Road trip from Ruskin, FL to Buffalo, NY. Second stop Pittsburgh, PA.

A 520 mile drive along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.

Lunch stop

My route had me go over the New River Gorge Bridge. I paddled that Class 5 river in 1993 with some whitewater buddies from Blowing Rock in a single inflatable kayak. No time to stop but will on the way home.

The Great One
Pops

The hotel which is across the street from PNC Park is a mini shrine to Pittsburgh pro sports. Great photo of Terry Bradshaw lighting Art Rooney’s cigar!

A breakfast and a 10:00 o’clock appointment at the Warhol Museum and afternoon game at PNC Park of Pirates/Mets.

On wood
My favourite Warhol portrait
Use of neon color
Keith Haring sculpture
Post Picasso

RAINOUT! It’s not even raining. Nothing like PGH on game day. Oh well, exploratory bike ride instead. OMG!

Old big house
For out cat friends

Big house and prison cat cove were the end of the trail. I turned around and headed back. I went a ways.

Not too far on this

On the way back from this end of the trail the heavens opened for 5 minutes. Just enough to soak you completely. This had me pause and take a pedestrian bridge over a big interstate to Troy Hill. Let the pics do the talking!

Came back down the hill and made my way down back to town. With a last stop in the Strip.

Point Park

Ride 25 very urban miles with 778 feet of elevation. I will not normally have this many pics or time for the blog but, it was just so cool. On to Buffalo tomorrow. Filet on the stone tonight maybe Gib! Big peace out Tres Dog

Road trip from Ruskin, FL to Buffalo, NY. First stop Waynesville, NC.

A full day getting to my old friends place in Waynesville, NC. A mountain chalet supremo.

A great meal that night and a huge sleep after 653 miles in the car. Slept like a “spanked baby”. A great breakfast with a lazy roll out into Waynesville via Lake Junaluska. Mast General Store and a great BBQ lunch. Cool pics on the drive.

Mike and I came back to the house and we messed around a little and he asked if I wanted to see the elk that were introduced into Great Smoky Mountain National Park at Cataloochee. WOW!

Another great meal with Mike and Terry. Super visit. On to Pittsburgh. Tough to leave.