Sullivan, Clinton and Broadhead Trail 1779

Day 20: September 22nd, 2000 Franklin — Pittsburgh

Today is the last leg of my trail. I have breakfast again at the King’s Family Restaurant next door. There is not often the chance to have a restaurant in walking distance.

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TR444, PA

Now I travel Highway 62 back to Tionesta. There I turn south to follow the footsteps of Daniel Broadhead again. The area is heavily wooded and I wonder how the people were able to get through all these bushes back then. Additionally this must have been extremely frightning as there could have been an Indian ambush behind every tree.

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88 S10 Blazer, T440, PA
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SR1033, PA

Lucky me I don’t have to worry about this nowadays. But even though I get lost. All these little winding roads can really confuse you and it is easy to loose orientation. I stop at a crossing and check my road book. An elderly couple in a Pick–Up stops immediately and offers help. It doesn’t take long until a van stops and also wants to help. Now I have really created a traffic jam at this small backroad crossing. But even we all toghether were not able to figure out where the roads are which I am searching for. They also thought that I am searching here for someone to visit. But I explain that I am just a traveler in the footsteps of early explorers.

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Backroad, PA

We say goodbye and I travel on. Eventually I make it back to my original route. Now it’s easy as I only have to follow the Allegheny River down to Pittsburgh. But to skip the after work traffic I don’t drive all the way to Pittsburgh. I take Highway 910 to the west to get around the traffic. This highway takes me all the way to Highway 19 which is the final highway to my Super 8 destination in Cranberry. I check in at half past five.

Tomorrow is the wedding of my friends here in the US. I briefly check if I have to be prepared for tomorrow. But I have to care about nothing. I will be picked up around half past two. I just have to pick up my stuff before noon. This sounds great and gives me plenty of time for dinner today. I am not in the mood for a long ride so I just drive to the Bob Evans restaurant at the corner. I leave the restaurant around 8pm and drive back to the motel. I am really excited for tomorrow — an American wedding!

  • Sights
  • General
  • Breakfast: King’s Family Restaurant, Franklin
  • Dinner: Bob Evans, Cranberry Township
  • Motel: Super 8, Cranberry Township
  • Distance: 132 miles