Calling all Pennsylvanians

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    Jul 17, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    Hey, guys. I'm lining up my walk through PA. I'm in Bucks County now, walking to New Hope, then Doylestown, Fort Washington, Philly, and then I need to somehow make my way west towards a place called Quarryville, and then south from there on Rte. 372 towards Maryland.

    I have places to stay in Fort Washington and Philly. If anyone lives in or near the other places I mentioned, let me know. Also, if you have tips on areas to avoid along the route. The route is not set in stone... I'm just trying to make it south to Maryland, staying somewhat to the west.

    Thanks!
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    Jul 17, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    PS: This is more or less the route I'll follow to DC:

    http://is.gd/3ELecG
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    Jul 17, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    jprichva saidHey Tino,
    Kind of off-topic, but I know you're planning to head west from DC through the north of Virginia. But I strongly suggest you alter that plan and go south first to Richmond, one of the nuttiest places on the planet. Then you can walk west along the James to Charlottesville and hook up with your former itinerary near Staunton VA or Harrisonburg. Trust me, you won't be sorry. You want to understand America? Then you need to see the city that keeps the faltering flame of the Confederacy alive. Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy.
    I'm thinking about it, actually. But I think I'd have to alter the whole southern leg of the trip completely... Heading down via the Carolinas and Georgia, skipping WV, KY and TN. Otherwise, it adds too many miles and too much time. I'm going to mull this over a bit more.
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    Jul 17, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    Undoubtedly you'll hear of many interesting places to visit, all requiring side trips. But if you followed them all, your miles would really add up. Instead if you keep the suggestions noted, that would be an interesting part of the diary. After you finish, you could visit those places (not walking) and add to an appendix. Another idea is to after getting to the Pacific, either renting or getting with folks who are driving back to the east and stopping at those places.
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    Jul 17, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    If I were you, I'd make my way to the Art Museum area of Philly, get on Kelly Drive, and follow the Schuykill River all the way to Valley Forge. That's a pretty historic area, lots of log cabins that soldiers bunked in way back during the Revolutionary War. Very pretty.
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    Jul 17, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    I totally read Calling all Pennsylvasians
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    Upper_Canadian saidI totally read Calling all Pennsylvasians
    Hahah... Maybe that's why no one has been able to offer any guidance. ;-)

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    Jul 17, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    I looked at the weather in PA, and it looks to be a glorious day in the city of brotherly love, which just so happens to be located in the state of PA
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    Import saidI looked at the weather in PA, and it looks to be a glorious day in the city of brotherly love, which just so happens to be located in the state of PA
    Indeed it is. Beautiful in Bucks County, too. I hope the weather is as nice when I get to Philly later this week.
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    Hey 19c79 you're in my home town (Bucks/Montgomery Co, PA)! I dont live there anymore but best of luck with everything!
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    And I totally second jlly_rnchr on Valley Forge. Great area.

    To get to Quarryville you may have to go through Coatesville; I highly recommend you avoid Coatesville as it's not the greatest area. Take a more northern route and go through Lancaster and enjoy the rolling hills and the Amish.

    Good luck!
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    Jul 18, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Upper_Canadian saidI totally read Calling all Pennsylvasians


    Humm. I'm not that into Pennsylvanians. icon_wink.gif