This day started on the National Road, near the C & O Canal, in
Pennsylvania and ended on the National Road in
Ohio. In between, I drove just a little Lincoln Highway..
The wagon train ended in the sun but had plenty of rain on the way. Just
enough day remained for me to visit Antietam Nation Battlefield.
I can't post much from today but I do have a few photos and I can tell you
I had a great time with some wonderful people.
There were a few dry periods but rain of some sort was the order of the day.
I drove a bit of the National Road on the way to Clear Springs and even
got a picture of the "beginning" marker in Cumberland.
I'm going "embedded" and I've been unsure how to deal with it
here. Maybe "embedded" isn't exactly the right word but it's
close (and sounds cool;-). What I'll be doing this weekend is tagging
along with the National Pike Festival wagon train between Clear
Springs and Boonsboro, Maryland, in order to gather material for a future
Road Magazine article. That's where the "embedded" part
comes in and it's also where the dilemma comes in. Of course, the American
Road connection is the only reason this horseless and wagonless Buckeye is
even allowed on the train. Clearly it would be wrong to "pre-publish" the
article and put everything on this website. On the other hand, I am taking
a four day road trip and completely ignoring that here didn't seem right,
What I've decided to do is give "normal" coverage to the drive
to and from and give minimal coverage to events at the festival. Since
time constraints will keep the to and from being very leisurely, I expect
the entire trip report to be somewhat minimal or, at least, smaller than
what has been the norm. Remember this website promises nothing. You won't