In July 2009 (this year) I left my beloved California and moved to Pennsylvania. I wrote about leaving California in my blog post “Leaving My California” – https://amarez.com/2009/07/19/leaving-my-california/
My first travel post describes my journey from California to Sedona – https://amarez.com/2009/12/05/my-journey-california-to-pennsylvania-july-2009-part-1-of-3-from-california-to-sedona/.
My second travel post describes my journey from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Oklahoma – https://amarez.com/2009/12/05/my-journey-california-to-pennsylvania-july-2009-part-2-of-3-santa-fe-to-oklahoma/
After Oklahoma, I drove east to Missouri, continuing my journey to Pennsylvania. I’m including my tweets (twitter posts), from that time.
July 26, 2009. In Joplin, Missouri for the night – currently having dinner at a local place recommended by my motel – just down the street!
July 26, 2009. So much for SF food snobbery. Grilled tilapia at a place called Whisky Creek, and it’s really really good!
July 27, 2009. Staying in Rolla, Missouri for two nights. I need a break from driving. The Ozarks are pretty.
Ozarks from Highway near Rolla, Missouri, July 2009
July 28, 2009 . It rained here in Missouri. I miss the weather in my California – only rains in winter, no thunderstorms, no snow. Not a fan of weather.
On to Illinois.
Water Tower, Casey, Illinois, July 2009
July 29, 2009. Just west of Indianapolis. I saw fields of corn, being that I’m in the midwest.
July 30, 2009. Stayed at the Hampton Inn – great rate with AAA and business travel is down so room rates are good. Reminded me fondly of business travel.
Hampton Inn, Plainfield, Indiana, July 2009
July 30, 2009. In Ohio – not much further to go
The highways got more crowded. Ohio had great highway rest stops, very nature oriented. There was a wonderful wooded area, with picnic tables, at the place where I stopped.
Wooded Area, Highway Rest Stop, Ohio, July 2009
July 31, 2009. In Pennsylvania – not much further to go
Driving on Highway 70 through West Virginia (briefly) and western Pennsylvania, the scenery was spectacular, a winding road, mountains, trees, very dramatic. Sadly, I did not get any pictures.
I stayed at a hotel in Bedford, Pennsylvania. While a bit on the faux “old timey” side, the hotel was confortable and had a certain charm. The lights in front of the hotel were interesting. The morning the fog was mysterious.
Street Lamps, Bedford, Pennsylvania, July 2009
Morning Fog, Bedford, Pennsylvania, July 2009
Continuing on the Pennsylvania highways.
Pennsylvania Highway, July 2009
August 1, 2009. 2900 miles, 13 days and I’ve reached my destination! My road trip is over.
The miles are wrong — I was looking at the wrong thing. Per google maps, the journey was 3112 miles!
Beautiful Garden, Family Home, Pennsylvania, August 2009
My Four California Plants on the Porch with other Family Plants, Pennsylvania, August 2009
My journey ends.