Runaway Daily: USA – Day 11. Pothole and Pizza capital in the world, Pennsylvania

Runaway Daily: USA – Day 9. Stepping into Bear fever – Boyertown, PA
August 8, 2011
Runaway Daily: USA – Day 12. Welcome to New York, The Empire State!
August 15, 2011

Runaway Daily: USA – Day 11. Pothole and Pizza capital in the world, Pennsylvania

 

 

Day 10. P & P – Pothole and Pizza capital in the world

 

Pothole

What a random encounter!

Archbald Pothole State Park, there’s a huge pothole. According to their website, “a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter of the pothole decreases downward. The largest diameter is 42 feet by 24 feet. At the bottom it is 17 feet by 14 feet. The pothole has a volume of about 18,600 cubic feet, so could hold about 140,000 gallons. It would take 35 fire truck tankers to fill the pothole.”

 

15,000 years ago… wow!

Sadly, I couldn’t learn about this at the part because the interpretive sign fell into the bottom of the pothole. Not sure someone push into it, for some reason, or some sort of natural disaster happened, I don’t know but it was there, un-readable. But it looks really interesting though.
Say hi to nature’s wonder!
DSC_5210

 

 

Pothole Pennsylvania

 

Pizza

Next stop, the pizza capital in the world, Old Forge, Pennsylvania.

Today was my big day, the first pizza in the United States. I can’t believe I haven’t had any pizza in America yet!

I didn’t know there’s another famous types of pizza other than Chicago pizza, frankly. And this place is, what they call, the pizza capital in the world. And now, I couldn’t say otherwise.

 

Arcaro and Genell, open for business since 1962. It was quite busy even though it was only Tuesday night.

We ordered two classic styles, White and Red pizza.

White pizza is literally white – without tomato sauce, and cheese is in between two thin crusts. Hot and steamy cheese, flooding through the crust… mmm….!! I’ve never had anything like this before, and it was amazing.

Red pizza was the type of pizza I know, but the thin crust and sauce make the difference. I really felt like I’m in ‘the pizza capital in the world’.

Check out the photos, and blame me for making you hungry. 🙂

Arcaro and Genell

Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania
White pizza, Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania

 

DSC_5253

 

Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania

Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania

 

Red Pizza

 

DSC_5282

 

DSC_5241

Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania

 
*Special thanks to Gary, for understanding our last minute change of plan, and your hospitality! Hopefully see you again soon.

Enjoying my journey in the US?

Don’t forget to follow Runaway Juno on

Twitter @RunawayJuno & #JunoinUS hashtag,

Facebook page & Filckr photo albumalong with Runaway Juno blog!


 

Arcaro and Genell, Old Forge Pennsylvania

 

 

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

11 Comments

  1. You are probably going to get some arguments that the best pizza in the US is in PA. Your photos do look tasty, but I prefer New York style.

  2. Sarah Wu says:

    Wow girl, ur first pizza in the US? I’m surprised you haven’t have any yet. They do look so yummy from your photos.

  3. I’m surprised you didn’t want to stick to Taco Bell 🙂 Actually, I’ve never told you this before, but my Dad makes the best pizza on the East Coast…

  4. Amanda says:

    Now my stomach is growling!

  5. Kyu sun says:

    Very happy to see your big smile in your all pics!
    I’m always supporting you;)

  6. Don’t feel bad that it took you awhile to have your first pizza in America experience. I’m an American and I’ve still never tried a white pizza before! Looks delicious though =).

  7. meaghan says:

    I LOVE white pizza! It’s my fave! Glad you discovered it!

  8. Wow, the white pizza looks different. If you go to NYC be sure to try the artichoke pizza in the East Village. yUM!! Looks like you’re having loads of fun over there. ^_^

  9. ciki says:

    Now that’s what I’m talking about – the pizza looks fabulous – my kinda dining woohoo!!!

Leave a Reply to Kyu sun Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *