My brother in PA is hosting all of us, my sisters’, Mom, all the kids’, friends’ and basically anyone who wants to join the fun to his house for the Holiday weekend. When we all get together there is close to 30 with just family! Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and Pennsylvania are represented. Due to this large gathering I of course am anxious to see everyone and arrive in Hermitage PA.
The trip is 238 miles one way (this is mapped through counties where I need courthouse photos and all back roads) . In a car on the interstate it takes us no more than 3.5 hours to get from Columbus to Hermtiage… on the bike we are looking at 9 – 12 hours! 🙁
I had everything completely packed and ready to go early of course. I got the brilliant idea – LEAVE A DAY EARLY! I started looking for decent priced hotels about half way through the ride and discovered Cadiz, Ohio had a new Microtel & Suites. I sent a text to Mark with my brilliant idea of leaving as soon as he got home from work. My coersion worked!
We hit the road by 4pm Thursday June 30th. We traveled through Coshocton and New Philadelphia and ended in Cadiz. We had a great 130 mile trip and discovered a new lake we wanted to visit at some point.
Lake Tappan in Harrison County is absolutely beautiful. The lake is surrounded by Ohio size mountains and fully wooded. Mark that on our list of must go back to!