Monthly Archives: June 2013
We left The Old Spaghetti Factory to go find the Arch, turned left, and there it was.
Thursday after Fallingwater was a light travel day and Friday was the long drive to Missouri. We arrived late in the afternoon and went pretty directly to The Old Spaghetti Factory, a favorite of Lawrence’s and Gail’s from when they … Continue reading
Ever since seeing it in Childcraft probably around the age of five or six, I’ve been enchanted with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, an iconic house built in 1936-1937 for Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufman. When I learned that I’d … Continue reading
Wednesday after the Four Locks area of the C&O Canals and the Paw Paw Tunnel, we went to the Allegheny Passage Big Savage Tunnel, a 3000′ former railroad tunnel that is lighted. We had considered visiting it on our outbound … Continue reading
Wednesday after the canals, we went to the Paw Paw Tunnel, also on the old C&O canal system. It’s an unlighted 3000′ tunnel with a walking path — presumably the old mule tow path, which couldn’t have had a guard … Continue reading
Driving through Maryland, Lawrence spotted a sign for canals and locks and we exited to explore. After crossing this one-lane bridge, I spied a side road going down under a bridge and we went back to investigate.
Tuesday afternoon we attended the show at the Gettysburg visitor center and then drove the self-guided auto tour. We climbed each of the three observation towers and the view was amazing.
Monday we got public-transportation day passes that included the regional rail from where we were staying into Philadelphia and subway/train, trolley, and bus in town. We transferred from regional rail to subway at City Hall station and headed toward Independence … Continue reading
Last Sunday we drove and walked through Valley Forge, which I had visited two autumns ago with my cousins. For the record, this is Washington’s headquarters: And something in the detached kitchen looks very familiar! Skinnier, though, and softwood. I … Continue reading