Leaving the northeast corner of Ohio, we traveled through the northwest corner of Pennsylvania to arrive in the southwest corner of New York. Got that?
I kind of wanted to explore Pennsylvania more, but it just wasn’t practical on this trip. What we did discover is that the stretch of land along Lake Erie from Ohio through Pennsylvania and into New York is WINE COUNTRY!
Lush and green and loaded with grapes – there was a promise of some good tasting coming up. Once we got settled at our campsite just over the NY state border, we headed back along the road and took in a few wineries in both Pennsylvania and New York.
After dinner, we took the opportunity to check out the beach at Lake Erie (our second Great Lake stop). It was a windy, windy day, and the waves on the lake were reminiscent of the seashore – except that the water wasn’t salty, and there were no seashells on the rocks.
Sadly, we also saw signs of the effects of economic downturn, like this boarded up building:
And houses that looked like they had been wonderful homes at one time, falling into ruin.
And the road has been like a very gentle roller-coaster – the kind I might actually like to ride. The skies are blue, the clouds are fluffy, the weather not nearly as hot as through the mid-west states, and the lake here is almost like glass.
I’ll continue New York in my next post. Blessings, Peg