Last weekend Stuart and I took a bike trip in hopes of seeing some good fall colors as well as the Big Savage Tunnel. The tunnel is part of the Rails-to-Trails (converting railroads into bike/walking trails) that stretches from Pittsburgh to Washington DC. We've biked many different parts of the trail but hadn't been to this section yet. Apparently the tunnel was one of the last parts to be completed. We started in Meyersdale, Pa and biked 9 miles south to the tunnel. The tunnel itself is 3,300 feet long, lit with orange lights, it's a little spooky and very cool. Halfway through the tunnel, we run into a friend of Stuart's from Frostburg, MD! The last time we saw her, we had all talked about the tunnel and now a month later we were accidentally meeting in it. Do-do-do-do Do-do-do-do (that's twilight zone music).
We dragged Lisa back the way she came to the other side of the tunnel. There were some killer views (over their shoulders.. see... see). We shared our beer with her (what, you don't bike with beer???) chatted, giggled at the people in their spandex, and then walked back with Lisa thru the tunnel out the other side to some great yellow trees.
The end. There's a great little 12 min doc on the tunnel if you're interested.
Okay, gotta run, have a party to clean and decorate for. I'll be posting pics from the party and expect to see pics of you all (some of you ARE dressing for Halloween I hope) and/or your kids in costumes.