September 14, 2008 (day 4)
September 13, 2008 (day 3)
September 12, 2008 (day 2)
September 11, 2008 (day 1)
Then I thought that maybe I shouldn't even target all of US-22 on this trip. Since I didn't know how much time would be my own, it wasn't even certain that I'd have enough time. Maybe I was already leaning toward saving it for my newly conceived "Sixty-Six the hard way" when another blow came from Alaska. Well, not from Alaska exactly but Alaska was involved. US-22 goes through Allentown, home of the recently opened America on Wheels museum. One of the American Road Magazine forum members is a volunteer there and this seemed a good chance to meet him and maybe even get a better look at the museum. The note I sent reached him just hours before his departure for Alaska. I could still see the museum but without meeting Dave. Another reason to consider saving the US-22 trip.
I occasionally look in on AliceRamsey.org to see how plans are progressing for next year's "reenactment" of Alice's 1909 cross country drive. When I took a look last week, I was pleased to see that the car was nearing completion and would be featured at a Concours d'Elegance in Canton, Ohio. When I saw that the Concours would be held on the weekend of my return to Ohio, it was out with US-22 and in with the Lincoln Highway. The LH goes right through Canton and within a mile of where I would be staying near Philadelphia. I could drive it all the way if I had the inclination and the time. I was sure I wouldn't have the time so took a look at options for picking up the route to Canton. I've never driven the original LH route north from Pittsburgh so decided that would be a nice way to enter Ohio and get to Canton. I'll probably catch some other LH bits but don't know what they'll be.