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[–]skipperdog 2725 points2726 points  (256 children)

Looks like Breezeway. Or Breezewood. Or whatever that place is called. Pennsylvania.

Edit: Thanks, Giver of Gold, it is appreciated!

[–]hoovermatic 299 points300 points  (73 children)

Breezewood PA is an infamous east coast choke point. I read an article recently that said hundreds of millions of dollars and man hours could be saved by building bypasses around Breezewood, but it remains the way it is for political reasons

[–]ScaredOfTheMan 47 points48 points  (29 children)

"political reasons" Wasn't it that one of few families owned the place and made lots of contributions to make sure the bypass was never built.

[–]Chickenfu_ker 19 points20 points  (5 children)

There is a long standing rumor in my town that the only reason that there are two bridges instead of one four lane bridge crossing the Mississippi here is because of the political pull of one local realtor.

[–]ScaredOfTheMan 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Are there tolls on the bridges? What the does the realtor benefit? local politics can be murky.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Traffic = commerce. People stop to buy food, gas, explore. Jobs for the community. Tax revenue

[–]Chickenfu_ker 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No tolls. He owned a lot of property where the old bridge comes into town.

[–]Kahlandar 66 points67 points  (21 children)

Ah yes. "Lobbying". Aka Legal Bribery. Aka the root of every single problem with the american legal system.

[–]Mr-Blah 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Lobbying is done by what you would percieve as good groups too.

They just have less money so the succesful lobbying that is done, usually give that kind of results.

[–]quantum-mechanic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its more like nobody agrees on who the 'good groups' are.

[–]ThatOneNuge 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Planned Parenthood and the SEIU have tons of money, I don't know what you're talking about.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% agree as I know good and bad lobbyists from a host of different policy areas. Also, some reps are better than others at caving to lobbying interests as well....

[–]alpacabowleh 1 point2 points  (8 children)

Hmm. I dont think you realize that if it weren't for lobbying, most politicians would be clueless about 90% of the issues our country faces. Like /u/Mr-Blah stated below, a lot of lobbying is done by the "good guys". Lobbying has a scary and dirty connotation, but our country literally wouldn't run without it. Think about it if for a second. We have 50 unique and diverse states with multi-billion dollar economies that include all different sorts of industries. How in the hell could the 535 elected members of Congress possibly have the knowledge to effectively legislate 300 million people?? Lobbying is natural. Industries realize that lawmakers need to be informed about the issues regarding their craft. Obviously their input will be biased, but the idea is that everybody has the chance to give their input so it balances out. Don't get me wrong, I believe our country has massive representation, equality and campaign finance problems, but to think that all lobbying is bad is just childish and misguided.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's part of the rumor. Likely Shuster...but Rendell is implicated as he wanted to rax i80. there is still a push to make i80 a toll road and get federal approval to let the PA Turnpike commission run it. Fed said no way.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 34 points35 points  (35 children)

Partly true on political. Part of the problem has to with geography as breezewood is smack is the crossroads of several east coast roads and they is Not a lot of ways around it. It's in the middle of the Appalachian Mnts in a valley ridge. Good luck finding space to do this short of blowing up mountains. Now I do know they are working on fixing some PA Turnpike stuff and with congressman Shuster retiring (house chairman of transpo and infra) it'll change influence and fix a few things...

[–]Just_Another_Thought 130 points131 points  (13 children)

they are working on fixing some PA Turnpike stuff

Friend, when the energy escapes from this universe and all existence suffers from heat death they will still be working on the fucking turnpike.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Lol! It's the corrupt PA Turnpike commission. Seriously. It's a rolling joke in PA state politics. It's not really jobs for most people...its for the bosses. And it's not a d or or r issue. It's just an issue. Don't mess with PA turnpike....

[–]skipperdog 6 points7 points  (1 child)

So true. It's a jobs program methinks.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Publicly yes. I reality no. The turnpike commission is huge and really should be folded under DOT. Nope. They keep doing massive projects to keep themselves relevant...and to take our money....

[–]Plow_King 3 points4 points  (1 child)

when i am feeling down about problems in my life, i think that about them like that. i usually stop at the sun expanding and swallowing up the charred cinder that was once the earth...but you see the bigger picture. enjoy a fleeting upvote, good and temporal entity!

[–]runninron69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like "Two Suns In The Sunset" by Pink Floyd.

