Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Somewhere in Ohio

We left New Jersey this morning on our way to Ohio.  That was one very long drive through Pennsylvania.  I hope I never have to do that again.  I felt like it was never going to end.  One positive about driving through Pennsylvania, the rest rooms at the service areas on the PA Turnpike are actually pretty clean.

A few interesting things we noticed along the way...the Delaware River Bridge is a toll but there aren't any toll booths anymore.  Apparently PA is really promoting use of the E-ZPass system.  But what if you don't have one (incidentally, we just returned ours to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts yesterday), apparently they're going to mail us an invoice.  Wonder how long that will take since our cars are registered in MA still.

And most of the speed limit signs on the PA Turnpike were 70 mph.  I found it interesting that most drivers stayed between 65 and 70.  There wasn't much speeding.  There were several places where it dropped to 55 because of construction and we did see someone get pulled over.  They had come up next to us right after it dropped to 55.  We were slowing, but they just kept going at about 70.  I noticed the cop up ahead and then saw him pull out behind us.  He followed behind the guy, who finally started to slow down a bit, and then once they got past the construction zone, the cop pulled him over.

I noticed several cops along the way between PA and Ohio.  The speed limit in Ohio is also 70 in many places and like in PA, I didn't notice much speeding.  I found it interesting.

Anyway, we're spending the night in Ohio and then heading on to my sister's house in IL.  We're looking forward to spending a few days there with the family.  And we're really looking forward to sleeping in a real bed tonight.

Until next time....

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