A – Z Challenge: A is for Asphalt


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A is for Asphalt. Our roads here are a light colored asphalt, sometimes with a webbing of tar over cracks. This lane is all asphalt with no visible tar, and is located within a private development. It is privately maintained and is much nicer than some nearby public roads which feature patched potholes, some cut out and refilled with neat rectangles and long strips, some just holes stuffed with hot asphalt and flattened into ragged patches.


Inspired by my WordPress friend Ruth, I decided to take the A to Z Challenge around my little town of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. In the 2010 Census, the population was 1,409 persons. We have one gas station, an art gallery/gift store with wonderful artisan wares, a magisterial court office, a Roman Catholic Church, a Synagogue, an ice cream stand, a pizza place, a family restaurant, one bank, several real estate offices, a US post office, a produce stand, an elementary school, a public library, several residential developments, and a number of other businesses. We are located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, about 35 miles from New Jersey and two hours from New York City. We have two lakes and are 1,805 feet above sea level.

9 thoughts on “A – Z Challenge: A is for Asphalt

    • Thanks, Sandy! I was sorry that all I could find was asphalt, but alas no apple trees, armadillos, or aardvarks or axes to be found in our immediate environs. Btw, I did see a number of armadillos as road kill as we drove through Georgia three weeks ago. 😳

      • Interesting. I understand armadillos are beginning to extend their territory north from Texas into Nebraska. I can’t say I’m looking forward to that.

      • I really enjoyed completing my local A-Z – it forces you to really look closely at where you live, often at things you take for granted so don’t really see – and sometimes you have to be quite creative in your interpretation of how to use a letter. Hope you enjoy it too! 🙂

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