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Returning to the Tavern

Returning to the Tavern

This was my first time returning since Dave passed away. His first trip on the Highway was to the Tavern.  And so it seems that even though I don’t even remember all the trips I’ve made to the Spread Eagle Tavern that I’ve apparently taken many of the people that I care about in my life there.  This point being demonstrated by the fact that after returning from lunch today that while I was talking on the phone with one of my best friends and mentioned that I was traveling the Lincoln Highway with Cece my friend asked if we’d gone to Spread Eagle Tavern.  Of course we had.  

It’s been over 9 months since he passed away and over a year since he and I last visited the Spread Eagle Tavern together.  I keep working to reassemble the fragments and in this I find myself comforted, once again, by this road of mine.  Things change, life goes on, and the people that I care about keep making this journey to the Tavern with me, one or two at a time.

In my heart and in my memory he goes with us, too.

And so, until we meet again, here’s to the changing and unchanging road, to the Spread Eagle Tavern, and here’s to you, too.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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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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Tea for two!

This past weekend I took off on one of my favorite Lincoln Highway road trips that is relatively close to home.

 

Here’s where things start to get interesting heading towards East Canton.

First up is the control station in (please correct me if I’m wrong) East Canton itself.

After that I stopped at Kishman’s IGA for some gas and other goodies!  (I wonder if Tom still has that little Chrysler convertible that he took on the cross country tour?)

After stopping at Kishman’s I headed straight for Chester, West Virginia and the World’s Largest Teapot.

After visiting the teapot, I headed back over the bridge to do some exploring in East Liverpool.  I have to confess something that I learned while out and about.  The Lincoln Highway was not where I thought it was in downtown East Liverpool!  So, I tried as best to do some research on the fly and I think I got it right.  The following pictures, therefore, may or may not be taken on the Highway, but even if they aren’t I thought that they were things worth seeing while you’re in town.

First up is this very cool looking building.

This next view is looking down the road at what I think is the Lincoln Highway.

Here’s what you see at the top of the hill, on the corner.

Then, of course is the Museum.

These buildings were on a side street, but I thought they were kind of interesting…

 

After leaving East Liverpool I headed back home and stopped in Hanoverton.  I had to take the opportunity to stop at the Hanoverton Curio Shop on a day that it was actually open for business!

Here’s a Lincoln Highway marker right across the street.

And, of course also located in Hanoverton is the famous Spread Eagle Tavern, my favorite restaurant in the world!  I didn’t stop in this time, but I’ll be sure to post the next time that I’m lucky enough to stop by.

I left off taking pictures after Hanoverton.  I figured that anything between there and downtown Canton would be closer to home and easy to post about on a day when I had less time for traveling.  So, happy trails until next time.

 

See you on the road!

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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