Across Pennsylvania on the Turnpike

In 1951, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was probably the most impressive road in the country, if not the world. It was limited-access and divided highway, 2 or 3 lanes each way, and speeds were typically 60mph and occasionally up to 70mph. That was unusual for the time. Perhaps even more impressive, it was built through the rugged Appalachian Mountains. There are several places where the road tunnels through a mountain.

This was a long driving day, from the Delaware River to the Pittsburgh area.

You might have noticed that Mom didn't do much as the relief driver. She was never comfortable driving long distances. She only put in 2 miles the first day and 5 miles this day. But it was important she keep her hand in, just in case the co-pilot had to take over.