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Jul 6, 2018 - Heading to Bedford Pa. to meet up with Charlotte's parents

Another easy day of driving. Last night a weather front passed by and brought cooler temperature. Didn't leave until 10:00 am. Meeting up with Charlotte's parent later in the day. Traveled on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for the first time. Costed us $15 bucks. Stopped at Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, Pa. Its rated very high so it cost us $55 bucks a night. Since its still the July 4th weekend its very busy. Parked in a muddy campsite. But it did rain last night here. Right behind the swimming pool. Heading out to the New York City...

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May 16, 2017 - Allegheny Portage Railroad and Horseshoe Curve

In the early 1800's, it took 23 days to travel from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh by wagon. In addition, PA merchants were discouraged by the completion of the Erie Canal fearing that NY merchants’ goods would reach the western territories long before theirs. The response was to dig a water canal across PA. When the digging of the canals began, no one considered how to cross the Allegheny Mountains. The immediate solution was the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Small canal boats (of both freight and passengers) were loaded onto flat rail cars...

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New York and Maine

May 15, 2017 - Fort Necessity

We took the historic National Road (now US 40) to Fort Necessity. This road winds through the beautiful Allegheny Mountains and was the predecessor to today's super highways, being the first federally funded highway. Fort Necessity was the site of the first real battle of the French and Indian War in 1754. Twenty-two-year-old Colonel George Washington of the British army, and aide to Gen. Edward Braddock, led a group of Virginia militia and Indians to combat the expansion in the west by the French. His group came across a party of the...

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New York and Maine

May 14, 2017 - Flight 93 National Memorial

A big item on our "To Do" list for this summer was to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial and today we did. Shanksville, PA is rural America at its finest, and one can only imagine the scene if the flight had landed in a more populated area. As soon as you get out of the car, there is a black slate walkway identifying the final flight path. You walk along that path for several hundred feet where it overlooks the 17- ton boulder that identifies the point of impact, upside-down, at 593 MPH, only 18 minutes flying time to its target in...

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May 13, 2017 - Bedford, PA

We left Alabama searching for some cooler weather (it was 86 degrees our last day) and, oh boy, we found it! We are now in Bedford, PA, and it is raining with a high today of 49 degrees. The rain will continue throughout the weekend with highs in the 50's and lows in the 40's. When we left Chattanooga, we headed for a three night stop-over at a new motor coach resort in Galax, VA. For our traveling friends, they offer a three night stay free for you to scope it out. It is a very nice place with wide roads and paved, landscaped sites. The...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Been Here Done That

July 7 we spent the night in Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, Pa and now we find ourselves spending the night of September 6 in Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, Pa. That means that tomorrow is the end of an absolutely fantastic journey during which we saw the beauty of God's creation in many forms. Truly we had the opportunity to see the power of the Hand of God. Sorry to see it end, but tomorrow is the first of of the seven days we will need to see all the girls and grands. We so look forward to seeing and hugging all!!!!

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Westward Ho

Jun 12, 2014 - Falling Water

After four days in Virginia, we headed north and a little west into Pennsylvania to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's famous house, Falling Water. Built in the 1930ies by the Kaufman family of nearby Pittsburgh, Falling Water was recently nominated as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Houses in the world. It certainly deserves that nomination. Set deep in the woods and situated literally over a waterfall on Bear Creek, it's a wonderful adaption of modern architecture to its environment. The Kaufman's (owners of a large department store in Pittsburgh)...

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New England Bound

Sep 20, 2013 - Bedford, PA

Bedford, PA is an overnighter on the way to Gettysburg. We get a new sticker! Our USA states map is looking good! Western Pennsylvania is pretty rugged. I was a little worried about the tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but it turns out that I should have been worried about the roads through Pittsburgh. The highways twist around steep hills, there is a long climb and steep descent in heavy traffic to the river, many converging highways before the bridge, tight turns on both sides of the river, then a narrow freeway along the river to...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Bedford, PA

Our first stop on our trip South was Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, PA. We stayed here last fall on our way south and met a neat couple, Jan and Sheila who come here for the Oldies Weekend most years. They have a ’57 Chevy that they usually bring for the car show and Jan and Bob had a jam session around the campfire last year. We have been corresponding with them via email and when Jan was making their reservations earlier this summer for this weekend he sent us a note to let us know he had reserved us a site. That worked out...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Iowa to Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 3, 2013 Weather: Gorgeous Sunny Day Temp: 60’s in the morning then up to 72 in the afternoon As we mentioned yesterday, the country side is rapidly changing. We are still seeing huge corn fields but here in Iowa and Illinois we noticed that most of the fields are not irrigated as they were in Nebraska. In fact there were a couple areas in Indiana and Ohio that appeared to have had too much rain and the corn wasn't doing as well. I did much of the driving today as Wilmer was working on the journal. I did allowed him the...

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Sep 13, 2012 - Heading south again, first stop Bedford, PA

On September 5th we started our trip south to our winter home in Foley, AL. We have given ourselves five weeks to get there and some portions of our trip our still not decided, I hope we can find some new fun places to see. We spent our first week on the road at the Friendship Village Campground in Bedford, PA. We didn’t really have a plan for what to see or do in the Bedford area but still managed to fill up the time quickly. After making our reservations at the campground we found out that it was “oldies weekend”, complete with a classic...

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Sep 6, 2012 - and the answer is . . . .

27 miles from Bedford to Cumberland, MD. Who knew! This morning we actually organized the kitchen without killing each other. It was tough going for a while however, since each of us wanted to be the organizer, and wanted the other one to be the "helper." This afternoon we went to Old Bedford Village, a "town" from the 1700s recreated. It's a little like Williamsburg (MUCH smaller scale) with people dressed in period costumes (mainly) and talking about the different crafts and work that people did there. If I can manage to upload some...

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