A Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

All of this is about a public TV project about one of America’s great roads, and we’re hoping you might enjoy reading about some of our behind-the-scenes work. I’m Rick Sebak, and I write most of the tales. Bob Lubomski is our cameraman. And Glenn Syska has been traveling with us recently. He made the video blog entries in 2008. Back in 2007, Jarrett Buba did all that. A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY first aired on PBS on October 29, 2008 at 8 PM. Check with your local PBS station to find out about repeat broadcasts. Or go for the DVD at www.shopwqed.org.

A Blog Along The Lincoln Highway header image 4

Entries from June 2008

Holding down the Fort!

June 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Friday morning we eat the freebie breakfast in the lobby of our motel. I ask Bob and Glenn if they would mind checking out the fabled Fort Cody souvenir stand here in North Platte. It’s right on the other side of the interstate. No objections. But first I want to finish my blog entry. Glenn […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

Reading the roadside.

June 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We leave the fort, drive a few blocks north to reconnect with Route 30 and turn left to head westward out of North Platte. Not a half mile down the road, I see a ramshackle used bookstore on the left, and Bob says “Look at this!” There’s a guy riding a gray horse westbound on […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

A quick stop in Medicine Bow

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

The speed limit in Nebraska on the interstate is 75. Whoosh! We breeze on into Wyoming, decide we can’t afford even a quick stop in Cheyenne, same excuse for not stopping again at the famous Tree in the Rock attraction in the median of I-80. We sail right by the Lincoln statue at my favorite […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

Lunch and some striking scenery

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

I remember reading once a long time ago, a good little essay in the Travel section of the New York Times. It was about the joys of a second visit. So much is new and exciting when you travel, but sometimes it’s good to go back to a place you’ve been before. A place you […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

Rest area critters

June 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The internet at this Holiday Inn Express is working this morning. The woman at the desk this morning smiles and says, “Oh we had some troubles, but everything’s working now.” Oh? And where’s the rude woman who treated me so gruffly last night? And who discovered and fixed the problem if there was no problem? […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

On gravel roads, several videos

June 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Sunday morning we leave Tooele around 10. At the gate to the Government’s Dugway Proving Ground, we get on gravel roads around 11:00. We say there’s a disaster a day on this trip. When we get to Fish Springs National Wildlife Preserve in the middle of nowhere Utah, our vehicle gives us another surprise. Jay […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

Call it Tooele. That’s 2-illa.

June 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After lunch in Green River, we keep zipping along, and soon we’re in Utah. The terrain changes drastically as we drive into Echo Canyon through the Wasatch Mountains. This is one of the passages that make you wish you had taken several classes in geology when you were in college. The rock formations, the colors, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

A good Tuesday.

June 18th, 2008 · No Comments

We awake in Carson City, Nevada.  We’re taking the Pioneer Branch of the Lincoln Highway around the Southern end of Lake Tahoe, and it’s extraordinary.  It’s stunning.  It’s cool and goofy. Bob got married in Stateline twenty years ago.  Now he says he wants to bring his wife back.  So many good memories.  Some gambling […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

A small bowl of mixed olives on the table.

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

I guess it’s our own Lincoln Highway tradition now: we celebrate getting to the Western Terminus by going out for a nice Italian dinner on Union Street. We had stumbled upon the restaurant called Capannina when we made our first cross-country trek last August, and Bob and I think we could try that again. So […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary

Where did we leave our hearts?

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s a beautiful morning in San Francisco. Bright and sunny. No fog. The folks at the Pacific Heights Inn always have morning coffee and a big box of good donuts in the little office there, so I decide to make that my breakfast. Bob and Glenn go off in search of something more healthy and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Road Diary