March 26, 2006
March 25, 2006
March 24, 2006
BabyBoomerBob held out hope until Wednesday but weather predictions just kept getting worse. I decided to go for it since I'll never be more than two or three hours from home and I have no one to apologize to. Bringing your wife across a state and a half to drive in the snow is a different thing altogether.
I decided to burn some vacation instead of trying to dash to Aberdeen before dark so I got in a little (mostly indoor) sightseeing in Maysville then on to West Union. I don't know what changes weather will force on the rest of the trip but I don't things will get bad enough to trigger a full abort. We shall see.
I've long thought of retracing Ohio's first road but plans never went very far. This year is the 200th anniversary of the formal beginning of the National Road and, in recognition of this, the National Road Museum near Zanesville, normally closed until Memorial Day, will be open briefly on March 26. I'm planning on driving the Historic National Road later in the year so thought that attending this "open house" at the museum might make a nice preview. Particularly if I used Zane's Trace to get there. Another roadie, Baby Boomer Bob, had previously mentioned his own desire to retrace the trace so I let him know what I was thinking. As things now stand, it looks like I'll hook up with Bob, bride, and buddy in Aberdeen, OH, and we'll all spend a weekend on Zane's Trace. Of course it is March and it is Ohio. It could be 70 degrees & sunny or 20 degrees & snowing. Plans subject to change.