Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hills Upon Hills

Today we rode from Berlin to Farmington, PA. It was a day of steady long rolling hills, but mostly on the back roads of rural Pennsylvania. Before lunch we climbed, and climbed and climbed some more into the Laurel Ridge State Park. After lunch we rolled down a huge hill, dropping down at 50+ mph, until we hit PA 381. Thanks to Joseph, an architecture student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a map at lunch we were able to alter our route a little to see Falling Water, which was a wonderful experience.

After the stop to look at some amazing architecture we climbed again and rode through Ohiopyle, a great town that revolves around the river that runs through it and the kayakers that flock there along with families wading in the river. It was a great small town. Finally we climbed up again to our home for the night Benner’s Campground. Tonight is our first night camping, we set up the tents without incident, and the dinner crew put together a simple but great meal of rice and bean burritos.


MojoMan said...

Nathan: Thanks for the great posts and photos! We're starving for information out here! When I heard you were at Fallingwater, I truly wished I was with you. It's someplace I've wanted to visit for a very long time. It figures my kid (David Mollitor) would get there before me, but I'm very happy for you all.

Thanks again. Have a great ride and I hope your hip is feeling better.

Al Mollitor

Anonymous said...

Nathan: Hope that bruise heals before you get another. Fallingwater: how interesting to see such architecture when you are focused on affordable housing. As I understand FLW cared about affordable housing also. BettyLou