Monday, May 24, 2010

Frostberg MD - Ohiopyle PA

Maryland is great. We took a rest day in Cumberland and ate hotdogs and watched soccer and went bowling and watched basketball. But sometimes, you have to say, "you know, Maryland, you've been great, but it's time to move on."

Yesterday we crossed the state line (state No. 3!) to Pennsylvania and James took a turn on the bike. James has a new appreciation for biking and for the comfort of his driver's seat in the van.
The Great Allegheny Passage is a beautiful 150-mile trail that connects Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. Much of it was built over old railways. It runs through the forest with abundant ferns and wildflowers lining the sides, creeks running down to the river, and CHIPMUNKS racing to and fro. Love those chipmunks.
We had a fun time staying with our new friend Sarah at her house near Ohiopyle. Sarah is a chef. Yum.

Yakkity yak, please talk back,


  1. We love hearing about the trip and get excited when we check the blog and find that a new post has been added. We thought about you checking a state off your list yesterday when you passed into Pennsylvania. Way to go!
    Love Mark and Lynn Springfield

  2. This is so wonderful! I will probably read this obsessively all summer, or at least until I find a job.

    No, seriously, I love hearing about your adventures. Keep riding/driving safely!

    Much love,


  3. This is AMAZING! So proud of you guys, and can't wait to hear more stories!

    Peace -- Claire

  4. I do like the hair cut, James. And, how are your knees, Jon? Guess you had to kick James out of the driver's seat in order to rest the knees?
    Frederick, MD

  5. Hi Sara, James & John! Been thinking about you guys! MD temps have soared, like 90's now! Hope you have cooler temps. . .have you thought about night cycling in case it gets too hot? Reading your blogs sure sounds like you are having the time of your lives! Plus you are meeting such great people. Ride on!

    dottie, frederick, MD

  6. Hey Mom and Dad! Hey Katy! Hey everyone! Mark, I took a day off to rest, and my knee's back and better now, thanks for your thoughts! James had fun on the bike but was sore for a couple days (still is?). Dottie, we'll probably take your advice when we get out West to the wide open roads.