Cars, Cars, and Cars
I started the day on some nice two-lane and even a little one-lane before
an unplanned roadside meeting with roadie Pat Bremer. I then followed Pat
along interesting Indiana back roads on the way to a reopened diner.
By my count I saw 75 cars at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum, 51 at
Hostetler's Hudson Collection, and another 50 at the Studebaker Museum.
That's 176 automobiles plus quite a few carriages and wagons and one plow.
I'd have never made it without a hearty breakfast at Cindy's.
A three day weekend with great weather is something that's too good to
pass up but planning a trip wasn't all that easy. I did not actually have
three travel days to work with since Saturday morning would be spent at my
Dad's. My departure point would be Greenville, Ohio. The departure time
to be determined. I estimated my earliest possible start time and worked
out a route that would lead to lunch in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at Cindy's
Diner and an afternoon visit to the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum north
of town. Perhaps one of both of those would be in the company of a friend
who lives nearby. I learned that the friend would be working most of the
weekend and chores would have me leaving Greenville closer to 3:00 than to
noon. So, instead of moving west to follow my planned route up US-27, I
reverted to an earlier idea and, after a few local stops, just headed
north on US-127.