Entries from 'Lincoln Highway 2013'

The Sand Creek massacre

Då vi køyrde gjennom Wyoming såg vi ein del skilt om Sand Creek Massacre Trail, og lurte litt på kva dette kunne vere for noko. Så då måtte eg jo finne ut av det. Heldigvis har Wikipedia ein omfattande artikkel om temaet, så det var ikkje altfor vanskeleg. Vi har jo vore på museum og…

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Barnstar

Vi har køyrt forbi ganske mange hus som er dekorert med ei stjerne, og vi har lurt litt på kvifor. Google kan avsløre at det er fleire enn oss som lurer, og svara er ikkje heilt eintydige. Det kan virke som om forskjellige folk tillegg stjerna forskjellig meining. Wikipedia-forfattarane har lest seg opp på historie…

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Day 9 – Chicago (IL)

Spent the day sightseeing in Chicago today. Caught a boat trip down the river and along Lake Michigan. Spectacular views of all the skyscrapers! Also found rainbow ice cream. Participated in a car show at the hotel this evening. Fantastic spirit from the hotel, they organized a bbq with tasty burgers and cold beer. Gotta…

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A historic piece of the rainbow

Ein må jo gjere litt research før ein reiser til USA, og noko av det første eg googla var regnbogeis. Då fann eg denne: Growing up as a kid in Ohio, Joseph Sapp, founder of the Original Rainbow Cone, was an orphan on a work farm. One of his few luxuries was buying ice cream…

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Day 8 – Fort Wayne (IN) to Alsip (IL)

Did a reasonably short leg today, got some nice video footage again as we found the old Lincoln Hwy 1913 route at some places. Had a stop in heavy rains at the Studebaker National Museum, that was well worth a visit, can be highly recommended! Arrived at Doubletree by Hilton in Alsip, IL, and was…

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Day 7 – Car museums in Auburn (IN)

Not moving today, a great opportunity to go to the Cord/Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. They feature a lot of rare cars, with some of the finest examples of engineering from 1900-1940. Most of us went up there in a convoy on the highway, great fun to see the passing traffic when they observed us. We…

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The Ideal Section – a vision of the future

In 1923, this was the most advanced 1.3 miles of road in the world. This “seedling mile” was built by the Lincoln Highway Association after consulting 17 of America’s top highway experts, and was hailed as a vision of the future. The experts met between December 1920 and February 1921, and specified: a right-of-way 110…

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Day 6 – Canton (OH) to Fort Wayne (IN)

Another day featuring beautiful scenery and wonderful roads. Only a few miles today on the new road, the rest on old Lincoln Hwy. Several stops for socialicing with locals, both invited, expected and total surprises. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D90 Taken: 6 July, 2013 Flash fired: no Focal length: 31mm ISO: 200 Location: 40° 46.0054′…

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Day 5 – Pittsburgh (PA) to Canton (OH)

What a day! A wonderful drive through scenic landscape. Got some great shots of the car along the route. Stopped by Gene’s to see if he still was doing his legendary pies, but he wasn’t. But he’s still running his antiques shop and we got a cool old US plate from him, together with a…

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The Chester Pie Man

I guideboka vår om Lincoln Highway har dei skrive om Gene Amos som kvar torsdag kveld bakar pai som han sel i butikken sin morgonen etter. Eg vart så glad då eg såg at vi skulle køyre forbi der fredag morgon! Men tenk om han var død, nedlagt eller utsolgt! Like etter at vi hadde…

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