Fair warning- this is a huge post! A huge post for a big day!
This past Saturday, my brother and I set out on our most epic adventure yet! We traveled about 3/4ths of New York state, made multiple stops, and saw some amazing things! I took 1,615 photos (my second most in a day all time), we visited 51 places for the first time, or at least photo documented for the first time, saw two of the excellent Welcome Centers, saw my 3rd NASCAR track, saw my first NASCAR car in person since 2008, traveled 578 miles and were on the road for 14 and a half hours!
As you've seen from my previous posts, I like to photo document drives and places I've been. I had wanted to photo document the Pennsylvania part of I-84, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. On Twitter last week I learned that there was a NASCAR show car at the Elmira airport in Horseheads, NY, and the plan started to come together. We would go over I-84, to I-81, then then Route 17/I-86 (the same road) over to the airport...then we would swing up to Watkins Glen, the only current track in my home state to host NASCAR Cup races (although NY actually has the second most number of tracks all time). The other two parts were a surprise to me- the Southern Tier Welcome Center, and the Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
New York state has opened a series of Welcome Centers across the state that are truly incredible! They are all worth visiting, and we are working on it- this brings us to a total of 5 of 11 visited. I knew we would visit the one on I-81, and that it was part of the reason we went that way. The one in Geneva was a surprise to me.
Now, let's look at some pictures!
a change of pace from the endless trees, rocks!
The car show is still uploading as I publish.
Thanks for reading! It was an incredible day and we saw some amazing things...best day of the year so far!