A Bit of National Road
I drove just a bit of the National Road before heading home.
It was raining for the short drive to Galion but it wasn't heavy enough to
be troublesome. It was intermittent so I even managed a short walkabout
before the meeting and a longer one after. In between: a fun meeting and a
I had planned on an express run to Delphos but ended up adding the Van
Wert to Delphos section of the Lincoln Highway to my drive. Good weather,
good road, good life.
Prelude - April 16, 2008
With the Corvette Museum Birthday
Bash officially off of my schedule, I quickly sent in my reservation
for its replacement, the Ohio Lincoln Highway League's 2008 meeting in Galion.
Then I started planning. By coincidence, bluesman
Eric Bibb is
performing in Greenville, Ohio, where my parents live, on the Thursday
before the meeting. I've never heard him but had heard of him by virtue of
his recent nomination for Acoustic Artist of the Year by the
That's pretty major mojo for Greenville. I'd already arranged to take
Friday off for the Bash and figured I'd just let that bit stand. So I'm
starting my drive to Galion with a drive to Greenville to see a world
class musician in a theater that I was last in probably forty years ago
for a high school band concert. But it was a really good high school band!
I'll spend the night at my parents and maybe do a few chores in the
morning. I was going to just blow off the normal bi-weekly Saturday visit
for the Birthday Bash but this way I can substitute Friday and attend the
meeting guilt free. Time permitting, I'll head straight north from
Greenville and pick up the Lincoln Highway in Delphos. The route I'll
follow east won't be today's US-30 or even the Lincoln Highway that those
boy scouts marked in 1928. Nope, I'm going to take the Lincoln Highway as
it was originally announced - the "Proclamation Route" - through Lima and
Marion. Today, folks in those cities take pride in the fact that the LH
once ran through their downtowns even if it was only for three weeks.