Tuesday, November 8, 2011
AEDM 2011 #7: Prowling through Pennsylvania
Today was the shortest of the drives, which gave me plenty of time to detour off I-80, wander through the gorgeous Pennsylvania countryside & Amish enclaves, get lost in South Bethlehem and land in the weather capital of the world just long enough to meet Punxsutawney Phil. No preview on winter from him. He was too busy sleeping. There were so many scenes I had to pass up because it wasn't safe or practical to park with two little ones in tow; my heart wept digital tears as I left behind a vintage coke machine, a crumbling Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco barn and a beautiful horse and buggy, not to mention yesterday's outstanding sign by the mid-Ohio atheists, all which will have to remain just memories. But pictures really are secondary; the whole point of travel for me is to perk up the senses, to notice, to enjoy each moment like it is a meal I never want to forget.