We are packed and out of WQED by 11:00, but I’ve arranged for us to stop at the Heinz History Center for a few quick words of advice from Brian Butko, author of GREETINGS FROM THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. We pull into the little no-parking-anytime space in front of the big old ice-building, Brian comes down from his office, we do a quick interview and the sun comes out. We are late leaving, so Brian suggests we take the Ohio Turnpike if we want to get to the South Bend area by tonight. (See video of Rick’s interview with Brian.)
Bob says we’ve all brought too much stuff. The van is full. He says we can’t make any major purchases. No steerheads or furniture. No matter how tempted we might be.
Our first treats on the road are some big juicy ripe peaches that I got from my buddy Cathy Niederberger who makes an annual road trip to Virginia in August just to get these peaches at one certain market there. Jarrett and Bob agree that these are some sublime peaches.
(see video of Rick starting his journey on the Lincoln Highway from Goshen, Indiana.)