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Old 08-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #1681
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I had been wanting to stop at this place for a while.



I have passed it several times and always found it interesting.
Del Buono's Bakery is just up the street !
You remember, the The Quintessential Quagmire of Quirky Acquisitions !!!!
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Anyway, this MicAdee's is very retro.



Take a drive thru the Golden Arches.



And their old McBurgerhead Dude !







Nice 1950's advertising.



Ronald had not been created yet.

The unfortunate part of this McDonald's in Mount Ephraim is that someone took the drive thru a little too seriously.
A man drove at speeds of up to 100 MPH and crashed into the front of this building in 2002.
This was no accident either, and it claimed the lives of Three Employees.
Information can be found here on philly.com



Here is an original article on an interesting website that is a little disturbing !

There is a road directly across from this McDonald's that ends at the road that goes by the front.
The man drove down that street, crossed the highway and into the building.

According to the first article the original building was razed after the accident, so this is a reproduction of an earlier McD's design.

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:00 PM   #1682
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I have been laying out a trip which will take us out to Erie, PA.

I have been wanting to stop at Cherry Springs State Park near Wellsboro, PA.
The sky is pretty dark there and you can see the Milky Way and lots of stars.
Something lacking here in almost any part of New Jersey.

Then ride west, see some sites, take some pictures (), and camp along Lake Erie, if possible.

Camping seems to hard to find in PA for some reason.

Then on the way back see some more interesting stuff I found online.

Did you know that Jimmy Stewart was from Pennsylvania ?

I am still in the planning stages.
Once I get over what I got I will need a break.

I will post more when I get my act together !
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:34 PM   #1683
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Good chatting with you today, you didnt mention cherry spring... very close to ole bull.
I'm in site 38 Oct 10 -12 probably adding 13th
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...apark/olebull/
And I forgot to mention Hyner view, another overlook
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyner_View_State_Park
Here's links for the others
http://www.visitpago.com/counties/elk/benezette/
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar.../kinzuabridge/
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Creek_Gorge

Oh, 73 to end then 61 for cabellas and centralia

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Old 08-30-2014, 05:49 PM   #1684
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Good chatting with you today, you didnt mention cherry spring... very close to ole bull.
I'm in site 38 Oct 10 -12 probably adding 13th
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...apark/olebull/
And I forgot to mention Hyner view, another overlook
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyner_View_State_Park
Here's links for the others
http://www.visitpago.com/counties/elk/benezette/
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar.../kinzuabridge/
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Creek_Gorge

Oh, 73 to end then 61 for cabellas and centralia
the road up and back down to hyner View is fun and tight...I have friends whose families have settled Tioga county back in the day...they have some awesome knowledge of backroads...basically in the Wellsboro area any road with a 4 in its number will be an awesome road to ride... also you have to stop in Wellsboro...its a town that comes straight out of New England...in fact at the time Wellsboro was founded the area was considered New England. The Wellsboro Diner is the oldest diner in the USA and the Penn Wells Hotel is an awesome landmark with interesting history and archetecture...AND
You are planning to see the PA Grand Canyon right??? At Leonard Harrison State Park...
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:29 PM   #1685
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Thank you Norman.

I had originally intended staying at Cherry Springs, but they do not take reservations and it is pretty rustic.
I prefer a shower once in a while !

Thanks for all the links.
I will check them out.

We are probably going the week of September 14-20,
but it would have been nice to camp with you guys.
Perhaps if the "package" comes on time we can make the trip up with you anyway.

We will play that one by ear for now.
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Hey Ben.

We have been to Wellsboro before to do some genealogy research.
We did eat at the Wellsboro Diner.
That is a pretty neat place.

And we are planning on not only seeing the Greencanyon, but camping there as well at Leonard Harris State Park.
I need to make reservations.

I have been told I was at the PA Grandcanyon before when I was young.
I don't remember it.
The pictures of the canyon remind me of West Virginia.
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Hey Ben.

We have been to Wellsboro before to do some genealogy research.
We did eat at the Wellsboro Diner.
That is a pretty neat place.

And we are planning on not only seeing the Greencanyon, but camping there as well at Leonard Harris State Park.
I need to make reservations.

I have been told I was at the PA Grandcanyon before when I was young.
I don't remember it.
The pictures of the canyon remind me of West Virginia.
The roads around there are not overly twisty but they do offer some nice scenery and virtually no real traffic to speak of......Leonard Harrison is only 10 miles from Wellsboro.
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Here are some of the pictures I liked from our recent trip in Pennsylvania.

We basically went to Wellsboro, Erie and Altoona.

This is the PA Grand Canyon viewed from Leonard Harrison State Park near Wellsboro, PA.



One of the wonderful meals my wife made.
That is a piece of chicken by the way cooked on our homemade BBQ !



Yes, that is a plug in my tire !!!
That got me to a dealer who happened to have a tire close enough to replace this one.
And yes, I did trim that off!







Kinzua Viaduct, Mount Jewett, PA.
And I had nothing to do with that ! HONEST !



Camping on the shores of Lake Erie.



With some nice sunsets.





The view from our tent !



Presque Isle Lighthouse, Erie, PA.



Another lighthouse on Presque Isle leading to Port Erie.



Statue of Liberfrog !



Statue of Oliver Hazard Perry, the Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.



General Anthony Wayne Blockhouse.







Drake Well, the first well drilled for oil in the World !
Titusville, PA.







Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge at the site where John Roebling invented the Steel Rope Cable in Saxonburg, PA.