[–]Troggie42 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Penndot will get all the rest of the roads unfucked before the PA turnpike gets even the smallest modicum of improvement.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ha ha ha ha ha. I have zero faith in Penndot. We had a bridge that was close for three years. I mean a tiny maybe 20ft bridge. 3 years? The project was supposed to take 6 months (3 was what they guessed)

[–]Troggie42 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's the joke, they're so fucking terrible that all the other roads are gonna be fixed before they even THINK about looking at the turnpike, lol.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well. It's more complicated w the turnpike.

[–]neverinamillionyr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I grew up in Michigan. My grandmother’s brothers and sisters lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our summer vacations were all about visiting the family. The turnpike was under construction for every trip. I now live in Maryland and drive back to Michigan to see family. The turnpike has been under construction my entire life. I just turned 50.

[–]nadehlaaay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh they’ve been “working on the turnpike” since before I was born 20 years ago.

[–]hoovermatic 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I found the article I referred to earlier - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/politics/a-pennsylvania-highway-town-at-the-junction-of-politics-and-policy.html I stand corrected about my 'hundreds of millions' statement - the article states that ~9 million would be saved by the trucking industry. It goes on to state that the reasons for maintaining the existing situation are political and not geographical.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are aware of i99 correct? Many truckers use i80 to i99 now and avoid breezewood and the PA Turnpike.

I99 is a total pork project but it does move traffic out of breezewood. It's fairly new...

[–]steve_seagull 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I mean the PA Turnpike literally just killed a man Final Destination style so I think they have a metric shit-ton of work to do before they even get to fixing chokepoints.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Part of the issue is they prioritize urban area ie. Pittsburgh and Philly over breezewood based on usage. I joke every project is at least 10 yrs out of date when started.

[–]JMccovery 3 points4 points  (13 children)

Well, they did blow out a large chunk on Sideling Hill to run I-68...

I do wish they could build a better interchange/toll plaza. I've ran many loads through that area, and that place can be hell at times.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 3 points4 points  (10 children)

Ever been to Carlisle? Where i81 and i76. Horrible outdated. Kop is nightmarish...hellish is an understatement. I_76, I-276, 422, 202, 320, 23...

22/i-476/i-78 connect is bad too...all dated.

[–]JMccovery 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Oh, I've done that one hundreds of times heading into Harrisburg, or up 81 or 78. That traffic can be insane.

The best part was trying to take a fully loaded semi through that exit on the east bound side of the turnpike during widening. Almost have to come to a dead stop on the highway.

I feel that most of the toll interchanges on the PATP need MAJOR overhaul. Especially the I-283/PA-283 and I-99/US-220 interchanges.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (5 children)

I99. The most singular political highway ever.built. I still chuckle over the last 15 miles they aren't built in North central pa.

[–]JMccovery 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I'm STILL waiting on that storied interchange with 80 north of State College.

Last time I was up that way, US-15 from Williamsport to the NY state line is "somewhat" ready, while New York has finished all the way to I-86.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It's land issues. They can't get the land....

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Remember tax i8o I still a thing. Give it to the PATPC.

[–]SteelerNation587543 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I live in Carlisle.

It’s not our fault there’s no direct connection to the Turnpike. The reason Breezewood, Carlisle, and also I-95 and I-79 in Pittsburgh are all this way is because when the Interstate Highway System was built the feds refused to allow direct connections to toll roads. Since the Turnpike predated the system we ended up with things like this.

As for Carlisle being lousy with traffic, it’s because it’s the crossroads of Interstates 76 and 81 and Route 11, and within an hour of 83 and 78. If you want to go to New England and you aren’t north of here or on the coast you go go through Carlisle, which is why it is now a trucking and warehousing Mecca.

You get used to it.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've lived in carlisle for years. I don't now.

[–]bart889 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The merger onto Route 1 northbound after the toll plaza at Neshaminy always scared the crap out of me.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So a Sideling Hill is likely never going to happen again as the labor cost, political capital and most importantly the ecological damage. Remember Sideling was completed in 1968.

[–]RedskinsDC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Sideling Hill js in Maryland. Pennsylvania has the worst roads in the country in my experience, and they have really messed up state politics too.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually one bypass does exist is i99 and it's stepped in political controversy.

[–]SPARTAN__0039 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Personally I absolutely love Breezewood. When I was stationed in Virginia I would drive home to Michigan a few times a year. Breezewood happened to be the exact halfway point so I would always stop and refuel and eat. I guess that makes the place oddly familiar and fond for me.

