Lincoln Highway Conference 2017

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Day 1
Expressing Myself

Day 2
The Conference Begins

Day 3
The East Tour

Day 4
The West Tour

Day 5
Presentation Day

Day 6
Riding the Dusty Trail

Day 7
The Rest of Iowa

June 25, 2015 (day 7)
I stayed with the Lincoln to the edge of Iowa and even for a few miles inside Illinois although I didn't expect that and didn't document it. By following the original alignment, I arrived at familiar places on unfamiliar, often gravel, roads.

June 24, 2015 (day 6)
I started my return to the east by heading west. Then I turned around at the state line and proceeded to follow as much of the original Lincoln Highway as I could.

June 23, 2015 (day 5)
We were entertained and educated by a variety of presentations before ending the day with the awards banquet.

June 22, 2015 (day 4)
It was another very full day even without the photo. The excellent bus tour was followed by a car show and one of the best pork tenderloins I have ever known. I didn't know it for very long, though.

June 21, 2015 (day 3)
It was a very full day with an early morning group photo, a bus tour, and some movie watching at the Donna Reed Theater.

June 20, 2015 (day 2)
More expressway with a two-lane finale got me to Denison for the start of the conference.

June 19, 2015 (day 1)
Events in Cincinnati kept me from leaving until the day before the conference so I stuck to interstates through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Besides being surrounded by big trucks on the expressways, I surrounded myself with more in a museum then ended the day with a beautiful 'burger in a classic joint.

Prelude - Apr 28, 2017
So many roads and so little time. Not only isn't there enough time to drive them all, there isn't enough time to attend all the events associated with them. As I write this, the 2017 Jefferson Highway Association conference is taking place in Denison, Texas. Last weekend the inaugural Neonfest, an event related to Historic Route 66, took place in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Despite wanting to go to both, I went to neither. I felt that my time and dollar budgets would be sufficiently stressed by the Hawaii trip ending earlier in the month. Last year an even more solid conflict occurred with the 2016 Lincoln Highway Association Conference overlapping my drive to Alaska. I don't know what next year or even the rest of this year holds but I do know that I won't be attending every highway related event I'd like to.

At the moment, though, I've started to catch my breath and can see that the bank account, despite taking an unusually severe beating, will survive. So today I filled out my registration for the 2017 Lincoln Highway Association Conference scheduled for June in Denison, Iowa.

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