27 December 2007

Bright Side of a Gloomy Ride

This isn't the greatest photo, but since I took it while hanging out the window in high winds as we flew down the Turnpike I think it can be excused. We like seeing these windmills not only because they're environmentally friendly (aside from any bird-dicing they may cause) but also because they're close to a halfway point on the arduous trek across the state. They're near Somerset, PA, and when they started running in 2001 they made the largest wind farm in the US–pretty cool, but I don't think that's the case anymore. Here's a link with more info and some better pictures.

7 comments:

mick said...

Hope you had a good trip. The link does not work by the way.

mom said...

I didn't know we had windmill farms in somerset. hmmmm. anyway, glad you're home. see you on the 30th. mom

Katie said...

Windmills are great. They even have non bird slicing ones now called vertical axis turbines

Kelly said...

Katie, Thanks for the link. The vertical axis turbines look like giant eggbeaters.

Laurel and Mick, Thanks for the heads up on the link; Meg is on the case. We'll see you on Sunday.

Kylee said...

I've SEEN these very windmills! When my mom and I went to Winterthur, Delaware for Garden Fair in the fall of 2006, we saw these.

We also stopped at the memorial site for Flight 93.

Meg said...

Kylee, I've never been to Winterthur but Kelly has--he says the enchanted forest area for kids is awesome. We live not too far from there but we're closer to Longwood Gardens, which is another great place to visit. Check it out if you are ever back in eastern PA.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Kylee said...

Oh, we went to Longwood Gardens as well! What a beautiful part of the country there. I remember when I first visited Gettysburg I thought to myself what a wonderful place to retire, but I'm thinking a little further east would be even better. ;-)

Yes, the children's forest is charming! I'll have to do a post on our visit there. The next couple of months aren't busy gardening ones, so I could "look back" at our trip there.