Category Pennsylvania

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eleven

June 9-24 This next to the last day of the tour would be challenging as we would leave the GAP trail and connect with the fairly new, not quite completed Montour Trail by having to follow a set of convoluted directions through the outskirt of Pittsburgh. This is where we were going to rely on […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Ten

June 9-24 As mentioned in the prior post, my field trip would be out to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob (Hagen House).  Faithfull readers of the blog will recall our interest in this true American Genius and as we’d visited his Fallingwater the last time through, I was very interested in seeing this entirely different […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Nine

June 9-24 The bus pulled off the road at the Deal trailhead and parked, disgorging cyclists ready to hit the trail. We moved our luggage from the bus to the truck that would carry them on to that night’s campground, located our bikes, and walked over to the trail, mounting up to start our first […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eight

June 9-24 We drove Bev out to the airport in the morning, returning to the Urban Homestead to clean up, do a load of laundry and finally get on the road close to noontime with a short two-hour drive down to Pittsburgh. Our stay for the night was at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, actually located […]

Philadelphia, Part Five

  Timeline: March 18-27 Determined to see several sights our last day in Philadelphia, we were out early on our way to the first stop of the day, the Mutter Museum.  Diligent sightseeing requires adequate sustenance though and so we dropped by Miel Patisserie for a late breakfast.  We opted for the Le Parisien, Ham, […]

Philadelphia, Part Four

Timeline: March 18-27 We took our time getting out the next day, performing personal errands and just generally being lazy.  Around late morning we walked over to the Reading Terminal Market to get some lunch, knowing that we wouldn’t be eating dinner until close to 7pm that night.  Being a Wednesday, it was much less […]

Philadelphia, Part Three

Timeline: March 18-27 We would change things up on Tuesday as Jim was leaving for home and I’d be moving to an Airbnb rental on Spruce St near 18th, just around the corner from the Monk’s Café.  Having arranged for a late checkout, Jim and I pulled away from the hotel at 1pm and I […]