So we are embarking on a 5-ish week trip around the East Coast.  We are starting in western Pennsylvania and ending up where, we are not quite sure.  Our first leg of driving was estimated at 10 hrs.  We wanted to set the tent up in daylight, so we had to get an early start.  Wake at 4 am and out the door at 5:15.

Driving begins
Driving begins

 

Getting up early was well worth it, we drove right into Indiana without an issues.  We were worried that the Tuesday after Labor Day could presents some heavy traffic if we started too late.  The drive time was shorter than expected.  We ended up in Pittsburgh, PA earlier than we thought we would, so we did a little sight seeing and had lunch.

Welcome to Pennsylvania
Welcome to Pennsylvania

 
Parked for free in front of library, sweet!
Parked for free in front of library, sweet!

 
Library is a landmark.
Library is a landmark.  Built in 1900.

 

We actually stopped at the library entirely by chance.  If you have never been to Pittsburg, it’s all bridges.  Thankfully unlike New York they don’t charge you to cross them to enjoy the city.  We made a couple wrong turns and ended up on a beautiful lookout over the city.

Not the bridge we wanted to cross, but glad we did.
Not the bridge we wanted to cross, but glad we did.  Very heavy traffic.

 
Riverboat
Riverboat

 
Overlooking Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
Overlooking Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

 
Looking down the river.
Looking down the river.

 
Church

 

One quick family photo…

Family shot in Pittsburgh, PA
Family shot in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Finally on to Mill Run, PA Jellystone Campground.  We were able to set up before it got dark.  Success!

Got the tent set before dark.
Got the tent setup before dark.

 
All settled down for the night.
All settled down for the night.

 

We will spend 4 days here then head to Connecticut to see some friends, maybe even have some Mystic Pizza???  While we are here in Mill Run we will be stopping by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House.  We will also be checking out the Ohiopyle Waterfall and State Park.  Should be fun!!