Several years ago on what was the third drive across Pennsylvania for that particular year, my husband and son, renamed the Keystone State, the Polter-state. A state which we feared we would never get through. I’ve driven the 350+ miles of I-80 or the Pennsylvania Turnpike over 40 times in my life, so hopefully you’ll understand that my sojourn into Pennsylvania on this trip lasted a mere 30 miles. But within that 30 miles, I went to one of the state’s most beautiful places, Longwood Gardens. Pierre duPont purchased the 1077 acres in 1906 to save its trees from the lumber mill and then spent years and many dollars to make it one of the premier botanical gardens in the US. There was a dusting of snow on the ground while I wandered the topiary and fountains searching for signs of spring. Then it was into the conservatory where I was blasted by the warmth, color and fragrance. My words pale in comparison, so please view my photographic attempts to capture the beauty and if you live in the mid-Atlantic: GO!!