New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana

Buffalo, NY – South Bend, IN
Daily Mileage: 455
Total Mileage: 1603
Total Number of States Traveled: 12

I started the morning in Buffalo, finding a Starbucks just down the street. After heading out of Buffalo and stopping by the edge of still frozen Lake Erie,…

I got on to Route 20 and headed west. This part of New York is actually wine country – there are vineyards all along Route 20. I stayed on Route 20 until I crossed into Pennsylvania and passed through the city of Erie. Back on I-90, I made good time into Cleavland to my day’s objective:

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – totally awesome!

I could have spent the whole day there. It’s about 6 floors with interactive displays and just all kinds of amazing stuff. Back on to I-90, I kept going west. A little west of Toledo I decided to give a call on the 2m national simplex calling frequency and had a great conversation with Tom, a J. B. Hunt trucker who was also heading west. He’s based out of Buffalo and was heading up to Wisconsin. Tom’s got an ICOM IC-706MKIIG – it does HF and he’s able to talk to folks all over the country while driving his truck.

I continued to make good time and made it into South Bend, Indiana shortly after 8:30pm.

Comfort Suites Hotel
52939 S.R. 933 N.
South Bend, IN 46637