Sunday, August 07, 2011

Photo "Thursday"?:The Big Move...

As I'm sure all, or at least most of you no doubt know, I recently made the longest move of my life (so far.) The following is a chronicle of that move.
The picture below is a stand-in for the picture that I did not take of the Indiana/Ohio border on I-70. Hopefully the artist's (my) rendering will do justice to the excitement that the promise of *Discovery* incites in a person upon reading the welcome sign.




Approaching lovely Columbus...


Getting into rolling, mountainous regions...


Crossing into West Virginia and approaching the Wheeling Tunnel... Yay!






And very quickly into Pennsylvania...


And growing more mountainous all the time...








And finally crossing the Maryland border. (That tiny sign says "Maryland Welcomes You - Enjoy Your Visit!" Followed by a long series of signs to tell you all the rules you need to know to legally drive in the "Free State".)




There was some exceptionally lovely scenery crossing over the Appalachians, but unfortunately I missed most of the Maryland portion of it due to the fact that the sun went down. But next time, next time I'll get the stunning pictures that I'm sure are waiting there to be taken. For instance it was too dark to see Polish and Negro Mountains. They do know how to name things in Maryland.

3 comments:

Paul Kuliniewicz said...

Sorry you didn't get a chance to see the scenery in Maryland very well on account of it being night, including the scenic rest area at Sideling Hill. On the plus side, though, I do like the view you get driving towards Cumberland (I think that's the name of the town I'm thinking of) at night, when you crest a hill and suddenly see the town all lit up before you. So it's not all bad.

Ryan said...

Your "Welcome to Ohio" sign rendering is eerily accurate it actually made me homesick.

Also, once I drove to DC, and seeing your trip pictures really took me back. Especially that little slice of Pennsylvania!

Renee L. said...

Aww, that is kinda sad. And also thank you. It is quite a scenic drive.