Crossing the Allegheny Mountains, I was excited to go to my first truly Midwestern state, Ohio. Green rolling hills, lush foliage and rural scenes comprised the views on the drive through Virginia and Pennsylvania into the Buckeye State. I thought of Thomas Morris, my great-great-great grandfather who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to now-West Virginia and settled in Ohio, and was elected the first senator to publicly denounce slavery (I might feature his story in a future post).

Car Window Views:

By the way, Ohio had some of the cleanest rest stops I ever encountered (seen in my YouTube video with two brief tours):

-Emily Morris