Friday, July 14, 2017

Road Trip to Indiana PA, The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

After a disappointing car hunting trip but later  turned to a fun road trip to Columbiana Ohio, we headed to Indiana, PA the next day.  Driving  to Pennsylvania, I feel so  different whenever we drive  to Ohio.  For some reason, I feel relax with our  road trips in Ohio than PA.  I think it has something to do with  the roads we  take.  In Ohio, we usually  go on  mostly farm area roads while when we go to PA,  it is always on the highway.  I think it all depends on the places we go but that is just how I feel.  I still enjoy  any road trips though.
 We left  around 11 in the morning, right  after my daughter's piano lesson.  I had the time to prepare some fruit snack.  I  scooped  some watermelon balls and brought  some trail mix to nibble on our way.  It took us almost 2 hours to reach our destination driving 94.2 miles from our city.
Although there are farm lands in PA, I still favored  going on road trips in Ohio side, I just love the relaxing  scenery there compared to PA.  Again, that's just my personal opinion.
Anyway, here are some of the photos I took during the trip.
According to Wikipedia, "Indiana is a borough and the principal city of the Indiana, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.  The borough and the region as a whole promotes itself as the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World" because the national Christmas Tree Grower's Association was founded there. There are still a large number of Christmas tree farms in the area." We have seen  some  Pine tree farms  on our way there and hubby and I wondered if  they grow it to sell on Christmas or  what.  That's why  searched on it online when we arrived home.
We didn't really have time to explore  because there was a time crunch but we enjoyed the ride.
Indiana is another  quaint  city.  It seems like   people there are so friendly.  We ate at their Eat 'n Park restaurant and everybody  greet you with a smile.  I opened a door for an old woman and she  gave me the sweetest smile and thank me for  being "kind".
We passed by this big  ranch or mansion  and the kids were inspired.  They dream of  getting a good job when they grow up and getting them a big house.  I told them that  a big house is not really necessary  that they should focus on having a comfortable life and healthy lifestyle and not bury themselves in debt just to have nice things.  They got the point but they still  dream of  having a mansion lol.  Well, it is good to have dreams so I will let them dream about stuff.  I also told them that if they put their mind to  becoming successful, anything can happen and  anything is possible.  That's one good thing about road trips too, the conversation you make with your family is  precious.
The kids  got excited when we  drove by Punxsutawney, they remembered the  famous ground hog, Punxsutawney Phil.  Ground hog is one of their favorite  wild animals.  We  are always on the look out for them  when we  drive as they are  fun to watch when they eat and do their stuff.
I am not sure what kind of industrial  establishment is this but they are huge.
Seeing farm animals along the way is always a great bonus for us.
When we do road trips, I feel bad for my husband because we all  get tired and wants to fall asleep but he can't take a rest because he  is the  official driver.  He doesn't complain at all, he loves being on the road, in fact almost every time, he wants to go constantly.  For me, I am good  staying at home or  go somewhere, I am a good sports as long as I won't drive lol.

While the guys inspect and ponder upon whether or not  they get the this Saturn Sky or not, my daughter and I spent our time having fun outside enjoying the view and  taking pictures. 
  The reason why my husband wants this sports car  because  he said it can be a collectible someday since they stopped  making it.  I can see how in-love he  is on this car so I gave him the go to  get it.
 Oh did I tell you that my son is as obsessed as his Dad with this car is?  Yep, they do share the same passion on cars,.  The way they  describe  car sometimes, you would think they are talking about a hot lady model.   I could care less of how car looks like, as long as  it takes you from Point A to Point B without problem, that's what matters.  For men, it's a different  case lol.

34 comments:

  1. That sounds like a fun place to visit. I have never been there and I think my kids would like to go someday.

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    1. I think you and your family will enjoy it.

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  2. I had no idea that it was the christmas tree capital of the world! That is amazing. I adore your mini photo shoot. You two are adorable! And that car is wicked awesome! I'd be obsessed with it too. I'd be too afraid to drive it though!

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    1. One thing for sure, I will never drive it, just like you I'd be scared I might crash it lol.

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  3. I had no idea that there was a place that was the Christmas tree capital. I love exploring places and finding new stuff like this. You guys do such a great job of this with your kids they are always going to have that curiosity.

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    1. I did not know either and that was an interesting fact that we learned during our visit.

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  4. I recall hearing the name but have never been there. I hate the drive from NJ to OH because driving through Pennsylvania just takes forever!

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    1. I hear what you say, the long roads seems to not end, I enjoy driving in Ohio more.

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  5. It sounds like you guys had a fun road trip. I never heard of Indiana, PA, but I'll have to check it out since it is the Christmas tree capital!

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    1. It was fun and it was great visiting the Christmas tree capital.

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  6. I had no idea that Indiana was anything other than a state. Hahaha. Looks like y'all had a wonderful time.

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    1. Actually Indiana is just one of the cities in PA.

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  7. Haven't been to Indiana ever, I really would like to explore that state.glad you had a good and safe road trip.

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    1. That was our first time there as well.

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  8. I have a friend who has to drive to PA a few times a year for family. They have to go through Ohio, and they don't enjoy it. Almost every time there's issues. lol You picked the perfect spot to visit in PA though!

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    1. I love driving through Ohio, it's relaxing out there.

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  9. Sounds like a really fun road trip! We are road tripping across PA this summer, so maybe we will come across Indiana!

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    1. It's a quaint little town, you should drop by there.

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  10. Sounds like a fun road trip with the family. Our family really enjoys taking road trips together when we have time.

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    1. It was really fun, we all had a blast.

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  11. I am hearing about Indian PA for the first time and it is interesting to note that it is the Christmas tree capital. We love road trips and never miss a chance to go on one. This does look like a fun road trip and I guess you folks had a great time. Thos fluffy clouds make it look so beautiful!

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    1. It's Indiana and yes, I didn't know that they were the Christmas tree capital till we went there.

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  12. Victoria HeckstallJuly 17, 2017 at 10:05 PM

    I'm glad that you guys had fun road trip! The sports car is pretty amazing! I'll make sure to bring my kids there soon.

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  13. I can feel you through that long drive. However, the views were fantastic and were all worth it. I am happy you guys had a great time bonding as a family. I love those pictures of your daughter hamming it up for the camera.

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    1. She's always ready to pose for me, my son is a different story lol.

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  14. I miss having road trips with the kids! I should totally plan one for next summer. I think it's awesome that you're spending as much time together as a family. These are precious moments that will turn into memories. It's been a while since I drove to PA!

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    1. I think it's time you drive to PA again.

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  15. Did know PA is the Christmas Tree capital of the world. Your daughter is great at posing!

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  16. I have never heard that Indiana, PA is the Christmas Tree capitol of the world before. Sounds like a great place to go and cut a tree for the holidays!

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  17. I have never been to visit before, but now I want to! It looks like such a gorgeous place to see in person!

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  18. You guys had fun and took nice pics. It has been a while that I have been on a road trip. We might drive to Munich in the near future.

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  19. I love adventures that aren't planned. It looks like you had an amazing time.

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