Day 23

G-man and Whitehorn

April 18th, 2010



Last night I stopped at the American Legion in Knox to see if they’d let me pitch my tent there. They wouldn’t, but a couple of people at the bar made some phone calls and found me a nearby lawn I could use. Gary Sr. (Whitehorn) bought me a few beers and I sat and talked with him and his son Gary Jr. (G-man) for a while. They had a lot of good stories to tell (during their military days, Whitehorn danced with Jayne Mansfield and G-man had tea and dates with King Fahd of Saudi Arabia), and they were both really supportive of my walk and the fact that I’m doing it all for its own sake. They offered to drive me to their house for the night, and G-man said he would bring me back to where I left off in the morning, but I’m still hoping to find lodging each night en route, so I set up my tent in the nearby yard instead.

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They repented

April 18th, 2010



And they’re still here!

(FYI, the town’s name is actually spelled "Nineveh", contrary to the sign.)

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Speaking of wildlife, did you know PA has a sizable elk herd? I didn’t!

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Awesome mailbox #4

April 18th, 2010



Or at least:
Fairly interesting mailbox #1




Jason L. Haas, where are you?

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PA oil well

April 18th, 2010



I’ve seen a few of these pumpjacks today.

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I finally found it!

April 18th, 2010



And it was by a gas station parking lot of all places!

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An old bridge

April 18th, 2010



Anxiously awaiting its fate

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Smart idea?

April 18th, 2010



Pennsylvania has a whole set of color-coded detours already signed and ready for use.