Hampton Inn Altoona
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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We also saw some Amish people building a barn, unfortunately Noel was driving so fast I couldn't get a photo.
We drove through the Allegheny National Forest and in to Pennsylvania.
We we ended pulling up at a town called Altoona and booked into the Holiday Inn. We knew we were back in America when we went out for dinner. I had pasta and Noel had a pizza. Noel got a complimentary salad ...
... with houses with enormous yards. This actually bothers me more than the trailer park--at least the trailer park provides homes for people in a space efficient way... this development looks like a squandering of a precious resource on huge yards that people really aren't going to use for anything... Veering off to the west is my next town: Newry. This town wins the prize for Shabbiest Town Hall. It looks like a little old church ...
... with them against the British in the Revolutionary War. I take a stroll down Main Street, then back up the adjacet street where, as I expected, what looks like a castle is actually an old prison... To the south of Hollidaysburg there are some big boulders rising from the mountain where you can get a good view up Logan' Valley. However, I'm getting tight on time, so I think I'm going to have to skip climbing up ...
... with early 19th century lowrise office buildings... a random diner... a patch of land turned into a parking lot. But unlike Harrisburg, which is continuing to add on new styles and reinvent itself, Altoona seems to have have given up on coming up with new ideas for itself--other than a large hospital on the north side.
Of course, the city does seem to have a good excuse: population has been in decline since the 1930s, so the city has limited ...
6 hrs, 14.1 kms Day totals: 17 hrs, 40.1 kms Actual date: May 27, 2015 Logan Valley actually has a freeway running through it, Interstate 99. So it is reasonably connected with the rest of the country (not to mention a major railway). However, with areas like the Cumberland Valley being so much more central for warehouses and such, it doesn't seem like this freeway has managed to save Logan Valley ...