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Cabin Fever Relief

We have had a very mild Winter so far.  I can recall only one major snowstorm in early December.  We had no snow for either the Christmas or New Year holiday.  Winter, though, is set to blow in this evening and stay with us for a while.  With temperatures hovering around 50 for most of the daylight hours today, I felt the need to get out of the house.

We left home at 8:30 am. Our first stop was at Sheetz, where we filled the gas tank. There was plenty of gas in the fuel tank, as it took only 6.352 gallons of gas to fill up. Gas was $2.399/gallon, with a $0.10/gallon discount from using the Sheetz card. Bob added air to my tires, while at Sheetz. The tires are losing air. Bob thinks that the valve stem caps are leaking and need to be replaced.

Our second stop was in Busti, NY for breakfast at the Boomerang Cafe in Busti, NY.

From the Boomerang Cafe we went to the Seneca Allegany Casino in Salamanca, NY.  We had $20 each to play in the slot machines. I lost my $20. Bob increased his $20 by $27.

From the casino we made our way to Route 59 and the Kinzua Dam. We stopped for an ice cream lunch at Dairy Queen in Bradford, PA. We also made a brief stop at Marilla Reservoir, where I photographed the covered bridge and the spillway.

M1041919 11x15Marilla Reservoir

We would have taken a walk around the reservoir, if it had not been raining.

M1041921 11x15This is Route 59 in Warren County, PA.
We made a few stops along Route 59.

M1041926_7_8_tonemapped 11x15We stopped at the Big Bend Visitor Center overlook.
I was so happy to see some blue sky and sunshine!

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We stopped at the Bent Run waterfall.
The waterfall was flowing nicely!

M1041938 11x15Bent Run waterfall

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M1041934 11x15Self-portrait

M1041937 11x15Bob and I at Bent Run waterfall

M1041945 11x15Our last stop was at Kinzua Dam.
This photograph is of the Allegheny Reservoir, which the Kinzua Dam impounds.
Look at that blue sky!
This is the calm before the storm!

We returned home around 2:00 pm. What an enjoyable day!  It sure felt good to be outside, away from the four walls of our house!

5 Responses to “Cabin Fever Relief”

  1. seniorhiker

    It looks as if you found some great relief from cabin fever. It was interesting that the two of you walked out of the casino with more than you had when you walked in. The waterfall is beautiful.

    Reply
  2. DeniseinVA

    This was a lovely drive. I loved your photos. The scenery is gorgeous and the waterfall is spectacular. Also lovely to see photos of you and Bob. I thought it was so neat you recognized my photo in today’s post. I was wondering if anyone would.

    Reply

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