[–]Average_face 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same. I drive to Maryland once or twice a month and I'm always happy for that easy gas and Starbucks. Edit: Also from Michigan

[–]skipperdog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Us one billion others

[–]Zugzub 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you don't get off the turnpike, you don't go through Breezewood. You only have to go through it if you want to get on I-70 east. Or if you're on I-70 West.

not much of a choke point, even at peak traffic times it only takes about 7 minutes to get from the toll booth to I-70.

Source: drove through it multiple times a week for years.

[–]runninron69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It remains the way it is for financial reasons.

Edit: FTFY

[–]itsreallyreallytrue 422 points423 points  (52 children)

Ding ding ding. Here's a streetview look at the same spot or at least close to it.

[–]j0be 225 points226 points  (24 children)

I knew it looked too familiar. I've stopped at that exit a few times as a pit stop on my way to Pittsburgh.

[–]wolfman300m 77 points78 points  (13 children)

Because they force you by having the turnpike route through there, ugh...

[–]CantThinkofAgood1 30 points31 points  (7 children)

But they have a Taco Bell!

[–]pipinngreppin 20 points21 points  (3 children)

I miss Quiznos.

[–]dontsuckmydick 43 points44 points  (1 child)

I mr. Quiznos.

[–]Scipio33 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Now Kithnos.

[–]Troggie42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've gotten many an indigestion at that Hardee's...

[–]lathe_down_sally 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That Taco Bell sign is super old school.

[–]The_Actual_Sage 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I hate the PA Turnpike so much

[–]rnick467 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For going through some very beautiful country, the PA Turnpike is one of the most boring roads to drive on.

[–]w8up1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly same thought process. "Huh, looks a lot like somewhere I've been. Ah yeah, Breezewood! There's a Mcdonalds and a pizza hut..."

[–]theCulk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A Pitt stop if you will...

[–]Dr_Bogart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought, “it does look like that!” Just realized that’s because it’s close to Pittsburgh and I’ve driven through there countless times.

[–]Butterbuddha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ha yeah me too. Stopping at Gateway.

[–]DiscusFever 29 points30 points  (20 children)

Really. I was gonna swear it was Branson, Missouri. Crazy.

[–]SanchoRivera 28 points29 points  (18 children)

It does look like Branson or anywhere along the Ozarks. I never realised how much of America looks the same.

[–]Retlaw83 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Something that shocked me when I flew to Dallas from Pittsburgh was how similar everything looked and felt.

Aside frim the u-turn lanes. I'm conflicted about those.

[–]_herrmann_ 19 points20 points  (16 children)

Travel. Or don't, it is all the same shit over the whole country.

[–]dontsuckmydick 24 points25 points  (11 children)

Regional burger chains. The only reason to travel in America.

[–]runninron69 1 point2 points  (10 children)

There's a little one store (as opposed to a chain of stores) fried chicken place in Mason, Tn. that has several times been voted the best fried chicken store in the country. It is really worth the side trip off of I-40.

[–]dontsuckmydick 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Do you happen to remember the name of it? I'll be driving through in a few months and I'd love to try it out.

[–]Leprechaun_from_Bama 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Gotta be Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken - absolutely worth a detour for a 3 piece dark, 2 jalapeños on the side, and 3 PBRs

[–]dontsuckmydick 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thanks I've added it to my Google maps to remind me to stop by.

Interestingly, it seems Gus has actually started franchising his chicken with dozens of locations open around the country. The one in Mason, TN, is actually the original though.

[–]Leprechaun_from_Bama 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Oh - and I won’t suck your dick, no sweat

[–]dontsuckmydick 1 point2 points  (3 children)

So, you're saying you would suck it if it was sweaty?

[–]runninron69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sorry, I don't. Mason, Tn. is one of those wide spots in the road sort of town. I understand it burnt down but they rebuilt. I don't know how close to the original location so even if I remembered it might not help. I checked google earth and it is Gus's Fried chicken. It is on the corner of U.S. Hwy.70 and Finde-Naifeh Dr. Hope this helps and eat a breast for me. I also recommend Bozo's Hot Pit Bar-B-Que. It is about a 1/4 mile east of Gus's.

[–]morehappiness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

mountains, prairies, and oceans white with foam aside

[–]letsgothrowbricks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty much everywhere in the developed world will have areas that look like this. Gas stations and fast food joints and cracked roads and old cars.

