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    Geneva And Geneva On The Lake Ohio

    By etchr66

    It's summer time and its hot. What better way to cool down then to spend some time at the lake. With that in mind, our Namesake town for this entry is Geneva, Ohio and the nearby summer resort town of Geneva on the Lake. Both are located in Ashtabula County, which has a wealth of museums and sites of historic interest. In addition there are some eighteen covered bridges in the county, including both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. Add the ten or so wineries in the
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  • Alex Burr - hester_nec

    Introduction

    By Alex Burr - hester_nec

    Hello. Tho I am new to this media, blogging, I am not new to American Road. I've been around since the beginning. I do have a road trip web site, but decided to give this blog a try to post my rather infrequent road trips in the Memphis, TN, area.   Being nearly 73 years old I'm old enough to remember the good old days of 2-lane road travel. Indeed, I went with my folks in the late 40's and early 50's on several trips from southern Maine to the Dayton, Ohio, area to visit friends and relatives
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  • Foster Braun

    National Road Garage Sale 2018

    By Foster Braun

    Click here to listen...  Click here to download.   In  our 2018 Spring Viva Las Vegas issue , under the Friends in the Fast Lane column, the lead story was about an 824 mile long garage sale!  In this American Road Trip Talk podcast,  you are going to meet Pat McDaniel, the lady who dreamed up this great gathering.  The Historic National Road Garage sale took place from May 31 to June 4 Along US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis.  For ore information visit their Historic National Road Meande
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  • Foster Braun

    American Road Trip Talk: Heather Hausmann: Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial

    By Foster Braun

    Click here to listen… Click here to download… In the rough and tumble days of the late 1800’s, the little town of Sidney, Nebraska was an important military and commercial outpost on the railroad lines that were becoming the arteries of American expansion. It was indeed the Wild West, populated by such colorful characters as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane and earned the moniker, Toughest Town on the Tracks. In 2017 what was once called Sinful Sidney is celebrating its Sesquicentennial ( that’s
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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– James Schulte: Toy Treasure Trove

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- James Schulte: Toy Treasure Trove Click here to listen... Click here to download... Nothing brings back the wonderful moments of our childhood like seeing our favorite toy, whether it was a classic Barbie doll or one of the original GI Joe's. The city of Wheeling, W.Va is home to a treasure trove of those great memories all collected in Millers Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum. Alan Miller and his son assembled toys dating from the 1890's along with a

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

Palmantier's Motel

This is a first for me. I'm trying to get information on the history of the Palmantier's Motel. Anyone know anything about it? We're now open for business! We have nightly and weekly efficiency rooms. They're huge rooms. We fell in love with the place at the action and just had to have it. So now we're the proud new owners. We are a family owned and operated business. Mom and Pop Motel also my son helps run the place. We're very interested in the history. The house that came with it sits on the

RainiePalmantier

RainiePalmantier

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ann King: Virtual Route 66

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Ann King: Virtual Route 66 Click here to listen... Click here to download...     Some call it The Mother Route 66, others America's Main Street. Bobby Troup encouraged a footloose, post-war America to "Getyour kicks on Route 66". But until now no one has ever created a way for people to enjoy this great highway without ever driving a mile on it. I'm talking about a Virtual Tour ofRoute 66. In 2010 three graduate students, Ann King, Tina Lai and Marc Meye

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Joann Sasse Givens: Lincoln Remembered Weekend

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- JoAnn Sasse Givens: Lincoln Remembered Weekend Click here to listen... Click here to download... Abraham Lincoln, one of America's greatest presidents, spent much of his early political career in the old state capitol in Vandalia, Illinois. So it's fitting that the Vandalia would be the site for the "Lincoln Remembered" Weekend. Feb. 11th and 12 Vandalia is going to be the focus of multiple historical anniversaries including the remembrance of Lincoln's

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Wayne Bronner: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Wayne Bronner: Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland Click here to listen... Click here to download...   Over 50 years ago a man named Wally Bronner, the son of German immigrants, bucked family tradition and opened Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland, a Christmas store that has become a holiday landmark throughout the Midwest. In this edition of the American Road Triptalk, you'll meet Wayne Bronner, the founder's son, and learn how Wally's dream grew into a Christma

