Road Tripping Though Pennsylvania – Random Snapshots

Road Tripping Though Pennsylvania – Random Snapshots

While I’m riding along, I often pull over and snap photos of things that would be best described as random. Though I think they’re cool I sometimes struggle with a way to weave them into a post because they don’t really have a narrative. Often the images are just something that caught my eye or made me laugh. Now that I think about it, that is a narrative.

STOP! Hammatime.

This giant Pepsi-Cola cap was on top of a building along route 219 somewhere. I saw it while I was on my way towards the Kinzua Bridge State Park.

Something about it makes me nostalgic for my childhood but I can’t put my finger on it. In my mind’s eye it involves Pro-Keds and knee-high tube socks.

On the corner of 6 & 219, the Barrel House makes good use of an old Texaco sign:

When I left Kinzua Bridge State Park, Connor’s was just up the road. I couldn’t resist stopping. What an excellent re-use of old license plates!

You could say I have a penchant for license plate covered buildings. As I see it, the license plate and travel go hand in hand. Maybe that’s why I gravitate to them.

If this sign tickles your fancy, you might like: The Grassy Lick License Plate Barn

Kids in my daughters generation might not even know what this is at first glance. When’s the last time you saw a phone booth?

phone booth in pennsylvania

I have found my town, my people!

triumph town sign

 

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3 Replies to “Road Tripping Though Pennsylvania – Random Snapshots”

  1. Did the phone booth actually have a phone? The last place I saw a functional phone booth was in Ethiopia a few years ago. There were some phone booths in Canada that were equipped with USB charging ports. I think it was just a place to use your cell phone.

    1. Actually I didn’t walk over and check. You can’t tell from the pic but there was little gully/grass divide between me and the booth and i was more focused on moving on.

      The last stand inside and close the door phone booth that I personally recall using was in the UK like 20 years ago and it was plastered with escort/naked lady promo cards 😆

  2. Great pics Rachel! The one that caught my eye the most was the phone booth. Its weird how they used to be everywhere and now there aren’t any. I think its a crazy thing too because not everyone has a cell phone or on those odd occasions where it has a dead battery. Love the pics of your trip and that you have found your town!

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