Friday, May 30, 2008

How Rude Of Me

For the past week or so I have been telling you all about or trip through 10 states and part of Canada. I have gone into some detail about the four of us, especially Harv, and plenty of pictures.

I am very guilty of not telling the entire story. There was "another" among us and her role in this adventure was critical.

Her name was, and still is, Jill. Jill is the navigator that we never leave home without. She is wonderful to travel with. She never asks to stop so she can pee and she never gets hungry. Her one quirk, if you will, is that she is a bit of a perfectionist. Every turn we make that she doesn't agree with results in a semi-polite oral interjection.....RE-CALCULATING.

Jill is our GPS unit who knows everything. She knows every road, restaurant, motel, gas station, tourist attraction, get the picture.

Jill is a real charm to be around if you like nerdy. She keeps track of everything including maximum speed on the trip....81.7 mph. Oooops...I was just trying to get around that speeding Amish buggy Mr. State Patrol officer sir.

Thank you Jill for a job well done!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ferndale, PA

On our recent excursion to Pennsylvania and all points in-between, I had the extreme pleasure to visit Johnstown,PA. Nuff said!
A suburb of that city of dis-repair was Ferndale. The Harvey clan lived there while Harv ran the Navy from Johnstown.
Below you will see two pictures of the same house and same person. The first picture is of Sue at age five in front of the house. The second picture is of the same house and person....a few years later.

Notice the feet in both pictures. :)
According to Sue and her folks, Molly and Harv, the old neighborhood in Ferndale looked pretty good even nearly 50 years later.

Tune in again soon for another edition of "Now What Are They Doing?"

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Here We Go Again!

Pretty soon I will run out of vacation pictures. Until then, enjoy.

As always, click on pictures to enlarge.

Maybe the Amish have the right idea for beating the high gas prices. I have studied the Amish for several years now and they are remarkable people. They are very hard working and loving people.

We saw many Amish farms in Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

What is a "Ferndale"? Tune in tomorrow for the answer.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Pictures For The Harvey Family

Just when you thought it was safe to look at the blog again.....MORE PICTURES! Some say that I could be the crazy uncle who would bore everyone with vacation movies.
Anyway, here are some that I took at the graveyard in Patton,PA. Family members will probably recognize the names.
As always, you may click on the picture for a larger image. Speaking of clicks, if you see an ad that interests you, click on it for more information. The revenue from those clicks keeps me in beer money.

The white wooden cross is the marker for Harv's Grandfather.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A Few More Pictures

It looks like I have a few more pictures from our trip out East.

The first picture is a quick shot of Gary, Indiana. From what we saw on the interstate driving around the city, the entire skyline was industrial. To be honest, it was not very appealing.
The other picture was of a very nice stadium where the Chicago White Sox play ball.
Just found another picture for you. This is a shot of the Sears Towers in Chicago.

We are still talking about the trip and what great fun it was to spend time with Sue's folks.
Speaking of Sue...that woman can drive. She probably did 95% of the driving and I did not mind a bit!
The two days we have been home have been very busy. We got the lawn mowed, the garden put in, some landscaping beds cleaned out and the screen porch cleaned top to bottom. We also found time to clean the rain gutters from last fall's leaves.
Tune in again soon for another edition of " Now What Are They Doing?"

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some Pictures For You

As promised, here are some pictures of our trip. These are from Niagara Falls, NY.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We Made It Home

What an adventure we had! I still need to check the number of miles we traveled during our seven day quest. I do know one thing, we had those tires rolling.
We pulled into the property shortly after midnight this morning after leaving from the other side of Flint, Michigan at about 9:00 yesterday morning. It was a full day of driving in LOTS of traffic, especially through Chicago and Madison, WI. It was obvious by the number of vehicles that this is a holiday weekend. In spite of all the traffic, we rolled up about 750 miles yesterday.
Thursday we saw Niagara Falls...WOW...that was a site to behold. I must have taken 100 pictures. Soon I will post them for you to enjoy.
I cant believe how busy we were. I didn't even have a chance to call my old motorcycle buddy, Alain, who lives near Rochester,NY. I will have to do a rain check on that call.
Several people have asked about the price of gasoline along the route. We saw everything from $3.67 in Minnesota to $4.26 in New York State. If you see an ad that interests you here on the blog, feel free to click on it so I can pay my gasoline bill. :)
Sue and I had a great time with her folks, Molly and Harv. They were real troopers and did a great job lasting through ten states and one Canadian Province.
I am ready to hit the road again but something called work keeps getting in the way.
Check back soon for some riveting pictures.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We Are In Niagara Falls,NY

We made it out of Altoona, PA where we spent the night last night. Before I tell you about today, please allow me to tell you about the great day we had in Patton, PA yesterday. First of all, Patton is where Harv grew up and he wanted to see it again. That we did! We even had lunch with his boyhood chum Eddie who still lived there.
Below you will see some pictures of Patton, Grandma's old bar and restaurant and some surrounding buildings. The Harvey family will recognize most of the pictures, except the one of the racks of videos. That was taken inside the old bar. Yup, you guessed it, the bar is now a video store. Where are the priorities of these people? Harv wanted to have a beer in Patton so we bellied up to the bar at the VFW. I never turn down the opportunity for a cold beer.

Back now to where I started. We are holed up for the night in Niagara Falls, NY. Tomorrow we will go see the falls in hopes that they will have them turned on for the season.

After that we are heading for Canada, Michigan, a four hour car ferry ride across Lake Michigan, Wisconsin and on home to Minnesota.

I had better run along now. I am rigging up a barrel for the falls!

Monday, May 19, 2008

A Few Pictures

This has been a very week. We left home on Saturday and have traveled in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Here are a few pictures we snapped along the way:

I will write more and post more pictures please come again.