Today we left Pittsburgh, we wanted to try and see a little bit more of the Pennsylvania countryside and Gettysburg. My sister has a love of history and our grandmother was born on Lincoln’s birthday so we grew up surrounded by him and his legacy and the war. Gramma is a Daughter of the American Revolution member.
We didn’t get to spend much time at the battlefield but we did stop by the visitor center.
We also wanted to visit with Mr. Lincoln. He didn’t have too much to say!
And of course we had to stop in the gift shop to add to our souvenir collection.
After all this excitement we headed on to Philadephia to meet up with the lovely host and her husband who were helping us with our extended stay. Hosts for Hospitals was a lifesaver for this long trip. We made it in to Philadelphia and after finding the place and unpacking our massive amount of baggage started to settle in. We attempted to head to a popular local pizza place right off Rittenhouse square which is where we stayed. But after trying to cross the street we decided my scooter was not going to be be to traverse the sidewalks of Philadelphia so we called for delivery and stayed in for the evening and relaxed after 3 days of driving.
This was a fun driving day, we drove from Nashville with the possibly desination of Harrisonburg, Va. However, the evening before we had been deciding whether to go the way we did last year or to try different route. I have a good friend that lives in Pittsburg that I had never met before and wanted to meet. So we decided to go that route even though it added a little bit of time on to the trip.
To make a quicker route and to save time we always use the app Waze on our journeys. Although sometimes it does leave you astray, but it has saved us hours in travel delays . This time it took up some cool countryside in Tennessee and Kentucky. We actually had to stop once to let chickens cross the road. Of course we took pictures because well, we take pictures of everything.
The hotel was a stupid one that we will be writing about on our handirate blog, they said even if you reserve a handicapped room you can’t be promised one.
But all that enjoyment side I got to meet up with my good friend Billy.
We left out of Wylie early (well early for us) around 7:30 a.m. We were on our way to Nashvill for the first evening. We planned stop in Memphis for dinner at the Blues City Cafe since it is our favorite place to eat there. Well, when we stopped in Memphis there was a Grizzlies playoff game going on and Beale street was just so busy you couldn’t even get to it. We would have had to park several miles away. Since my scooter doesn’t handle the uneven sidewalks and rough streets very well we decided not to attempt it. So we drove on the Nashville to stop for the night. Day 1 was very uneventful just straight driving.