October/November 2021 Vacation Day 5 · · PAGE 7.
October 30 2021: We stopped at this point on the shore of Lake Erie near PA Route 5.
I created a waypoint in my GPS 296 when I was planning this trip. A Google
Earth image similar to this one let me zoom in to the end of the road at the
water's edge to get the exact coordinates for the waypoint.
This image shows a gas station and the Elk Creek Sports Store located on
the road that leads to our Lake Erie photo location. This view shows PA
route 5 that passes by the store and continuing East from the intersection
ahead. This is what we saw as we departed this area.
These camping trailers are about half way to where we are going at the
shore of Lake Erie.
Here is the entrance to the campground with the office and store inside
Google Earth drove their camera vehicle down this road going past the campground location seen above, heading for the Lake on Old Lake Road. The image below is after the curve in the road seen in the image below where Google stopped without reaching the lake shore at the end of this road as we did.
And of course, here are the photos I took at the edge of Lake Erie
beginning at 10:21 AM.
Here is my wife Linda and her dog Chase with Lake Erie for the background.
The fisherman at the left is here with his father you will see in another photo
Chase has no awareness of the camera or any requests to look at the
camera. He is checking these strange surroundings. We are a long way
from his green grass back yard at home. I was editing this page on December
31, 2021 back at home and pointed to this photo below to get Chase to
look at it here in the office. He actually looked at it and the image
above and looked back at my face as I pointed to these pictures of him and his
We had a conversation with the father and son fishermen about the usual
subject: "Are you catching any fish today?" The son showed us a
photo of a large Steel Head Trout he caught a few days earlier. He locked
his hands together against his body and indicated the length of the fish was
between his elbows, about 2 feet long. After that, we said goodbye and
continued toward our next destination at 10:46 AM.
Linda had taken some pictures with her camera at this location. This
is one of the fisherman with the inlet and Lake Erie beyond the strip of land.
Linda's photo shows the fall colors and Lake Erie in the distance.
Chase is sniffing in the foreground with his leash going out of the image to the
right. If she was taking this picture, then I am holding the other end of
She took this photo of me right after I took hers standing near this log.
She took this photo of one of the fisherman looking at a log that is
floating in from Lake Erie.
I took this photo with her camera as my camera is sitting on the
log. At least her dog Chase is posed with his face somewhat toward the
We are leaving our Lake Erie access road and heading East on PA route
5. This intersection is about 8.5 miles from US 20 where PA 5 begins as an eastbound
Less than 5 miles ahead on PA route 5, the GPS pointed out PA Route 98 for
the return to Interstate 90 that will get us back on track to our next waypoint.
Some of the local business signs from the town of Fairview are out here on
PA 5 where PA 98 southbound begins.
I am sure all the truckers know about the low clearance ahead at the
railroad underpass. Rand McNally has a road atlas for truckers to mark all
these low clearance locations.
Here is that low railroad underpass less than one mile south from the PA 5 junction
with PA 98.
Here is another reminder of US 20 as the main East/West Highway before
Interstate 90 came this way. In fact, we are crossing US 20 here using PA
98 to get over to I-90 and continue our vacation trip to New York State and some
attractions up there.
This I-90 sign is beside a Burger King restaurant that is on the corner of
US 20 and PA 98, the road going to the interstate highway.
The top of the bridge over I-90 is at the Eastbound entry
ramp. This is also the place where the OFF RAMP from I-90 comes up to
connect to PA 98. We got on the northbound ramp at 11:09 AM heading for
Erie, PA and points beyond in Upstate New York.
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