2011 NY to California, Cross Country Drive, Drives

NY to California 2011 via Lincoln Highway – Day 1: Hampton Bays to Bedford PA

We started out the day on sunny and hot Long Island and met up with a fellow NYAROC member for breakfast and a send off.  The roads and the traffic getting out of the New York area was horrible as always. Today we planed an extra long driving day to bring us deep into the countryside and onto the Lincoln Highway where we started around the Lancaster PA where the road is most commonly known as RT30. What a joy it was to get away from the highways and travel via the twisting and sometimesvery steep country roads.  There are some stop-lights and traffic on this small road but mostly through the small and very scenic towns.  The Amish were out in force with their horse and buggies and at this time of year, the farms and meadows were in full growth and very vibrant.   There was some heavy rains that kept the temps down a bit.   Some of the sights we visited:  Dutch Haven;  Amish tourist trap with an awful fake windmill.  Lancaster Brewing co. – great food and better beer, the Shoe House – unfortunately closed for visitors but still great to see, Gettysburg, worlds largest coffee pot – not serving today, Lincoln Motor Court – a 50’s inn consisting of small 2 bed cottages.   Our next day’s trip will be less driving more sites as we head towards Pittsburgh towards the boarder of Ohio.

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