Sunday, October 2, 2011

Of barns, farms and old pickup trucks

Some vacations you revel in. Some vacations you just have to make the best of what you're handed. Karen and I were headed up to Eaglesmere, Pa for the fine arts festival that I was exhibiting at, and from there we wanted to do some hiking and shooting in the beautiful and very rural upstate Pennsylvania. Weather at this mid-August show runs the gamut from humid and hot, to high winds and thunderstorms. As luck would have it, thunderstorms closed the show early on Sunday so we packed up and drove back to the bed and breakfast that we were staying at. Monday morning we had a wonderful country breakfast and were deciding whether to head out or spend the day chillaxing. The weather took care of that decision. It was cloudy, gloomy and damp, rain falling off and on the entire time. Having our room on the creek side didn't help. The dampness wafted up the steep bank and just cut right through to the bone. We caught cabin fever early and, with rain gear at hand, decided to hop in the truck and do some exploring. Here’s what we found!


   












So the next time you want to get away from it all, try exploring the back roads and smaller byways whenever possible rather than just motoring along on a large freeway. As the late Charles Kuralt once said, "Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything." The best part of traveling with no set destination is you can never get lost!