Southwest – Return to NY: February-March 2020 part 21


DAY 21 — Montpelier OH to DuBois PA


Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH — 14 March 2020: I crossed the final timezone last night and am now back on “New York time.” In theory I could make the whole rest of the drive home today, but I decided to stop for a break to go for a short hike at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, where the weather remained winter-like. The trail was crowded with people, and I was unsure if that is typical or if it was somehow a function of people being told to stay distant from each other and not go to group events. Later on, at my lunch stop en route, I was at a local pub and the bartender and patrons were making jokes about it all, but it is clearly top of mind for everyone in this part of the country right now …