Pennsylvania Turnpike Road Trip Memories

I started driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike in college. I remember riding it as a child and a teen, but it wasn't until I went off on my own and figured out that I could drive from one side of my state to the other that I began driving that vast expanse of road on my own. I drove it to visit my high-school-into-college boyfriend. I drove it to watch Dave Matthews Band at State College. I drove it to my first post-college job in New Jersey. I didn't know it then, but all of my college practice was setting me up for a lifetime of driving -- back and forth -- through tunnels and around s-curves with the joys of children along. ...more