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Rick Jones: Pancake Challenge

American Road Trip Talk (podcast) Rick Jones: Pancake Challenge Click here to listen... Click here to download     It might not look like much but only 18 people in the last 25 years have been able to down a plate of pancakes like this in 30 minutes or less. I interviewed Rick Jones, the owner of the Seiad Valley Cafe which sits near the middle of State Hwy 96 that winds its way from Yreka, CA on the southeast to O'Brien, OR. on the northwest. It is one of the few places that still reme

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Sharon Tesch: Super-sized Santa

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Sharon Tesch: Super-Sized Santa Click here to listen... Click here to download...   The little village of Christmas, Michigan was built on a dream in the 1930's that was almost wiped out by fire. But the spirit of Christmas is alive and well on the shores of Lake Superior and is home to the world's tallest Santa Claus. My guest Sharon Tesch is the proprietor of Santa's Workshop where Christmas reigns all year 'round. We will be talking about the histor

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Cat Bonciu: Buchanan Tavern

American Road Trip Talk (podcast) - Cat Bonciu: Buchanan Tavern Click here to listen Click here to download   Leave it to an American immigrant to give President James Buchanan his due. Catalin Bonciu is the proprietor of the Buchanan Pub and Hotel in Mercersberg, Pennsylvania along Highway 16. This is part of the Buchanan Trail highlighted in our fall 2010 edition of the American Road Magazine. Cat bought the historic building that once belonged to James Buchanan's father and lovingly

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Ann Wescott: Cave Caroling

American Road Trip Talk (podcast) - Ann Wescott: Cave Caroling Click here to listen... Click here to download     It is one of the most unique Christmas events on the American Road. Imagine the songs of the season echoing through Mother Nature's concert hall...underground. That is exactly what is going on from Dec. 3 through the 5th at The Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark in southwest Wisconsin. Ann Wescott from the Cave of the Mounds joins me to talk about the concert expe

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)- Rosslyn Schulz: Bowl Plaza

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Rosslyn Schulz: Bowl Plaza Click here to listen Click here to download   The drawing above is the architect's vision of a unique restroom behind the Grassroots Arts Center in Lucas, Kansas. Our guest Rosslyn Schulz, who is the Executive Director of the Center, shared about the loving and artful details that are going into this project which should be complete in the spring of 2011. You can find more about themany facets of the project by visiting their

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Jay Allen: Lincoln Highway Mosaics

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Jay Allen: Painting the Town Click here to listen... Click here to download…       The picture above is one of 43 murals created by Jay Allen our guest on this week's American Road Trip Talk. Jay's sign painting company, Shaw Craft Signs collaborated with renowned muralist Bill Hueg to produce these historic gems in Illinois cities under a grant obtained by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. During our interview Jay will give you the full history o

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Abe Clymer: Honest Abe

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Abe Clymer: Honest Abe Click here to listen... Click here to download... This week's guest pictured above with his model is Lewis "Abe" Clymer of Vandalia, Il. Truth is that Lewis, or "Abe" as everyone has known him for more than the last half century, is the spitting image of Abraham Lincoln and learned at an early age to put it to good use. He is a Lincoln interpreter and you can find out more about him in the National Road column of the Autumn 20

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Biggest, Tinniest, Biggest Collection

American Road Trip Talk (podcast): Erika Nelson. Think Big! Click here to listen... Click here to download...     This podcast is sponsored by the City of Joliet, IL who want you to include their Festival of Trees from Nov. 22-28, 2010 on your holiday itinerary.   Hi, it's good to be back with our American Road Podcasts, conversations with authors, fellow travelers and interesting people we meet along the way. My name is Foster Braun and I have had the pleasure of doing these intervie

