Saturday, August 22, 2015


The humidity is gone and the weather was perfect for a ride into Central Market  in York City today. From my house in Manchester it is only a six mile trip into Central Market so I took a round about route that adds some miles and some fun.  
The Colonial Courthouse on West Market Street in York, PA.  8-22-15

I came into the city today from West Market Street and passed the York Colonial Complex on the corner of West Market and Beaver Street.  The main building in the complex is the Colonial Courthouse.  The building that stands here today is a reproduction of the original courthouse that was destroyed by fire in the early 19th century.  During the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress, in exile from Philadelphia, met in the courthouse in York, PA.  It was here that the Articles of Confederation, our countries first plan of government, was adopted.  York County's copy of the document resides in the Colonial Courthouse.
Beaver Street outside of Central Market.  8-22-15
Central Market is right around the corner from the Colonial Complex.   Typically, market is busy on a Saturday, but today's spectacular weather made it even more so.  Honestly, it is a pretty cool thing.  I moved to York in 1995 and the city just didn't have anything going on.   It's nice to see so many people enjoying what York has to offer.  
Usually when I go to market I head for Kramer at Market to pick up my tea.   Today my destination was slightly different.  
Penderbrooks at Central Market, York, PA.  8-22-15

Local honey at Penderbrooks.  I got the 5lb. jar which is second from the left at the top.
To help my allergies I get local honey at Penderbooks.  Today they had the five pound I should be set for a while!
My journey home took me past Santander Stadium...home of the York Revolution baseball team.

The Codorus Creek and Santander Stadium in York, PA.  8-22-15

Riding north out of York my ride back to Manchester usually has a lot of traffic.  To avoid this I take a side trip by old Central York HS to a tunnel that goes under Interstate 83.  I love this because it opens up my ride to so many more possibilities...but you do need to watch 
Tunnel near the stadium near old Central York HS.  8-22-15

out for broken glass in the tunnel.  Once on the east side of I-83 I rode up past the incinerator and headed home.   Let's's ride included nerdy history, good food, a baseball stadium, and a tunnel.  Not bad.

David A. Raymond//August 22, 2015