Friday, June 3, 2011

Bridges of Somerset County

Somerset Wind Farm
I love covered bridges.  They speak of history, nostaligia, creativity, and romance.  Pennsylvania is graced with many of these relics of the past, and even some newer ones.  My first tour of bridges is in Somerset County, where on a day in June (our wedding anniversary) my husband and I mapped out a driving tour of covered bridges and met with some sweet surprises along the way.

First, however, we began our tour with a visit to the Somerset Wind Farm located on a reclaimed strip mine on Rockdale Road between Rockwood and Meyersdale.  These turbines can be seen in the distance from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but we wanted a closer look. 

It was a remarkable beginning to our journey, for not only could we see the wind mills up close, but we were treated to the wind on our faces and an unexpected gorgeous view of the rolling countryside of Somerset, where we would spend the rest of the day driving and stopping to enjoy the scenery. 

"There came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. . . And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:2-4).

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