Rolling hills of Pennsylvania.

State Route 28 in Pennsylvania is a beautiful drive. Two lane roads to be sure , but beautiful nonetheless.

While in Buffalo, New York hooking up only 2 of the 7 slated for us to take to the auction….don’t ask. That was a complete FUBAR! In case you don’t know what that is it is F#*=ed Up Beyond All Repair. Deadhead for over 1200 miles for only two trucks 😡

Anyway. The man we dealt with talked with me a little bit about his travels outside New York. He told me he had been as far away as Illinois. While there he was totally freaked out by the corn fields that grew right to the farm house.

Where he lives the houses are crammed together so tightly that, I have to say freaks me out, you can smell what’s cooking at every meal or hear the argument going on next door. This photo was taken in Pennsylvania and is representative of the towns all along the north east.


Getting away from the larger metropolitan areas on our journey along Pennsylvania State Route 28 you get immersed in the rolling hills of the rich landscape.


Farmsteads dot the rolling carpet of green.



Approaching a bend in the road it is not unusual to see barns and houses right next to the roadway.



We finally reached Interstate 80 and space to breathe. Four lanes of road that allow for driving faster than 45 miles per hour.



Faster driving came to a halt fast! Grrrr. A truck had rolled over.



Joe did all the driving the past couple of days and it caught up with him at the hotel last night.


I’ll leave you with one last view of Pennsylvania and her rolling hills. I like to think that my travels are a place of worship. I have been blessed in this life.




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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

10 responses to “Rolling hills of Pennsylvania.

  • gardenpinks

    Beautiful countryside and that last photo could be here in the Cotswolds 🙂 Lots of rolling hillsides and farms and cottages dotted amongst the green fields. Have a look at this
    This isn’t too far from us, a couple of miles or so.
    The other photo of the farmhouse close to the road shows the chimney outside the gable wall – just like ours!! Except that the base of our chimney is broader and built of Cotswold stone for most of its length.

    Poor Joe looked so knackered, bless him. What a joke you travelling all that distance for two ruddy trucks – that won’t cover your expenses at that rate and don’t suppose there is anything much you can do about it is there?

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xxx

    • Message In A Fold

      Joe told the company we drive for they were footing the gas and hotels on our deadhead and they agreed.

      The link you provided gives me an error message. The photo has been archived or something and I can’t view it.

      You got to see a piece of your home grounds across the world. Is that cool or what?!

      Love you – Leslie

      • gardenpinks

        Not sure why that link didn’t work for you as it did for me – odd! Try here hope this works for you 🙂

        So glad the company is stumping up for the fuel and hotels – why should you be out of pocket for their mistake?
        Love and hugs
        Lynn xx

      • Message In A Fold

        This link worked! The landscape of your country is beautiful. I Googled photos of the Cotswolds and found a lot. The stone buildings and structures are magnificent. Hard to believe that most of them have been around since the 1500’s and earlier.

        Thanks for that, truly, interesting link.

        The company we drive for is a really good one. Even when they put us on these “projects” that bring the *itch out in me. They will be over soon….I hope.

        Love you – Leslie

  • Pinky aka Anita

    We have neighbors that just came from a tour of Penn. They did’nt get the good pics like yours here. Beautiful place it seems. One day…

    • Message In A Fold

      Did your friends get to see the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia? That would be awesome.

      When that “someday” comes you will have an idea of what the cities and rural areas have in store for you 😉

      Hopefully we can connect the end of this month while we are in Colorado 😊


  • Maureen Mathis

    Joe is just like Charlie; works so hard that as soon as he sits down, he falls right asleep! I wish he didn’t have to wake up at 5, maybe then he wouldn’t fall asleep so early in the evening! But if he doesn’t get his run in, he says he just can’t make it through his day! What can we do with these guys besides make the few moments they have awake and not working as stress free and pleasant as possible?

    • Message In A Fold

      You, my dear friend, are so much better at keeping your Charlie stress free 😎

      I, on the other hand, have not learned that artful quality. Poor Joe. This job is stressful enough for him. Then I have a momentary loss of my mind and my manners. Those times compounds my poor husband’s stress.

      Your Charlie is blessed to have you as his friend, lover, companion, and wife. You are one awesome person and I’m glad we are friends.

      Love you – Leslie

  • mjc1520

    You have some beautiful photos here, Leslie! I have never travelled Rt 28 but I’m sure I have have been in areas similar to it. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and one of those areas where the truck is bigger than the streets! Thanks for what you do. Take care of Joe!! 😉

    • Message In A Fold

      Thank you, Marilyn. I appreciate you.

      You and I are able to see this great country of ours. Even if we just fly by on our way to deliver or for the next load. The monotony of well remembered highways, the frustrations of road work or accidents, road blocks or open roads. All in a days work for us.

      It is so easy for me to ramp up the “gripe and moan machine”. Thinking about my friends that don’t get far away from home helps me to be watchful of these things I take for granted.

      Safe travels to you, my new friend.


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