confluence (

n 1: a place where two things come together; “Pittsburgh is
located at the confluence of the Allegheny and
Monongahela rivers” [syn: junction, meeting]
2: a flowing together (as of rivers) [syn: conflux, merging]
3: a coming together of people [syn: concourse]

Our trip ended with a geocashing excursion near Confluence, Pennsylvania.

The name confluence got me to thinking.

This past weekend was a coming together of people. Our hosts were wonderful. They welcomed us at their cabin in the woods. We talked and laughed. A lot. Their 19 year old son took my guys fishing. He let my guys ride his mini-bike. (see below) We made S’mores. We went tubing. Swimming. Walking. Everyone pitched in for what needed to be done. It was great.

Crazy thing is, they’re cousins of mine. But cousins I didn’t know growing up. I met them in the course of doing business really, and have worked to know each other more and more since. Our families lost a closeness somewhere. No one really knows where or how.

But we’re working to reverse that trend.

Since I didn’t ask permission to post pix of our friends/cousins, I’ll leave you with a snapshot of their smallest pet, Tattoo.

I’ve never spent much time with a parrot before. Boy do they make a mess!


4 thoughts on “confluence.

  1. great signage (you know my love for signage)

    you need to tell us more about the geocashing experience. i am intrigued.

    oh, nice bird. and i am sure the cousins are cute too.

  2. I couldn’t stand the suspense. It’s not all THAT interesting…but here’s the story on Wikipedia:

    Confluence is so named for the juncture of the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek with the Youghiogheny River. It therefore provides many opportunities for boating and fishing (and hiking, as Pennsylvania’s highest point, Mount Davis, is located nearby).


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