Crayola City

Trip Start Apr 10, 1998
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Trip End Apr 17, 1998


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Sunday, April 12, 1998

Saturday morning. Feeling GOOD. Slept like a log and now the skies have cleared. Northward I rolled, crossing West Virginia (for 10 minutes only, look at the map) and then Maryland (for 20!).

Into Pennsylvania. Gettysburg on my right; billboards offered Dutch Hex tours; the layout of the farms changed from sprawling Virginia valleys to compact. Why do the Dutch put the silos and cows so near the house? Is it a love affair with animals? Or pure-dee economy of energy? Being a chocoholic something called me to drive by Hershey, PA. Yes, they have turned the sacred chocolate into an amusement park. And they turn out chocolate stuff by the millions of pounds using billions of gallons of milk on that big old farm.

As I approached Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I thought, why not stop here for the evening? Wake up Easter morning in Bethlehem! I slowed to look for a place to stay but then realized Bethlehem was too far from the freeway, so continued my trek towards Joisey. Settled on Easton -- almost Easter. Did you know Easton is headquarters for Crayola Corporation? Just a colorful tidbit to know. I loved Easton. Row houses on steep hills; two rivers; gritty town. But, little time to stay.

I was too late for the Crayola tour, a short walk on Easton's streets to peep in the windows instead, then dinner and to bed.

My hat was ready, waiting for its Sunday morning call.
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