|Historic Bethlehem Hotel from across the street|
Bob and I had a lovely weekend planned. We were going to Bethlehem, PA and staying at the Historic Bethlehem Hotel, a beautiful historic hotel -- just the two of us -- when Chuck chimed in and said he wanted to go, too.
I had no problem with that. Chuck is generally well-behaved and can be quite entertaining when he wants to be. This hotel, also, as it turned out was very pet friendly, and it did my heart good to see customers walking around with their dogs.
The only thing we didn't discuss--because I didn't think it would be an issue--was the fact that the hotel had the reputation for being haunted. Now, I wasn't concerned about it because there had never been any reported incidents of foul play.
Was the hotel haunted? Yes. But the ghosts were friendly. So we arrived, and everything was absolutely purrfect. For awhile.
In the beginning I was less concerned about ghosts and more interested in the history of the hotel. There was a Hall of History which tried to capture how the hotel had changed over the years and a local hotel historian in the lobby to answer any questions.
|Just one of the many display cabinets with old photos, antique memorabilia etc.|
I also noticed that tons of photos were hung in the bar area of all the famous people who'd stayed in the hotel.
|Famous musicians, politicians, actors, comedians stayed here|
|Bob Dylan - I was impressed!|
|Ray Charles - I was impressed!|
|This was the scene outside my hotel window at 11:00 at night.|
|The Historic Bethlehem Hotel|