Last week, when shooting pictures in Kensington, our groups digital camera ran out of batteries. Maybe we should of thought ahead to bring a spare set with us, but all in all, just a minor setback. No problem really. After looking up and down the streets we were on to see if there was a store close, we decided to pile back into the car and drive back up to Front Street, figuring we would find a convenience store. Once we got to Front Street, we played the same game, looking up and down the street for a CVS, a Rite Aid, an Eckerd, anywhere we could buy some batteries! But we didn’t see any, so we drove further south, figuring we would surely find one any minute. But low and behold, our group had to go all the way up to Broad and Susquehanna, practically almost back to Temples campus, to find a convenience store. So after we got our batteries, we headed back to Kensington, wondering if we had just missed the local CVS, or if there wasn’t any at all. So we drove around and looked for the “signs” of life that we are used to in our daily lives, a CVS, a Burger King, a Wawa. When we couldn’t find any, it struck our group as a possible topic for our quality of life project. The town is devoid of large chain stores, but it jam-packed with local business and mom and pop operations. In one of these stores, we would find our story. Who better then to tell us about the quality of life in Kensington then the local owners that have been in the neighborhood for years? So we decided our or next visit to Kenzo, we would look fro just that. And to remember extra batteries!
Group One - Holland Baldrige, Kylee Messner, Peter Morris