#RunningTo Week 29 in Review: Cleveland & All Over Pennsylvania

It’s time for my last #RunningTo Week in Review of 2014! I’ll be settling into eastern Pennsylvania for a two-week holiday hiatus. Knowing my family, I’m sure there will be a motley of photographic moments to post in the new year to come.

IN ANY CASE, this past week of #RunningTo took me from Cleveland to all over Pennsylvania. Cleveland: known for its despondent sports teams and OH MY GOSH THE ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’ HOUSE. It was a grand old time in Ohio.

Then, I learned my former homeland is a deceptively huge state. Diverse and beautiful, too. It was awesome taking my time traversing the Keystone State with stops in Erie, Punxsutawney (home of Groundhog Day!), State College (home of Penn State!), Harrisburg (where I spent DAY 200 of my road trip!), Reading (where I rock climbed for the first time!), and Valley Forge (where something important happened a long time ago!).

I learned I love Pennsylvania. A lot. Check out my favorite moments from the wandering week that was!

And if you haven’t already done so and would still like to support the final legs of my road trip (and the book to follow!), simply click here to donate to my #RunningToHome Kickstarter. I’m SO close to 100% funded and still need some help getting there by Christmas Day. It’d be the best Christmas gift I could get, and I’d love to hook you up with some sweet stuff in 2015!

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CLEVELAND ROCKS. And cliffs. And fogs.

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What Clevelanders do on Sunday mornings before the big game. Dude just kicked a ball toward the Browns’ stadium.

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FREE.

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Captive audience.

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AT THE ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’ HOUSE. The rest of Cleveland is irrelevant.

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From the Christmas Story gift shop across the street where the movie basically threw up all over.

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FRA-GIL-EY.

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FUDGE.

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Weather capital indeed! I’m pretty sure it’s raining.

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BOW DOWN to the Almighty Groundhog.

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364 days of the year this place is innocent and isolating. The 365th is a massively different story.

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Where Punxsy Phil the Groundhog declares his weather report to the universe every February 2! Magical.

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Where my dad went to school!

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Celebrating DAY 200 of #RunningTo along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg!

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My Reading Couchsurfing host took me climbing for the first time! Note the hipster with the chips and queso.

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New heights.

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Humanity is a beautiful thing.

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William Penn’s fire tower high atop Reading!

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Because why would sleepy Reading NOT have an epic pagoda atop the city?

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I think something happened here once.

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George Washington’s house and headquarters!

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Where’d everyone go??

THANKS FOR A WILD AND WONDERFUL 2014 FULL OF WANDERING VENTURES. Can’t wait to pick up these recaps in the new year as I finish my #RunningTo journey!