I spent the last week in Pennsylvania on a long overdue trip to visit my family. My one grandma (dad’s mom) went into a nursing home a few months back and my other grandpa (mom’s dad) is growing disconcertingly frail at home. I lost an aunt a few months back, and my nieces and nephews are growing up too damn fast. We crisscrossed the state to see as many people as we could, and I spent something like 25 hours last week in the car.
Fall colors in Warren County, PA.
Luckily, this is pretty much the best time of year to spend 25 hours driving around Pennsylvania. The autumn foliage was bright on the trees, and (with the exception of one sub-freezing night when–what luck!–my mom’s heater was broken), it stayed quite warm. I’ve been sharing some of my favorite fall colors in Pennsylvania photos over on Instagram, but I wanted to post a few of my favorites over here.
Clear Creek State Park, Jefferson County, PA
Pine Creek Gorge (a.k.a. “The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania), Tioga County, PA
Dramatic fall sky outside of SteelStacks, an old Bethlehem Steel factory turned park + nonprofit community art space. Bethlehem, PA
Fall gourds and fresh apple cider from School Orchards, Bethlehem, PA.
Being Smokey The Bear at Clear Creek State Park, PA.
Next Stop: Florida for TBEX!
This morning my mom, sister, nephew and I flew down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where we’re spending the week while I attend the annual TBEX travel blogging conference. There are absolutely no fall colors down here, but I’ll be sharing plenty of photos of palm trees, turquoise water, and with any luck, some ‘gators in the Everglades. Join us (it’s baby’s Adam’s first big trip!) by following along on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.