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We adopted a sign from the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor… you can too!

Have you signed up for the e-newsletter provided by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor?

I did and that’s how I found out about their super cool program to adopt a Lincoln Highway sign!

For only fifty dollars you can adopt a sign for three years.  This helps the LHHC to pay for the upkeep and insurance on each of the approximately 200 signs along the Corridor.

When I participated in the cross country tour in 2003, my dad was along for the ride from NYC (through Lancaster) :) all the way back here to Ohio.  So, I thought that adopting a sign in his name would be a fun idea for Christmas.  I spoke with Kristin at the LHHC.  She was very friendly and even asked if we had a preferred location.  Of course, I asked for something in the vicinity of Grandview Point.

When we received our packet in the mail, this is what we got…

(My dad’s sign is the one highlighted in yellow, closest to the top of the map.)

Uh, we also got one of these, but I forgot to take a picture of it.  :)

Hopefully someday my dad and I will be able to travel to where his sign is located.  If we do, you can be sure I’ll let you all know.

Until then, here’s the the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, and here’s to you…

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A pretty good day and lunch at the Spread Eagle Tavern!

A pretty good day and lunch at the Spread Eagle Tavern!

It was a beautiful day yesterday when my boyfriend, Dave, and I headed off on a Lincoln Highway adventure.  This was his first (and hopefully not last!) trip along the road.  Therefore, I knew that we had to stop for lunch at the Spread Eagle Tavern, one of the definite highlights along the way.

We hit the road early in the morning and started our Lincoln Highway journey somewhere near Perry Heights and headed to a few familiar places.

First up we stopped at the Canton Preservation Society’s Resale Store where I guess it was a bad day to be a baby doll.

Dave tried to smuggle one of the sarcophagi in to the van but it wouldn’t fit. (Just kidding) :)

After leaving the store we headed eastward and took a very bumpy ride over the brick roads near Robertsville and stopped at Kishman’s IGA in Minerva to fill our tank.

We then headed to Hanoverton and the Spread Eagle Tavern which was built in 1837 and restored in 1988.  It is located at 10150 Plymouth Street, Hanoverton, Ohio, 44423 and their phone number is 330-223-1583.

Here’s the view from our table.

Here’s another view from our table that I didn’t realize I was in! (This picture was shamelessly stolen.  Sorry, Dave.)

These next two pictures show the lunch menu.  (If you click on a picture, it will show an enlarged view.)

Our lunch was wonderful.  We ordered the Tavern Burger

and the Chicken Pesto.

And, as you may know if you’ve read my blog before it’s always necessary to order dessert when out on a Lincoln Highway blogging mission!  So we did…

Here’s a lovely pumpkin bread pudding which I don’t remember the full name for

and a triple layer brownie pie (or something like that, don’t remember this name either).

After lunch we explored the Tavern a bit.  Here’s a few pictures from the first floor.

Next we took a walk downstairs to the Rathskellar.  Wow!  It’s so cool down there.

When we left the Tavern, we drove on, once again heading east.  We traveled as far as the Teapot in Chester, WVa and then turned back around and made a stop at Pottery City Antique Mall in East Liverpool where we learned it wasn’t a good day for baby dolls there, either.

And thus concluded our adventures for the day.

So, until we meet again, here’s to good times, GREAT company, good food, new adventures, and, of course, here’s to the road, too.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Winter has come to Grand View Point

Here’s a little slideshow of pictures from my trip in December.  These were taken the same day that I visited Mister Ed’s.

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Here’s to the Winter, and here’s to the road…

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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