Oceanic Mom 2007 - Road Trip 4/2007

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Near Lake Catawba in Ohio. We needed to stretch our legs.

A road winds through the damp cold air in Somerset County, PA.

The Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA.

Visitors leave items on this fence at the Flight 93 Memorial.

Docents a the memorial were eyewitnesses to the dramatic events of the terrorist attack over rural PA.

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom in Washington, DC.

Mom and the Capitol.

Me and a large steel rabbit thinking about where to go next.

DC cops ride past us on the Mall. The Smithsonian Castle sits in the background.

It was hard to find parking DC during the blossoming.

Mom's first sighting of the ocean.

The angry waves at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

I take a stroll into the ocean.

The colorful salt water taffy capital on the Rehoboth boardwalk.

Quieter Indian Inlet, Delware, was hosting this lone fisherman.

After a cheese steak, I roamed into the tide hoping not get a cramp.

An Assateague pony munches on some roadside spring grass.

The intracoastal at Assateague Island.

Mom got caught speeding on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Not a good idea since we can't swim.

I drove to Staunton to rest as the sun set on Virginia's piedmont.

Shenendoah National Park, Virginia.

I lift a mighty boulder in the Appalachians.

My car conquering the Blue Ridge Parkway. My last car did not make it.

The unforgettable New River gorge in West Virginia.

A view from Hawk's Nest SP in West Virginia.

Another Hawk's Nest view.

When crossing Ohio's Scioto Valley, there is a lot to see.

Heavy storms kept us at bay in Indiana.

Statistics:

Dates: For about six days in April, 2007, I re-drove my route to Washington that I took the previous New Year's because I wanted to show my mom the ocean and the mountains.

 

States Explored: IN, OH, PA, MD, VA, DC, DE, WV

Areas Explored: Southern PA; New River valley, WV; Delaware shore; Washington, DC

Transportation: 2000 LeSabre

New Frontiers: Enjoyed West Virginia in the daytime. Mom's first time in the mountains and at the ocean in her life.

Related Trips: Patriotic New Year 2007

Cast: Just me and my mom

 

Trip Diary: coming soon


All photos copyright 2007 by J. Bezold All content copyright 2007 by S. Plencner