Tuesday, July 9, 2019
One of our favorite Eastern states PA
Early interesting Cars:
Yawger family in the 1930sAdirondacks with their new car (Taken from Yawger Blog)
We had a good trip to Pennsylvania. We had fog, some rain and a good bit of road work to maneuver.
We drove across the Shenandoah’s to Staunton, birthplace of Woodrow Wilson. Then drove north in the Shenandoah Valley. Sherry commented, "This is the most beautiful drive, even in rain and on an interstate." I agreed. We crossed the Appalachian Trail in VA and PA. Sherry never fails to say as she looks over at that range of mountains, “I can’t believe we walked the entire range of the Shenandoah’s!”
There are many familiar names on this drive. Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Charles Town, named after Washington’s brother methinks.
Then also we passed by Walton’s Mountain and the town of Schuyler, the home of John Boy. Over our traveling time We have stopped and toured these places. The School where John Boy attended was fun, now a museum.
Oh, and locally in Lancaster, stands the home of President Buchanan. Friends Dan & Joan, who live here, took us on a tour of the home once. Famously known for being a bachelor. His first lady (or White house host) was his niece Harriet Lane.
We also remembered Monticello. Neat place, much smaller than I thought. It costs $8 to tour. If you give them a $10 bill they give you a $2 bill in return. $20 for two and you get back 2, $2 bills. The only place I ever received a $2 in change, but you know why, right?
Finishing the Valley the road continues thru about 20 miles of West Virginia and only a few miles of Maryland before reaching Pennsylvania.
And of course EVERYONE knows of the Battle of Gettysburg. We drove through it and the town.
Oh, and about Buchanan. He was quoted as saying to Abe as they rode in the carriage to the Inauguration Ceremony. “Abe, if you are as happy entering this office as I am leaving it, You sir, are one happy man!”
It was a longer than normal days trip for us, but we are settled in.
note to Susan K: I am 'too old' to figure to reply to a reply (LOL) but it is 77 this morning, nice. The only mistake, our windshield gets the morning SUN, making it a little HOT! LOL