Welcome back everyone to our Lancaster PA road trip part 4 and picking up where we left off last.
Our first stop was the Pennsylvania Welcome Center which in the past we would always just blew by but today was different. What a beautiful place, not only for its clean restrooms but its fabulous views overlooking a section of what is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. The section it overlooks stretches over 45 miles and includes depths of nearly 1500 feet.
While milling around, as tourist do, a young man by the name of Matthew who is a Tourist Information Counselor began talking with us. This young man was so well versed about the area including the eagle population soaring (pun intended) in that region. He shared numerous personal experiences he and friends had with the Bald Eagles in that area. He said it was not uncommon to look out any given day and see several of these majestic birds of prey floating on the wind currents above the valley. As we talked he referenced the eagles powerful talons by showing us on the wonderfully mounted American Bald Eagle that was on display. He then signed on to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation live eagle cam and as it appeared he began getting excited because since the last time he had signed on one of the two eggs had hatched. We couldn’t help feel his excitement as the three of us stood there watching Dad and Mom Eagle tending to their new fledgling. To check this live eagle cam out just hover over and click on the following link, Hanover PA Bald Eagle Livestream and you’ll be able to watch this nesting pair caring for their two babies. What a wealth of information Matthew was and we know he is following along so want to say thank you for spending time with us and we wish you well. As we watched this webcam we couldn’t help reflect back to our December 2016 “The Journey to Florida, Day 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16!” post displaying some eagle hatchlings in that state.
Well this is it for today. If you by chance didn’t see a previous part please click on one of the links below and be whisked directly there,
Until next time have a great day and remember to keep looking up!