FGR - 8/22/08
Theme: It's In The Mouth
Estimated time from Kennywood to our hotel room near the airport -
Actual Time - 1 hour, 45 minutes.
The kind folks at Kennywood posted a warning online that the bridge connecting to what would have been our route was currently down to one lane each way for construction, so they suggested an alternate route.
20 miles of winding rural PA roads north, 20 miles or so on 76 west, which was closed down to one lane due to being all torn up for construction, 20 miles or so on 79 south, which was closed down to one lane due to being all torn up for construction, about another dozen miles on 60 south, which was, as you guessed, closed down to one lane due to being all torn up for construction. Woops.
It then took us three passes up and down the street before we figured out the "Travelodge" we had booked was actually behind the very well-lit "Glass Tower Hotel and Saffron Indian Restaurant" sign which had a small un-lit vinyl "Travelodge" banner on the ground beneath it.
Bonus: undeveloped exit in remote location (i.e. no bars) + PA booze laws = no beer for Jim