The story of my first visit to the famous Cucumber Falls in Ohiopyle State Park.
What to do on a beautiful Saturday during the long Labor Day weekend? We quickly settled the “dilemma”, choosing a drive to the Lehigh Valley, and a walk on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA, Mike’s alma mater. With the luxury of time, we headed out for the day, planning to drive Interstate-78… Continue reading Time Well Spent–The Back Road From Lehigh University
Our first … gasp … unpleasant experience while taking a trip on back roads!
The Flight 93 Memorial near Somerset PA is a very powerful monument to a very painful moment in American history. In the blink of an eye, a nondescript field and treeline amidst the bucolic rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania was transformed forever. By visiting the site which honors the victims of the acts of terrorism… Continue reading How to Take the Scenic Route from Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial
My sister and I decided a few years ago to take annual road trips together – just the two of us. It has turned into a wonderful tradition, deepening our relationship. We opted for our 2019 road trip to head to Western Pennsylvania and explore Frank Lloyd Wright houses Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. While planning… Continue reading A Sister Trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the Laurel Highlands
An impromptu trip to Nashville turns into a mystical journey across the heart of bourbon country
A list of my favorite things to see and do when visiting Pittsburgh!
Words cannot describe last night’s ride. I’m going to try, but I’m sure I’m going to fail miserably. The ride cam wasn’t set up, but even if it had been, I’ve not been thrilled with it lately so I don’t know how good of pictures I would’ve gotten. One final caveat – I’ve been proclaiming this… Continue reading 528 to Foxburg
So, you have to write when the muse is around, right? So I’ve heard. Anyway, I’ve been sitting on the back porch with Sammy, enjoying the beautiful weather, reading and working on my beer, and the mood struck. I’ve really wrestled about which back road that I wanted to write about first – should I… Continue reading Fern Hollow – 15 miles
Leaving the DC area wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Route 50 was, once we got outside the urban sprawl, an unbelievably beautiful ride and road. It cuts straight through some of Virginia’s oldest colonial villages and farmland. The presence of American history along this old trade route is so prevalent… Continue reading The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 miles)