It was a teenage hangout.
We went here for 3 reasons. To climb the mountain, to make out, to eat at the first McDonald’s in our area.
Not sure of the order of importance.
Fast food was never allowed in my home. When friends heard about those McDonald’s golden arches, we headed 40 miles north to check them out.
Hamburgers, fries, milkshakes, all with change for a dollar.
What’s not to love ?
Very close by was a curvy, narrow, dangerous drive up a mountain to reach the Pagoda, a local tourist attraction.
I never saw it in daylight, certainly never as shown in this brief, promotional video.
It was to foretell my future. Some 3 decades later, our family would live in the area. It would be our first return to Pennsylvania since our college days.
We should make a date to drive up that mountain at night.
It only seems right.
But, we’ll skip the McDonald’s.