Saturday, January 28 2006 @ 06:55 PM EST
Contributed by: Louis
First - Thanks Iva for a beautiful day!
We started off in Easton Pa from The Best Western - formerly known as the Days Inn. They change hands so fast nowadays that one really can't be expected to keep up. The original meeting place was supposed to be behind Perkins in the lot where we met last year for the Great Shad Festival. However even that was undergoing change; massive construction was underway at the site, which was fenced off on three sides. The confusion caused us to lose one car - Bob & Joan missed the ride as they were waiting at another hotel (Color us apologetic for not leaving a cell phone number).
The route took us up 611 north, which is listed at Miata Drives as one of the better roads in PA, though not one of my favs because of traffic.
In fact, just after leaving Easton we managed to get stuck behind a tanker truck that could only muster up enough oomph to hit 30 MPH or so. That was a good thing for two reasons, first it didn't last too long and second, it gave us time to marvel at the clear blue sky covered with patches of hand painted white clouds in every shape imaginable.