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Lots to see in Lisbon!

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 .  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…

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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Happy Birthday, My Lincoln Highway! Look how far we’ve come!!

Happy Birthday, My Lincoln Highway!  Look how far we’ve come!!

Wow.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging about my road for a whole year now. It’s just amazing to me that what started as a solo trip out here in cyberspace has turned into a journey full of friendly faces, some familiar, and some that I’ve met along the way.

Here’s a look back at some of my favorite pictures from the past year.  (You knew Grand View Point would be first.  Right?)  :)

Thanks to all of you for traveling with me.  Hope to see you again soon, on the road…


Posted by on March 12, 2012 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.


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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