Truck routes off the highways are more interesting.

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Now on to this post.

While deadheading the 1200 plus miles to New York we picked up Interstate 70 through Ohio and into Pennsylvania. Not far into Pennsylvania the highway was totally blocked with idling cars and trucks. We don’t know if it was due to road construction or an accident. The The time pressure we were already under was dramatically increased when we reached the road block.

At my urging, and having my trusty Google Maps App on my phone, Joe took an exit that would get us clear of the blockage and on our way once again.

We eventually found ourselves in Cambridge, Pennsylvania. An old town with streets lined with beautiful and charming red brick buildings.





Leaving Cambridge and continuing on the state route, I don’t remember now what it was, we found ourselves in a densely populated rural area with picturesque homes. Nothing fancy, mind you, but homes with character.

Take a look at these homes right at the roads edge and canted to see us coming.


The tiny house tucked into the bigger houses was so darn cute I just had to take that picture. Looks like they are all saying “Hello” to us 😃.

Take a fresh look at your neighborhood as you drive through to and from work or to your shops and stores. What do you see that puts a smile on your face?



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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

4 responses to “Truck routes off the highways are more interesting.

  • gardenpinks

    The first pictures could have easily been taken in this country Leslie. We have areas that look so similar but not in Cambridge, UK as there are many very old houses there but the main difference is that you are all driving on the wrong side of the road 😀
    Now the second lot of photos showing those beautiful weathered wood homes – now that is pure America 🙂 They do look as though they are saying hello and welcome!
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xxx

    • Message In A Fold

      You crack me up! Driving on the the wrong side of the road 😄

      Joe takes full advantage of the entire road surface, occasionally. Scares the Willy Jeepers out of me. His excuse….he used to fly planes. Pilots fly over areas they want to see better.

      I love looking at the old buildings in towns. They have more character than any of the new and smooth structures slapped up. Bet they won’t still be around in a hundred years!

      I’m happy to have shared a bit of Americana that is similar to your world. Even if it is from the wrong side of the road. 😆

      Love you – Leslie

  • mjc1520

    Oh boy do I remember routes like this! Places that look like trucks definitely don’t belong, where the street is right up to the front door. And turning the corner makes you scratch your head and say, “WTH?” Lol


    • Message In A Fold

      It’s crazy isn’t it?! White knuckle it the whole way. Hoping and praying you don’t fall off the pavement.

      Hope your trips are going well for you. Take care and stay safe out there.


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