Welcome to Joey Vento's Highway to Hell.

The Spanish firm Abertis Infraestructuras, based in Barcelona, offered $12.8 billion Monday to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 75 years, pending approval by the state legislature.

Wouldn't it be great if the signs started reading "Bienvenidos a l'Autopista de Peaje de Pensilvania!"

Pennsylvania could become the Costa del Sol of the Mid-Atlantic.

They could serve tapas at rest stops, manchego cheese and olives and sangria.

And Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz could do public-service announcements en Espanol por our estado de llavepiedra. (That's a literal translation of state of key-stone.)