One of my buddies.



Statue of Jimmy Stewart in his hometown of Indiana, PA.



Why we saw no trains going through the famous Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA.



Our last campground at Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, PA.



More, of course, when I get time.
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One of the wonderful meals my wife made.
That is a piece of chicken by the way cooked on our homemade BBQ !



Kinzua Viaduct, Mount Jewett, PA.
Looks delicious and good job on the bbq idea, but I think she lied to you on what you are eating.
Dont tell her I told ya
Looks like a great trip, what did you think of Kinzua?
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Looks delicious and good job on the bbq idea, but I think she lied to you on what you are eating.
Dont tell her I told ya
Looks like a great trip, what did you think of Kinzua?
All I know is that it tasted just like chicken!

The bridge, or what is left of it, is an awesome site to see.
As long as you are not afraid of heights you should go out to the end. It is safe.
There is a lot of construction going on at the site because they are building a new visitor center but you can still get to the bridge.
The road in is a little narrow and rough at points but not a problem at all.
Very nice area to ride in.
And great scenery from the bridge.
You should see some great fall colors when you go.
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So let me get started on our last trip...FINALLLY !

Some people were asking about my rack that I put all of our stuff on.

Well, it goes like this.

This is the Top Case "Sliding Carriage" rack for the Triumph Top Case.
Yes, the rack and Top Case does slide side-to-side when you make turns.
WHY? I don't know.
Once again I thing it was over engineered.
I mean, come on, it's not like anyone is going to race with this thing to make that much of a difference !
Plus it only slides about 1/2 inch, or perhaps 3/4 inch !

The side cases sway in curves also.
Probably about and inch.

But I never notice either one moving when riding.



The only place I had to install bolts to hold my Plywood Rack onto were the
two holes that the Rubber Stoppers are on the rear corners of the Triumph rack.
You can see light through the one on the right.

This is the same Plywood Rack I used on the PC.



I had to modify it by cutting out a bigger hole in the rear center and notches for the two brackets in the front.
Other then that is was just drilling new holes for the bolts.

There is not much room underneath the Sliding Carriage Rack so those two bolts were the only thing attaching our stuff to the bike.



Well, the straps I use I run through the back rail so all of our stuff is held in place on four points and not just two.

And voila !



Pretty much the same set up as last time.
The tent is new, and bigger.
A 4 man Dome Tent by REI, which worked out perfectly for all of our stuff, and us !

This tent was only 4 pounds heavier than the other one so I was not concerned about the weight.



We lost some poundage in the side cases. Around 13 pounds.
My wife froze all most all of our food so we did not have any cans on this trip, so that saved the weight I believe.

And we were ready to go.

Late, but ready to go.
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We headed right up State Highway 73 and road it to the end in Pennsylvania.

When I got to the bridge to get out of New Jersey I had to pull over and get my toll out.
I had forgotten to do that before I left.
Well, I remembered then I forgot !

Plus it gave me a chance to take a picture !



Over in Philadelphia Route 73 takes some weird turns and runs through some nice neighborhoods !







The local name is New State Road here.
It then turns Left and heads North West through the North East part of Philadelphia on Cottman Avenue.



You finally get out of the Urban area and it gets a whole lot nicer riding.



No more traffic lights every block !

And no more blocks either !



There are a few nice towns to ride through.



Some nice old architecture.



This area was using bear statues to bring the community together.



Sorry the pictures are blurry.
We left in some rain and ran into some heavier rain on the way.
Nothing too bad.
Just annoying.





Sorry, I do not know exactly where these pictures were taken,
but they were all on Route 73 in Pennsylvania.
I wanted to give you a sense of the area we were leaving and heading into.
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We came to a Fork-in-the-Road !







This is in Centerport, PA.

And yes, there is a Knife and Spoon nearby.


On the front left side of Sanfords.



Not as big, but still to big for us to use.

Nice little town.



I took this as STOP EATING SO MUCH !





Someone had put their own little plaque at the base.



A little information on Roadside America.
But no reasons given as to why it is located here.

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Route 73 had ended just south of Centerport.
That put us onto PA-Route 61, with the detour to the fork of course !
We wound up back on PA-61 and then onto PA-54, which was a nice road.
That put us onto US-15 just south of Williamsport, PA.

I had contemplated going for the Pennsylvania Tag-O-Rama Tag, which was about 25 miles further west.
But with the rain, and leaving late I decided to just keep on our route.



Good thing too, because the rain started getting heavier.



When we reached our destination I looked at my shriveled hand.



Good thing I had Heated Grips.
That helped keep my hands warm, and to somewhat dry out.

I had stopped at an overlook near Williamsport, PA, but with the low clouds and poor visibility there was not much to see.
So I went to our next stop, which I had added at the last minute.



Little League International Headquarters and Museum.

Plus the Little League World Series is held here just over the hill.





There was a statue here of the founder of Little League, but I did not see it,
and the road leading down to the field is not open to public traffic.
So I got a picture of the guy leaning on his bat down the hill.



Sorry, I have no idea who he is.

Fortunately the clouds were beginning to break, which was good because we were coming up to our first twisty part in a little while.



Little League International has a facebook page.

This looks like the official Little League website.

The Little League Museum is next door.

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Williamsport, PA is a nice old town.



Lots of interesting old buildings and large mansions along 4th Street.









Sorry, but none of the bigger mansion pictures came out very good.

The first house in Williamsport was built in 1786 and the town was incorporated as a borough in 1806.
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