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The Road Trip from Heck: our first unpleasant back road experience

Our first … gasp … unpleasant experience while taking a trip on back roads!

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How to Take the Scenic Route from Pittsburgh to the Flight 93 Memorial

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

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A Sister Trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the Laurel Highlands

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

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Visiting Pittsburgh – My Favorite Things to do

A list of my favorite things to see and do when visiting Pittsburgh!

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

528 to Foxburg

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

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

Fern Hollow – 15 miles

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

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The Trip that Started it all… (Part 3 – DC to Pittsburgh – 380 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)

Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)

More than anything, I loved this ride because the scenery was absolutely sensational and the roads were incredibly twisty, winding, hilly bastards that demanded focus and energy.  It was an all-around great ride.  I would highly recommend you try it.  There are a ton of things to see, down, eat, and experience all along this… Continue reading An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)