[–]tr3vw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s really not all the same. Yes there are a bunch of small towns that kind of feel similar, but saying shits the same everywhere is Just wrong. There’s some big differences between Alaska and Hawaii.

[–]nutstrength 0 points1 point  (0 children)

naw, that's South of Pittsburgh PA... Branson Mo is like ... less crowded, but yeah, full of restaurants too

[–]TurdFurguss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, even has a Dead Hooker Motel. This is the place for me!!

[–]NugiSpringfield 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh hey, we have this exact same intersection all over our state. This also exists near Langhorne.

[–]nXcalibur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How the fuck? America is enormous. You could show me a picture of the village I grew up in and I probably wouldn't recognise it.

[–]cookiemonster247 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Had some friends that went to penn state Altoona, and they always told me you’re good all the way up the turn pike until you get to Breezewood. Got pulled over driving up there once and sure enough, looked up and saw a billboard that said welcome to breezewood

[–]enchantrem 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, basically every statie in the southwest corner sits in Breezewood 60 hours a week.

[–]rikky1840 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Was looking at this picture and immediately thought Breezewood! Is it actuallly?! I only read a few comments down...

[–]NovaleeMarie 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yes it is. Older pic, but it's Breezewood

[–]Hughlio 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I thought breezewood immediately too and tried zooming in to see if I could make out the road signs. No such luck. Thank goodness for everyone here confirming our suspicions!

[–]rikky1840 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did too. I zoomed in in the signs hoping I could read something but I couldn’t make anything out of them

[–]BOJON_of_Brinstar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I recognized the "gifts and souvenirs" sign

[–]jcartattack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first road sign is Mcconnellsburg. If you go straight through that little town it brings you to breezewood

[–]MrPeel11 28 points29 points  (20 children)

But where's the sheetz or wawa?!

[–]NovaleeMarie 49 points50 points  (9 children)

Sheetz is actually on the left side of the road at that intersection. 😉

[–]Buster_Hazelwood 10 points11 points  (8 children)

Yeah, that’s my go to stop in breezewood. All the other places are more grimey than they have any business being.

[–]Average_face 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No way. That Sheetz makes for the longest pit stop ever. Holy shit the amount of people there!

[–]munchiemike 12 points13 points  (7 children)

No Wawa's this far west.

[–]tatertot255 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Of all the things I miss about living in SEPA, Wawa is top 5.

People are so much more personable there, and they’re super nice. I used to bring in Christmas cards to the local one closest to me.

[–]jscott18597 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If anything could bring me back to Delaware besides family, it would be wawa.

[–]Delawhereean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And scrapple.

[–]Nemesis14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you got lucky. Our Sheetz and Wawa employees are equally unimpressed with their jobs and their customers lol

[–]Skeeders 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm still waiting with baited breath for Wawa to make it down here in Miami! One opened up 30 miles north in Pompano, so I'm hopeful for that last southward expansion.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No Wawa. Way west of the susquehanna... And really you don't see wawa west of Morgantown, PA.

[–]MrPeel11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahh, I'd never heard of the town. I grew up in Potter County so nothing but sheetz for me, but lots of family in Philly.

[–]skrilledcheese 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was going to say this looks like PA. But then I thought maybe it only looks like PA to me because I live there.

[–]WZRDsteve 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Goddamnit. I knew this was PA....

[–]spookyttws 18 points19 points  (11 children)

Or basically any roadway city in CA. If you're driving from SoCal to SF or Vegas There are a few stops along the way, and man do they cram a lot of america into one city. Not, complaining, they're just every stereotype you'd in want one remote place.

[–]AlmostLucy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

KETTLEMAN CITY.

[–]oldstalenegative 12 points13 points  (6 children)

you see crap like this all over asia and europe too; many of the logos are even the same...I will have to say 7-11 in japan is a HUGE step up in quality though—they have better seafood at a cornershop than you can get many places in the US.

[–]Ixiaz_ 12 points13 points  (5 children)

You can comfortably live on 7-11 meals alone in Japan for months, and it's not necessarily disgustingly unhealthy either.

[–]TBoneLogan 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'm a fan of US 7-11 hot dogs I'm sorry to say. (They + a big gulp cost $2). Would love some good sush also.

edit: clarity

[–]dasyqoqo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A 7-11 opened near me about 6 years ago. I went there once to use the nacho machine, because my body needed 7-11 nachos, and they didn't have one. Severe disappointment.

I don't know if I will ever trust anything again. I certainly have never revisited the 7-11 that broke my heart.

