Holiday Inn Express Altoona
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... it, and we also saw five locomotives on the up line. We decided to go and look for the Gallitzen Tunnels; these tunnels are the highest and longest tunnels on what was once the
Pennsylvania Railroad. They are 3,605 feet long and at an elevation of 2,167
feet. In Gallitzen itself it was difficult to park so we checked out Google Maps and found a road that went to the other end of the tunnel. ...
... are some I was good friends with who simply fell off the face of the earth without an explanation and simply ignore me now. It used to bother me. But then I realized that a lot of people do that. No reason, explanation, no goodbye. Their just gone. **** them. If they don't need me, I don't need them.
As far as this trip goes, it's been in my mind since late February. I knew by summer that I would have a decent car and some spare cash. I also knew ...
At 3:30 pm on June 1,1889 a large gap was opened in the middle of the dam and in less than 40 minutes the lake was drained. This wall of water, traveling at the depth and velocity of Niagara Falls, made it's way downstream. As it traveled it picked up debris along the way. At times this debris caused it to choke up in the narrow valley it was passing through. But nothing could stop it's progress for long.
... I bought Mountain Dew because we kept seeing so many half-fun discarded bottles that I had to. Met touring motorcyclists from Ontario. Very friendly. Thick accents. Gave them left over water that we had bought. I found out the hard way that the tap water at the station was no good. Splashed water on my face only immediately realize that it smelled strongly of kerosene. Found out later that the water is full of sulfur.
Finally arrived at Becky and Tonys' farm. ...
... rain storm combined with a neglected dam to cause the devastation. The wealthy folk who ignored the dam that stoppered their private lake never were held responsible and the properties were abandoned (the dam and its lake were gone).
The kicker is that the town suffered another flood in 1977, not on the order of the earlier one, but still horrible. The dangers of living in a river valley.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking