A rainy morning cleared by the end of the indoor meeting and the outdoor
pillar dedication was a dry one. To my surprise, the rain stayed away as I
meandered through Beaverdam and Lima.
I booked a room in Findlay, Ohio, just a few miles from the meeting site
and headed there on US-42 and US-68. Along the way I had a great breakfast,
drove on the oldest concrete street in America, and looked over an only
slightly newer bathtub.
My attendance at the annual meeting of the Ohio Lincoln Highway League has
definitely been sporadic. I first attended in 2005 and believe I had
sincere intentions of returning the next year. It didn't happen though I
can't recall why. In 2007, a trip with some members of the American Road
Magazine Forum, on the only weekend the others could make it, interfered.
In '08, I made it. Last year's meeting was trumped by a rare chance to
enter the never completed Cincinnati subway. It looks clear this year and
I'm making plans to attend the meeting in Williamstown on May 1. I toyed
with the idea of continuing north after the meeting but ultimately decided
to head towards home on the second to attend a concert. I was briefly
looking forward to my first visit to Put In Bay. Now I'm looking forward
to my first taste of Joe Bonamassa live.