I've just returned from a week near Jim Thorpe, PA, which was the place for the annual week long Day family reunion. I had a great time, despite some inner tension over how much time to devote to painting vs. socializing.
The area is beautiful, simply beautiful, and I found the local history of the town and area fascinating. I highly recommend the No. 9 coal mining tour if you are ever near Lansford. That is one unprettified, honest and amazing tour, and not for claustrophobics.
I must see the movie "The Molly Maguires"!