Our entire family loves road trips that explore history and nature. In 2018 we decided to explore Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands over spring break. The Laurel Highlands are a beautiful mountainous area in western Pennsylvania not far from Pittsburgh.This area is full of fascinating history and gorgeous scenery–from the waterfalls of Ohiopyle State Park and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the resilient city of Johnstown.
In Part One of this 2 part blog series, we’ll explore Ohiopyle State Park, Fallingwater, and Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. In Part Two, we’ll check out the city of Johnstown and the Johnstown Flood National Memorial. … More Travel: Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, Part One
Seems like for everyone I know, including me, 2018 was a rollercoaster of a year. I can personally say that some parts were incredibly fun and filled with euphoria…other parts which I would prefer to move on and learn from were…let’s just say…challenging. But as Hunter S. Thompson said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” … More Travel: Highlights of Where We Went 2018
I’ve got a soft spot for underdogs and the offbeat so when my eye spied a billboard on interstate 95 for a “whirligig park,” it became a stop on our return trip home from Florida. Turns out the park had recently opened in November and was dedicated to the works of one man, Vollis Simpson. … More Travel: Vollis SimpsonWhirligig Park
As a character in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy noted, “Time is an illusion,” but that doesn’t stop me from absolutely loving New Year’s. Not because I enjoy staying up to watch the ball drop; I’m always in bed sound asleep well before that. But I love the opportunity for reflection and goal setting that … More Travel: Highlights of Where We Went 2017