Day Eight:: Youngstown to Laurel
Last day. Easy drive right until the end. Worst traffic since Chicago - and not on an interstate - plus the derecho (don't you love how we're all using that word like we hadn't just learned it 3 days ago?) had knocked out the power in my building, so my friend and I got a hotel in Laurel.
The Ohio Turnpike. My West Coast friend was groaning at all the tolls...
Welcome to Pennsylvania!
the toll ticket - I like the "pay once as you exit" system instead of the "keep stopping and paying over and over again" one.
... But my friend had to admit the service plazas are great!
The trees along the road cut make for an odd sight
Farm exhorting us to Drink Milk
And a wind farm
The tunnel under the Allegheny Mountain
Entering Chesapeake Watershed area
Finally - Welcome to Maryland!
And welcome to wrecks in the Greater DC Metro Area rush hour!
US Route 1 - a bookend to US 101 we traveled before!
Gwen weathered the power outage okay, thanks to marvelous Myra! who kept her well supplied with water. But she's in the hotel now, too.
And... got home to no power. Went to the apartment and collected my cat and went to a hotel. Hot and dark: not doing it for who knows how long...