Brief notes on the trip, state by state, with sights, places, and photographs.
The road trip started beautifully. We were on a lake in a small town in Pennsylvania, down a road that we couldn’t even find trying. But once we eventually arrived, it was well worth the wait. We would put a “This Place Matters” sign here because of the memories it holds for Vinny, and, now me too.
In Pennsylvania US Route 6 had a very long detour with winding roads that kept going and going through rural farm country. The only indication that we were on the right path were small detour signs that were usually accompanied by signs that said “winding road next 5 ½ miles.” Some of these rural county roads were wide enough for only one car.
Among the highlights of US Route 6 is the town of Wellsboro where we stopped for a picnic lunch. This town had gas street lamps down a center median, a variety of stores catering to more than the tourist, beautiful architecture, and a wonderful town park in the middle of town. We were not the only people to enjoy lunch there.
For a shortcut we drove Route 59 across the Allegheny National Forest rather than dipping south on US-6. The road opened up so we could drive without traffic lights and many cars on the road. The breeze was crisp and refreshing and the scenery could not be surpassed. We were stuck behind a logging truck for a while, but that was the only downfall. (Unfortunately none of the pictures came out clearly.)
Route 6 across PA was a long day, but it was much better than the Pennsylvania Turnpike, also known as I-80.
One more note… Pip is along for the journey.