"BuickMackane's Erie, PA Page" Erie by BuickMackane
Erie Travel Guide: 106 reviews and 209 photos
I'm just beginning construction on this page, so I wanted to say that I'm especially honored that VT gave it a Top 5 rating. I promise to keep up the good work -- thanks :-) !
My mother's family emigrated from Freising, Bavaria, Germany to the United States. They originally lived in New Jersey, but for many years gravitated to the large German community in Erie, Pennsylvania before moving back to NJ and finally returning to Freising permanently. My half-brother recently repurchased the house my grandparents owned about 60 years ago, purely for sentimental reasons. In all honesty, it's become a pretty scary neighborhood these days. While visiting other relatives in New York State, we took a day trip to downtown Erie and checked out the house. I'll upload the pictures after I get them developed!
- Pros:My mom's family loved it enough to settle there!
- Cons:Unmistakable evidence of urban decay
- In a nutshell:Plenty of natural beauty; I'll be back!
I observed several inexpensive chain motels in downtown Erie. I got the impression that they must hold conventions to... more travel advice
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