So, where did we travel? Through ten states! Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, having gone through some states more than once!
Corner of the hotel and the tollway!
View out our hotel window
New York City sign.....in Ohio
Northern PA is beautiful! It was all trees, bridges, and trucks according to Joel. I could not get enough pictures of the trees showing off their vibrant colors!
View from Delaware Water Gap Scenic Drive
We headed to the east end of the state, staying in a nice hotel in a questionable area. Before we left home I had researched locations where we could walk the Appalachian trail. I kept hearing about the Delaware Water Gap so we took time to search for that area and found a scenic drive that was out of this world with beauty and only a few miles away. At first we found a very steep portion of the trail and I tried to go up it with Joel a few feet, but we decided it was going to be too hard for me to come back down so I sat in the car while he went for a short walk up the steep incline into a flat area.
As far as I could go
Later we discovered another area where you could actually park and walk. They had walking sticks leaning against a log for anyone who wanted to go on the trail. We walked about half a mile, coming upon a marshy area where we could sit. It was great fun to be able to walk on the famous Appalachian trail, even for a short distance!
If you noticed, I was wearing white tennis in the first photo and my hot pink tennies in the last. These hot pink shoes represent freedom for me...when God told me to walk out my healing, we felt He meant in the literal sense too. Physically walk it out! So my pink tennies went with me and I continued to walk most of the 14 days we were gone.
We feel so blessed to have been able to walk on the Appalachian Trail and experience God's beauty there at Delaware Water Gap. It was breathtaking to see the Poconos and put our feet on a trail where so many have gone before us. We had left Iowa far behind! And just in case you don't know where Iowa is in our big country...it is right below Minnesota in the center of the map....first Iowa....then Illinois.....Indiana...Ohio.....Pennsylvania....New Jersey.....New York....Connecticut....(giggle).