When a hurricane came upon us in late summer of 2011, we retreated to Pennsylvania for a few days to avoid the power outages and floods. While there, we discovered a place called Fort Ligonier. A well-preserved colonial fort, it includes pikes, barricades and all the amenities of the 1700s.
When I lived in Sheffield, I worked at the city’s largest mall, Meadowhall. An industrial town, the mall was built to match. Rumor has it that, as one of the first malls in the country, its success was so uncertain that it was designed to be converted to a prison with a minimum of effort should it not survive as a mall.
I have a lot of fond memories of working here, and few that I’d rather forget; still, walking out at night to the dark skies and bright lights was always captivating.
More of Ringwood State Park – one of my favorite places in New Jersey.