Instead of our original plan to take Route 30 all the way from Pittsburgh to Ashland, we took a rather erratic detour, going up first to Erie, mostly along Route 19 and then across into Ohio on Route 20. We stopped at Geneva on the Lake to see Lake Erie. Craig could barely believe that a lake could be so huge. Then we followed the 528 and 44 down to Route 30 and into Ashland. My friend Marline's farmhouse was our destination.