[–]Bobgoulet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lawson is my fucking JAM. Tons of awesome pastries, and snacks. The hot buns by the register....so good. The hotel I was staying at had very traditional Japanese breakfast (not always the most appetizing meal, especially if you're hungover), so I'd walk to our Lawson a block away and eat pork buns.

[–]ITS_A_GUNDAAAM 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can confirm, I actually had a pretty dang good pumpkin salad from 7-11 last night.

[–]Ixiaz_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One good thing about franchise stores in Japan. Unlike 7-11 in any other country they don't sell shit that tastes like trash food. I'm not saying trash food can't be "good", but I've never felt like anything I've bought at Japanese konbini's have been trash quality

[–]xcdesz 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You should get out more. This is every single city on every single highway in the states.

[–]CS3883 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah I see this literally everywhere through OH, IN, IL, VA, MD, SC, NC, GA, FL, you know....every state I drive through haha

[–]ZolaMonster 8 points9 points  (1 child)

There’s a sketch ass motel there called the Breezewood Inn. We’re talking dirty curtains that you can see from the street. My family and I always use it as a reference for all other sketchy motels we drive by.

[–]mannixg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's hilarious. I was looking at this thinking "wow it really does look like the US I almost feel like I've been to this exit"..... aaand I actually have

[–]foetuskick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew it was PA, when you've travelled back and forth 5 years I'd be ashamed if I didn't. Despite never going there... I think.

[–]Theundead565 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I thought it looked familiar too. Stopped through the area on a whitewater rafting trip up at Ohiopyle.

[–]skipperdog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ol Youghiogheny. Love it. Almost lost my wife there. Lol. It's funny now.

[–]ItsJohnDoe21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Enjoyed many a family meal at the Bob Evans there as a kid.

[–]Mad_Juju 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like a place that is meant to be a pitstop off the main highway.

[–]stevens_hats 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep one glance at that picture and I thought yep I know that place! Been through there many times traversing PA. It's great for finding whatever fast food or other rest-stoppy things you'd want on a road trip, but man it's a cluster f to navigate.

[–]scottrice98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought I recognized it. Been through there many times.

[–]carmy00 1 point2 points  (2 children)

There’s another spot in PA that looks just like this but I don’t remember where. In or around the Lehigh Valley.

[–]toddybody 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Knew I recognized it; kinda nice to see ol’ PA represented

[–]rlar2013 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was coming to say the same thing. Drove past there biweekly on my way to Penn State to bring my kid home.

[–]Hollywap35 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sure is driven past this a million times

[–]jedimissionary 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it looked familiar!!

[–]Mowgli_love 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was it looks like Breezewood!

[–]Phelzy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I stop here frequently when traveling between DC and Pittsburgh. There's a gas station called Sac's just out of frame.

[–]BenderIsGreat64 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lived in PA all my life, and this really could be any random town in here.

[–]TacoStringerBell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve only stopped once my entire 23 years of life in Pennsylvania and this was it. What are the odds?

[–]jdodd1210 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knew I knew that view. My drive from Maryland to O hio takes me through there

[–]mattgodburiesit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Breezewood! As soon as I saw the McConnelsburg sign I knew it.

Looks a bit different now. Couple weeks ago the old Sheetz there was hastily turned into a strip club. Was made into a huge deal in our newspapers.

[–]lightsout28 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would always stop at the TA after I got of I-70on my way to my parents in Erie...I miss them..

[–]ProFunHater 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn I thought that looked familiar.

[–]Krindus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's the Perkins that gives it away

[–]theMANthatsREDD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it looked like Appalachia!

[–]sundaynightkid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say the same thing!

[–]LehighAce06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow I was sure this was PA but then thought "nah, this is an Anytown, USA picture, there no reason it'd be PA specifically"

[–]mrh1216 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my god I was literally just on this road a couple weeks ago

[–]sileightys 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I somehow knew this was Pennsylvania immediately when I saw it. Never been there, but I've lived in Pennsylvania for 23 years. Guess everything just feels like home.

[–]DevilsThird 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How can you tell? it looks like the majority of the country?

[–]Zexion348 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah yes south central Pennsylvania, my home. And a cesspool of rednecks and people trying desperately trying to keep up with fashion trends so they seem cool.

[–]wobot19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I was thinking!

[–]nadehlaaay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God dammit I knew it was Breezewood as soon as I saw that giant Exxon sign. It’s literally a clusterfuck of people just trying to get their Starbucks and gas before going into Maryland and god is it awful.

