Motel 6 Altoona
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 Altoona
This is a well-run Motel 6, and you will get what you expect from a Motel 6: it's clean, decorated as it was in the 60s, probably, and basic. The staff was friendly, and if you are willing to do without luxuries to get a relatively inexpensive room, then this is a good buy.
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... that hasn't had a paint job or any maintenance done on it in decades. I climb up a hillside through the cemetery to take a much needed break and Parkbench session, before continuing my loop back up north to finish my tour of Logan Valley. Conclusions on my Logan Valley Tour Kind of have mixed feelings for this region. Some parts of it felt moderately inspiring... other parts a little depressing. Mostly it feels kind of ...
... or South Asian), my guess is that many of the worshippers at this mosque will be doctors and professionals. Turns out, Hollidaysburg not only has a beautiful, charming downtown--everything I'd been hoping for from Altoona--but it's actually the county seat! Glad I didn't pass it up. In the center is another large cathedral--this one more of a gothic style with a towering clock tower that can be see for miles. ...
... I climb up to a little park on a hilltop with a sign that reads "this land has been designated as a park... forever"
Sorry folks, nothing is "forever"--especially not when it comes to urban development.
One thing I do notice different about Altoona is that the vast majority of people in the run down neighborhoods around downtown are white folks. When you see a Confederate flag flying from a window just a block from downtown, you know this ...
... decline. I do pass a good bit of functioning industry along the way (Including Del Grosso's tomato sauce factory--complete with its own amusement park!) but I wouldn't say this area feels like a real industrial hub. I take a peaceful sideroad along the river instead of following the highway. Along the way I spot a cool carving of a toothy face and mushrooms and flowers mad out of a tree stump. An ...
... somehow. But beneath the surface things are not all perfect. Turns out Tyrone has been steadily losing population since the 1920s. I notice at Burger King that out of 7 employees, 6 of them (men and women) look like they're in their 30s or 40s. I'm guessing that that tells something about the shortage of decent job opportunities in this area. Still, I'd say Tyrone has managed to keep its dignity through nearly a century of decline. So, thumbs up for this ...