Mercer, PA to Towanda, PA
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Continuing my trek east, I stopped at the Elks Lodge in Towanda for a couple of nights. This drive through central Pennsylvania was beautiful It went up and over the Allegheny Mountains which this far north was mostly rolling hills. Many small towns with populations of less than 1000 were on this run. I was surprised at the amount of logging that was done in this area of PA with the crop mostly hardwood. Not a lot of pines which made these forests quite different than other forests I have traveled through. Everything here was vividly green much the same as in Ohio.
The people I have met in this area are very friendly and some are amazed at the concept of full time RV traveling. They seem to be well planted and the idea of getting rid of "stuff" and hitting the road just escapes them.
One interesting aspect I have noticed touring through the mid west is the fact that the people are all so pale and many overweight. The older ones need canes, walkers, oxygen or caskets. So different than the west coast or Hawaii.
While in Towanda, I went to the Saturday night races to see some stock cars. What a disappointment as the track was so funky that the few spectators that were there had to sit in lawn chairs on the hill side above the track because there were no stands for seating. Not many cars racing and as the night came on it got cold so I quit and came home.
Summary: Elk lodge Rv parking; 37; Escapee RV Parks: 21; Public RV Parks: 28; National Parks: 40; Ships: 9; Forts: 17
Expenses: 29 months on the road with expenses averaging $1906/month.