CCSC Eastern Trip - October 24-26, 2019

These pictures are from my trip from Amsterdam, New York, to Moon Township, Pennsylvania, and back to attend the CCSC Eastern 2019 conference at Robert Morris University. Pictures are from my Panasonic Lumix FZ80.

Thursday, October 24 - Amsterdam, New York, to Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

No Fall 2019 classes on Thursdays, so I was able to take an interesting route to the Pittsburgh area. I got on the road pretty early, around 8 AM. I started by going west on the Thruway to I-81. South of Syracuse, I left the interstates for a while, to take New York 281 down to Cortland, then New York 13, New York 38, New York 366, then New York 13 again to Ithaca and continuing on to I-86 near Horseheads. I left the interstate pretty quickly again to take New York 352 into Corning. I had a nice lunch there from SlamminJammin BBQ, walked the downtown area some, checking out the river and the Corning store [6 Pictures]. From there, I took New York's stub of I-99 and then US 15 to Williamsport [4 Pictures from Welcome Center]. US 220 (and some Pennsylvania 150 and Alternate US 220) and the other I-99 took me to Altoona. Next was US 22 across to Pittsburgh where I encountered evening rush hour traffic, then made my way to the hotel and dinner at a nearby Chick-fil-A in Coraopolis. [121 Road and Sign Pictures]

Friday, October 25 - First Day of CCSC Eastern

The conference started in the afternoon, so I took a few hours in the morning to explore off toward the west, briefly crossing into West Virginia and Ohio, mainly on US 22 out and US 30 back [35 Pictures]. When I arrived near the RMU campus, I had lunch at a small but popular Teriyaki place nearby, then spent the rest of the day at the conference [2 Pictures], including the banquet and plenary talk in the evening.

Saturday, October 26 - Second Day of CCSC Eastern and Ride Home

I spent the morning, including my own presentation at the conference, then headed for home. For something different, I primarily went up I-376 to I-80, took mostly US highways through northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York, before hopping onto the Thruway for the ride across most of New York state. [45 Pictures] - Fri Jul 10 11:18:03 EDT 2020