Yesterday was the last day of my Spring Break and the sun was shining and it was actually warm outside so, I decided that it was the perfect day for a stroll. Of course, any Lincoln Highway adventure that is heading East begins with a stop at Kishman’s IGA for snacks! And while I only got a protein bar and some string cheese, whatever they had going in their smoker smelled wonderful!
When I got to Lisbon it was about lunch time so I started out at the Steel Trolley Diner. As you can see from their menu, they have a Lincoln Highway burger. I thought that was pretty cool. However, I don’t eat much red meat these days, so I decided to get the Bird Is the Word turkey burger. Now, having eaten approximately 150 turkey burgers (or more) over the last 8 months, I think this probably makes me an expert on them and having decided such I can tell you that their turkey burger was excellent! It was moist and flavorful with a clean turkey taste.
So, anyways, after lunch I took a walk around downtown and took some pictures. Yes, I took another cheesy shot of me. This one has a bit of significance, though. Many years ago I was dragging a dear friend of mine along with me on a Lincoln Highway adventure and we stopped in Lisbon and I took his picture in front of that same Lincoln Highway statue. Sadly, my friend, Jeff, passed away not too long after that picture, but I always think of him as I’m passing through. Unfortunately I can’t seem to figure out where the picture went. No matter, though, I always carry that memory with me and think of him as I drive through town. That’s one thing that I love about the Lincoln Highway — it’s more than just a road, it’s a place to make memories with friends, new and old, and a continuing reminder of all the experiences that we’ve shared.
Before I show you the pictures, I’d like to offer up a little contest. In one of these pictures there is a dog. Yes, really. If you can find the dog, send me an email telling me either the number of the picture that it is in or else a very good description of it and I will send you a prize. This offer is open to the first three people to find him. Since more than one person can win, please do not provide your answer in the comments, instead email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Happy hunting and don’t forget that you can enlarge each picture by clicking on them and also using the mouse to hover over the picture will tell you what number the picture is. Oh, and the contest will end and I will reveal where the dog is hiding one month from today.
This walk was 5,255 steps which is 2.2 miles.
I am editing this post to add that I thought it was curious that the banner for the Oldest Brick Building says 1802, but on the building itself it says 1803. Anyone know why, feel free to comment.
So, until we meet again here’s to meeting new friends and making memories along the road…