50 states in 50 days: Day 2 Pennslyvania

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In honor of me achieving my goal of visiting all 50 US States each day for the next 50 days, I will post a picture of somewhere I have visited in each state and write a paragraph or two about my experience. There is so much to see in every one of them, so I am just selecting one of my best memories. 

Day 2 Takes just north of the day 1 state of Delaware to the state of Pennslyvania. I have been to PA more times than I can count and still feel like I haven’t been to nearly all the fantastic things to see and do here. I have even written a few posts already about a few of them (“Brother, you’re going to love Philadelphia” posted 04/15/18 and ” Cue the piano music: It’s the Scranton PA Office tour” posted on 04/24/18. By the way, the post on the Office landmarks in Scranton has turned out to be the most read post, I have ever written. I had no idea there were so many fans of the TV show who follow this blog. Well done, readers.) I also have several posts planned for future blogs such as Gettysburg, Valley Forge, Hersheyville, and Pittsburgh to name a few.

Speaking of Pittsburgh I am sharing a photo from the Heinz History Center. The Museum has so much worth seeing, but I think the highlight has to be the “Mr. Rogers neighborhood” exhibit which features the puppets, sets and even Fred Rogers wardrobe. There is also a lovely memorial park near the museum that has a statue and plays his shows on a 24hr loop via loudspeaker. It is located at the crux of the Allegheny and the Monongahela meet to form the majestic Ohio River.

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Mr. Roger’s famous sneakers, Cardigan and his iconic trolley.  This museum is a must-see for any denizen of the neighborhood.  We’ll explore this museum and the city more in an upcoming post. 

Pennslyvania has such a diverse landscape with lowland valleys and the rugged Appalachians. Dense urban areas and vast swaths of open land dotted with Farming and Mining communities.  Something for everyone can be found here. My favorite memory of  Pennslyvania is driving across the state with my family as a teenager and finding a bullet at Gettysburg battlefield. My recommend excursion would be driving from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia which allows you time to really see the many contrasts of this rich slice of Americana.

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