[–]Spetznazx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One of the biggest stops for people driving through there, i know my family stopped there many times

[–]gsunderground 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pittsburgh guy here. Is this odd? Cause that’s what every stop along any interstate to any city ive been to ever looks like.

[–]tjwharry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My first thought was somewhere in Appalachia - southeastern Ohio or West Virginia. To have the exit right next to a mountain covered in green foliage, with all those typical lower middle class chains. The old-ass Taco Bell sign, a Perkins, the old-ass Sunoco sign... Just looked like that area.

I guess Breezewood is the same thing, just east of Pittsburgh rather than south of it.

[–]Savage388 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knew it looked familiar!

[–]Kogarak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit I haven't been there in years and knew it!

[–]CatAstrophy11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thought it was Valencia near Magic Mountain

[–]Observante 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was Great Bend, also in PA.

[–]MFreeman95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never been there. However my road trips to Stroudsburg, Harleysville, and Pottsville, PA all look like this. It's actually kinda weird now that I think about it

[–]OttoRamuste 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s the highway sign on headed straight say? The exit says Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, but what’s the other say? McGeneralsburg?

[–]dietpeepsi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I knew it was PA!

[–]ChiliManiac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's exactly Breezeway. Photo is taken by world famous Canadian Artist Edward Burtynsky. He's well know for this type of work.

edit, if you don't mind adding his name to your edits that would be chill. He's one of my most favorite fine art photographers but he isn't as well known outside of the photo world.

[–]The_Oogie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pennsylvania was my first guess. The Perkin's and Sunoco did it for me.

[–]Xterra50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, the Gateway to the South.

[–]pooponagoose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup. Been there and ate at McDonalds when I drove to DC

[–]cynicalPsionic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stopped there to and from DC last summer. Nice spot

[–]Koraxtheghoul 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By George, you're right!

[–]kellyguacamole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I recognized it instantly. It was the place I got in my first ever car accident.

[–]tEnPoInTs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, that was my EXACT thought when I saw it and I've been there I think twice in my life. I figured I must be wrong because so many places look like this, so what were the odds.

[–]noralily23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came here for this. Looks exactly like breezewood. The weirdest intersection.

[–]joelomite11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The great Pennsylvania bottleneck. I've spent like 2 hours travelling 5 miles there.

[–]EwwieImp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also a huge DUI trap. Driving at 1am doing nothing wrong? Well boy oh boy, get ready to be pulled over.

[–]GCP_17 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Hahahaha, knew it was Breezewood IMMEDIATELY!!!! Too many to and from Ocean City to not recognize those places.

[–]punkrawkisneat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh God, why are you driving so far just to go to Ocean Shitty?

[–]manhousechatter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I go through there when I have to use the turnpike..it's so bright at night because of all those signs

[–]dromadika 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thought the same thing. Always stopped there as a kid travelling from Michigan to Virginia.

[–]jhosack87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely Breezewood. I go through the all the time.

[–]Sacred_Silly_Sack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It looks like literally every single city along I-80 that isn't Salt Lake, Sacramento, or SF.

[–]myownredditway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As soon as I saw it, I thought the same thing... 'Wait, I know this place...' I have stopped at the Starbucks and the Bob Evans atop the hill many times.

[–]FredSchwartz 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The only stop light on an Interstate freeway.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Umm. Only if you get off at the exit.

[–]ElDutch 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Came here to say Pennsylvania. Off of route 80? Not a good representation of the US. It’s hell on earth.

[–]tatertot255 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is literally every small town along route 80 haha.

[–]ElDutch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sure is!

[–]G8kpr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've only been there twice, and this was the first thing I thought of too.

[–]kuz_929 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw Perkins and immediately knew PA

[–]WasabiAndLime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah. It was a great mid-trip stop for me on the way to school every time. That Sunoco has 94 octane gas, which is awesome.

[–]Ohwhoaeskimo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was literally just here today. Drove through on my way to Penn State. Very trippy for me. I stopped at the Taco Bell because why the fuck not?

[–]Cullen_Crisp_Sr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's funny how similar all PA exits look. As soon as I saw it my first thought was the Pocono exit on 476.

[–]EaglesFanGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks nothing like the Pocono exit (at least to me) it's not that built up yet.

[–]Average_face 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait a second. Breezewood doesn't have a quiznos or pizza hut, does it??