It was 10:40 by the time we left Columbus. The sky was cloudless in Columbus, but puffy clouds started accumulating in great heaps as we headed east; they were lovely to view, but we were glad it didn't rain. There were construction barriers much of the way, but it was Sunday, so there was no actual work going on, and no delays. The land gets hillier as you leave Ohio and move into Pennsylvania, and the trees get bigger and denser; there was enough fall color to make it interesting.
We drove straight to Somerset without stopping for lunch because we wanted to have time to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial. We checked into our Quality Inn motel about 3:00 p.m.
|Visiter Center Poster|
A local resident took this photo.
|The outdoor Visitor Center has these nice photos of the victims/heroes.|
Getting out to the memorial itself requires a longish walk; the evening was very chilly. The memorial consists of tall marble slabs, one for each victim/hero.
|Helpful Park Ranger|
|It was a chilly walk, but we had our warm jackets.|
|A marble slab for each one who perished in Flight 93.|
|Freedom of Speech in America|
Dan picked up his brochures and read them later.
|A sun break shows the beauty of the setting.|
Having skipped lunch, we stopped for dinner on the way back to the motel at about 5 p.m. We chose the Pine Grill because it was handy, but it turned out to be an excellent place. Dan had chicken breast piccata and I had meatloaf without gravy. Good food; good service.