Foster Braun

Foster Braun

The Driskill—austin, Texas

I took a quick business trip last month to Austin, Texas. The trip was so short that I had absolutely no time for playing tourist. However, I stayed at a beautiful historic hotel: the Driskill. (I figured that I needed to see something of historic interest while I was in Austin!).   The Driskill was built in 1886 and is listed as one of the Historic Hotels of America. You may read a bit about the history here: http://www.driskillhotel.com/about-texas-hotel.php. An historic time line may be fou

beckyrepp

beckyrepp

Traveling With A Pet

If you travel with your pets, as we do, you would appreciate a resource to identify nearby veterinary services in case of an emergency. I found this great website providing a way to search for accredited veterinarian hospitals on your travel route.   http://www.healthypet.com/RelocationAndTravel/TripPlanner.aspx   I hope it is helpful!

beckyrepp

beckyrepp

Trip To Colorado

I took a fast, but fun, trip to Northeast Colorado on business almost two weeks ago. I stayed in Greeley. I had a little time to explore--not nearly enough. Greeley has some wonderful attractions: The Centennial Village (you can take a virtual tour here: http://www.greeleygov.com/Museums/centennialvillage.aspx), the Greeley Freight Station Museum (http://www.gfsm.org/), and a fun little drive-in with great food: JB's.

beckyrepp

beckyrepp

A Refreshing Idea For Turkey In The Summer

Hello everyone and Happy Fourth of July Well today it is raining up here on the Hill, but I still have grille cooking on my mind. A couple of weeks back I had friends over for dinner and came up with a refreshing idea for grilling the turkey breast. During the holidays, one of our local grocery stores had cut up turkey breast fillets and wrapped them in bacon to sell in packs. They make cooking turkey simple and very easy without the mess. I had bought quite a bit of these breasts and put al

roadwarriorvet

roadwarriorvet

Trip To Illinois On The Lincoln Highway

I traveled to Illinois in June. It was a quick business trip. But, I did have an opportunity to meet the great staff of the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition: Bonnie Heimbach (Executive Director) and two of her staff (Mary Jo and Sue). You may stop in and visit them at 200 South State Street; Belvidere, Illinois 61008.   If you're traveling the Lincoln Highway in Illinois this summer, be sure to download their trip itinerary: http://www.americanroadmagazine.com/docs/itineraries/IllinoisLHCoal

beckyrepp

beckyrepp

Introduction

Hello. Tho I am new to this media, blogging, I am not new to American Road. I've been around since the beginning. I do have a road trip web site, but decided to give this blog a try to post my rather infrequent road trips in the Memphis, TN, area.   Being nearly 73 years old I'm old enough to remember the good old days of 2-lane road travel. Indeed, I went with my folks in the late 40's and early 50's on several trips from southern Maine to the Dayton, Ohio, area to visit friends and relatives

Spring 2010 Issue Is A Sell-out Success!

The Spring 2010 issue is sold out. Only a few autographed copies remain. You may still find copies at bookstores & newsstands (see a partial list at: http://americanroadmagazine.com/docs/bookstore.pdf). You may also find copies at independent outlets including: Cozy Dog, Munger Moss, Arizona Route 66 Museum, Afton Station, and the Mother Road Museum.

beckyrepp

beckyrepp

A Museum With History That Should Never Be Forgotten

Hello everyone!! As the weather gets nicer, more the public will be out and about on the road, enjoying the sunshine, fresh air, road trips, and all the unique places the US has throughout its road systems. This country's interstate system is one that can anyone with a vehicle or motorcycle just about anywhere, and if the interstate does not go directly to that place, there are many, many roads and old highways that can get us to where we need to go. In the Midwest there are so many different

roadwarriorvet

roadwarriorvet

Wi Yellowstone Trail Menomonee Falls To Oshkosh

On the way home from the Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism I decided to take the Yellowstone Trail home since it was a beautiful spring day. I placed a bunch of photos in the gallery from along the way- however the photos are reversed so they start near Waupaca and end in Germantown.   WI Yellowstone Gallery   Here is a handy guide for the Yellowstone Trail- Online WI Yellowstone Guide

WisHxGeek

WisHxGeek

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