Day 6: June 24, 2013
A Very Full Day

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Five "Roadside Giants" have been erected by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor since I've been through here. We spotted three of them but the 1921 Selden Pick-up Truck is the only one we stopped to photograph.

The picturesque (if you like roadside clutter) Breezewood.

We were a little early for lunch so headed off route for a look at the restored Bedford Springs Resort. As we drove past the entrance and explained that we were just looking, the attendant asked if we would like to look inside. He pointed to a spot where we could park and John and I did a brief walkabout.

Back on the Lincoln Highway, we refueled at Dunkel's Gulf, took a look at the Coffee Pot, then stopped at the Jean Bonnet Tavern for lunch. We also stopped by the Lincoln Motor Court but I failed to get a single picture. As we stepped onto the Jean Bonnet deck, a local resident invited us to share her table. In one of those small world moments, as we chatted over lunch, we discovered a mutual friend. Then the sunny sky suddenly turned dark and it became obvious that much rain was about to fall. We hurried to get the top up and waited out the worst of the rain in the only slightly leaky car.

It's not entirely clear how long the mini-museum at The Fifties Place has been open for visitors but today was the first I'd even noticed it. The place is chock full of restored and operational radios and owner Ron Miller is chock full of stories. This is not the sort of place you can stop for a few seconds. Fellow tour member Mike, who had stopped by earlier and is also familiar with Route 66, compared stopping here to stopping at Gary Turner's Gay Parita gas station. Exactly.

This is Grand View Point where the Ship Hotel once stood. It burned to the ground in 2001. Every time I stop, I expect to see the little gas station across the road collapsed into a pile of rubble but it was still standing today.

I've been to the Flight 93 crash site before but not since the first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial was officially opened in 2011. The quarter-mile walk out to the walls inscribed with the names of all who died in the crash has several small shelves holding mementos. The impact point is near the rock on the line of sight to the rock from the wooden slates.

Next stop was the home of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor which they call "Lincoln Highway Experience".

The day ended at the Heinz History Center where we had a great meal, a short talk from Brian Butko, and access to the whole museum.

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