Back In The 570
The family stayed back in New Jersey for this one, so when I drove up on Wednesday evening, I decided to forsake the highway (PA Turnpike) and take a byway for much of the way.
I decided to hope off the Turnpike at the Lehigh Valley exit and pick up Route 309, which actually runs for 134 miles overall. In my lifetime, I’ve often driven some of it, but I think this trip was one of my largest bulk drives of it.
Lots of rolling hills, lots of cornfields, lots of beautiful evening light and two drive-in movie theaters. The trip took longer because a) I wasn’t doing 75 up the Turnpike, but also because I kept pulling over to shoot.
Which is what I expected. And love.
You may remember that one of my summer goals was to travel. That doesn’t always mean hopping on a plane and going to some far-off place.
Sometimes that means taking the road less traveled, peering around the corner, and documenting what you find.
I’ll be hitting the road back to NJ this afternoon, and haven’t yet decided on what route I’ll take. Maybe I’ll backtrack the way I came. Yes, it’ll be longer, but I’m sure it would be worth it.
Head out this weekend, peer around the corner. Let us know what you find.
(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2016