Bob and I went for a drive today. We drove to Meadville, PA by way of Erie. Our initial plan was to go to Erie, perhaps to Presque Isle State Park. We would get lunch in Erie and then come back home. We decided to bypass Erie and take Rt. 79 to Volant, PA, with a stop at the Iron Bridge Inn for lunch. We didn’t quite make it to the Iron Bridge Inn or Volant, though. We saw a sign for Hoss’s, while on Rt. 79. It was 12:30 pm, and we were hungry. We swerved off Rt. 79 and ate lunch in Meadville at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House Restaurant. Our change in plans was probably good, as it would have cost more money to eat lunch at the Iron Bridge Inn. Undoubtedly I would have found something to buy at the Volant Village Shops, and Bob may have purchased a bottle of wine at Volant Mill Winery. After lunch at Hoss’s, we drove through Spartansburg and Corry on our way back home. All total we drove 175 miles, round trip, for lunch.
Not really 🙂 We didn’t drive 175 miles just for lunch. Bob and I will be traveling later this year. The plan is for Bob to ride the motorcycle and for me to drive the car. I wouldn’t do well riding the motorcycle on a trip that would cover more than 1,200 miles. Bob has done most of the driving, when we travel, for the almost 15 years that we have been married. Today’s drive was to build up my driving stamina. I will continue to do the driving on other day trips, until we leave on vacation.
Besides stopping for lunch we made one other stop during today’s drive. On our way home, we stopped at Clear Lake Park in Spartansburg. Clear Lake Park is set back from Main Street. The park provides a picturesque view of Clear Lake, as well as that of Clear Lake Dam.
I took this photograph in July 2009, during another visit to Spartansburg. The flowers were so much prettier during that visit than they were today. So, I decided to show you this picture of the bridge crossing over Clear Lake rather than one I could have taken today.
We made it home in perfect timing. I do not care to drive in the rain. We parked the car in the garage and walked into the house. Within moments it began to rain. The rain didn’t last long, but still I would not have enjoyed driving in it!