Author Archives: caroldwyer

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at http://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com - and my literary blog at http://cdwyerbookishgrad.wordpress.com

Imposing old ruins at Ridley Creek State Park

After my trip to Valley Forge, the drive home found me taking a familiar road which goes through Ridley Creek State Park. It was shortly past noon and the sun’s warmth took the edge off the earlier chilly wind. So, … Continue reading

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Spring Super Sunday in downtown Media

For this event, I decided to write about it for a local Patch instead and link to my article. I signed up to contribute to the hyper-local news outlet earlier this year. My main interest was to submit posts about … Continue reading

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Camaro road trip dreaming

The inviting warm weather found me out at Phoenixville, Pa. for a food truck festival within the Shoppes of Valley Forge parking lot. I’ll be posting all about it and the delicious food shortly. As the sun overhead draws a … Continue reading

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A Valley Forge nature hike turned architecture stroll

The first of my two hikes this month was at Valley Forge National Historical Park and going into that weekend, weather was a concern. Would it snow or not? Luckily, no snowfall came out of our forecast; it was sunny … Continue reading

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Exploring deeper into Ridley Creek State Park

Waterfalls are a big travel bucket list item for me and they’re also part of what I love about nearby Ridley Creek State Park. So many of these beautiful natural elements are far away; this one is in a scenic … Continue reading

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Strolling through a patriotic car show with a friend at Rose Tree Park

Sunny and warmer days are around the corner, which also means car shows full of classic hotrods displayed for nostalgic entertainment. Not only are these a great way to get out and enjoy such inviting days, but they also have … Continue reading

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Upcoming hiking adventures in two local parks and facing the snow

Wintry weather hitting the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions through spring’s arrival sure has made me long for warm, sunny days. At the start of April, forecasts have continued to be dicey; rain and snow symbols showing up on one app … Continue reading

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