First day off the GAPCO

We spend the night on Saturday evening with a Warmshowers host. He was a wonderful host, and we thoroughly enjoyed his hospitality. Bruce helped us map our route from Pittsburgh to Stoneboro, NC. He also set out with us on our departure day. Thankfully, it was Sunday, and the traffic was sparse.

We cycled across the Ohio River on the Sewickley Bridge, and crossed the river about 5 more times Sunday. As the day progressed, the wind increased, until we finally reached Zelienople, PA and decided the winds were just too dangerous to continue riding.  Our ride was about 42 miles. Zelienople and Harmony, PA are adjacent villages and we enjoyed both. We had a scrumptious dinner at The Kaufman House. We stayed at The India Brave Campground, in a little tiny cabin and were so very glad not to be in tents in such a ferocious wind.

The staff at the Kaufman house were friendly and very helpful. The other diners, one by one, began engaging in a conversation about our journey, and we wound up, friends with quite a few folks. We want to thank Doug, at the Kaufman house for his hospitality and helpful attitude.

I fell in love with Zelienople and Harmony, and hope to go back again. We lucked out with the campground. We were looking for Bear Run Campground, which turned out to be another 7 or 8 miles away. The Indian Brave campground had just opened over the weekend, and the staff and owner here, were precious also. Thank you folks in Zelie and Harmony!

Woke up very cold, the next morning, and headed out.


About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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1 Response to First day off the GAPCO

  1. Ron Corio says:

    From Pittsburgh to North Carolina? On this trip? Thanks for bring the towns of Sewickley an Zelienople into the discussion. While to the southwest of where I grew up, they are part of my geographic lexicon. It is so much fun to say Zelienople. Keep pedaling and posting, Cherri.

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