Holiday Inn Express Altoona
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... surprised to find a little fountain and a couple of shady benches on the middle--it's not often that these little town offer people a place to just sit and relax. right in the middle. A middle aged lady coming from doing her shopping at the mini-mart across the street comes over to listen. She seems to enjoy my song and then asks "do you play any hymns?" That's a first... I politely decline. "So is this a tight knit community?" I ask. "It used to be. Now we have new ...
... 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 ...
... driving through earlier, I got a glimpse of a vast sprawl of shopping centers and strip malls to the south--showing that billions of dollars have been invested in this area... just not in the city itself. You'd think that if there had been more oversight and vision to make sure a big chunk of that investment had gone to turning downtown into a vibrant shopping area... things could've been much different.
It's the American Way... so much ...
... valley, a pretty standard middle class town with a shabby little Main Street and a grid of quiet residential streets. Beyond, the valley feels surprisingly underdeveloped--at least on the road I'm taking, with a lot of land that looks like it might have been developed for a while and then let gone wild... Finally, as dusk sets in, I reach the edge of the main city, Altoona... and I decide to call it a ...