|Subject: Re: Pennsylvania|
Hi Rose in LA,
You didn't say when you were traveling, so it is hard to tell you about festivals or events. Fallingwater is indeed a good choice. Also Seven Springs near Somerset, the inclines in Johnstown and Pittsburg, the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, the Indian School in Carlisle, the Capital in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, the Amish near Lancaster, Longwood Gardens and Winterthur near Chads Ford, the Delaware Water Gap near Stroudsburg, the Steam Railroad Museum in Scranton, and the Little Grand Canyon near Wellsboro are the standard tourist fare that will give you a round trip.
Our state parks are beautiful, with a range of accommodations from primitive camping to fully equipped cabins. I particularly recommend World's End near Forksville and Rickett's Glen near Berwick (Pocono Mountains region), but I've never been to the state park near Fallingwater, although I hear it has a great deal to offer. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/index.htm
Pennsylvania is still 70% rural, and even the country can vary from fertile farmland to piedmont, to stripped coal country, to virgin forest. However, the state's connections to historical events and contributions to culture cannot be overlooked.
Please let me know if you want more detailed information, or link to http://www.visitpa.com/visitpa/home.do
Jayne in Pa.