Friday, May 22, 2015

USA Today got it right

The newspaper's web site lists some of the best riverside drives in the USA, and on the list is the Ohio River Scenic Byway from Pennsylvania to Illinois, with a particular liking for the Ohio part. I have to agree on this. Route 7 from Gallipolis to Proctorville and Route 52 from Portsmouth to New Richmond are among my favorites. Route 7 from Hannibal to Marietta is pretty good, too. Plus those road segments have access to two ferries, which are always on my to-do list when I'm anywhere near them.

Parts of southern Illinois are nice, too, by the way.

My bucket list includes the Columbia River, particularly along the northern shore. Before I do that one, I'll have to re-read what William Least Heat Moon wrote about it in Blue Highways.