Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Epic Road Trip - Day 2

May 15, 2016

Day 2Morgantown, WV - New Castle, PA - 332 Miles

It was a very long and winding day of travel, but I got to see a lot of kitschy stuff as well as learn a lot of history.

Ryder just hanging out at Don Knotts' Star - Morgantown, WV

Then it was off to Fort Necessity National Battlefield - Farmington, PA
 Young George Washington had this fort built out of necessity to stave off the French at the beginning of the French and Indian War.

If you look closely, you can see the snowflakes. Brrrrrr! It is cold and me with just a sweatshirt. Would be tolerable if not for the biting wind.

Washington's Tavern
Young George Washington, after losing at Fort Necessity, later bought this parcel of land, because he thought it would be a great place for an inn or tavern. Sort of like 'build it and they will come.'


Then it was onto Friendship Hill National Historic Site - Farmington, PA. Learned a lot about the 4th Secretary of the Treasury, Gallitin.

History lessons done for the day, I could not pass up the opportunity to check out the statues of Bobby Vinton and Perry Como at the McDonald's - Cannonsburg, PA

Ryder at the Singing Perry Como Statue in downtown Cannonsburg, PA

The day would not have been complete without a stop at the Twisted Cone Building - Cannonsburg, PA

And, last but not least, the World's Largest Teapot - Chester, WV

And then the day was done and it was off to the Rose Point Park Campground, New Castle, PA

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