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Our week began in the Allegheny Forest in western Pennsylvania, where we enjoyed a picnic and campfire with members of First Lutheran Church in Leechburg. Our friends Bob & Marjorie Miller introduced us to a Marienville tradition: Breakfast at the Bucktail Hotel. Afterwards, they took us on a tour of Cook Forest and then up route 666 to Tall Oaks, "the neatest little store in the woods." Tall Oaks' annual autumn festival was in full swing, complete with live music and hot cider.

Heading south, we arrived at last in the Bridge City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We strolled the Strip and toured Station Square as we admired the skyline.

Slippery Rock University was our next stop, where we watched 72-year-old freshman Byron Porter rappel down a military training tower to fulfill a requirement for his ROTC class.

In Apollo, Pennsylvania, we paused at Glenn Bush Ford to have the Phoenix One's brakes adjusted. While we were there, we met Helen Clark, president and CEO of Apollo Trust Company. In Leechburg, we met Lauren, Brian & Alene Bush.

We found a great GIZMO, too!

Next stop: Washington, D.C!

Mark Sedenquist, Megan Edwards, & Marvin the Road Dog


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