Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Rollin' on the Lincoln Highway
Annual Iowa tradition RAGBRAI--who in their right mind rides a bicycle across Iowa in July!?--rolls through my hometown today on what's left of the Lincoln Highway (I feel like I've just outed myself...). When the Favre did they get a website?? I tried to make one in 1995, with clippings from the library, and no one was interested...
I've been homesick lately, but most of the people I miss have been dead for years, and when I read news I don't recognize the names--I'm sure they're related to someone I do know, because who in their right mind moves to towns with no stoplights in the middle of nowhere without being related to someone there already??--so there's no point in taking a long weekend drive.
OTOH, I can always save up to drive the whole Lincoln Highway. I've lived in three towns it passes through, and driven on it in five states, but never across the whole continent. OTTH, I expect AlGore will have outlawed the ownership of internal combustion engines for anyone making less than a million dollars a year before I have enough money. Bah.
(Photo is of the Lincoln Highway marker in the formal rose garden. I tried to take photos of the Mr. Lincoln roses therein, but they didn't turn out too well.)