Old Lincoln Highway

It wasn't far outside of Philadelphia that I started messing with my iPhone apps that tip me off to weird roadside attractions. Most of them we never visit, but it makes a fine diversion to read about the man with the collection of 23,000 elephant items in the next town over. Once in a while, we do find one that inspires us and it always adds to the adventure. This time, I noticed as we were cruising west-bound on the interstate, that a number of odd statues of the "world's largest teapot" type were showing up on a smaller, parallel highway just to the north. Knowing we had the luxury of time, for once, I said, hey, let's drive on that road.

Once we got there, I caught sight of a sign that read "Old Lincoln Highway". A quick Wikipedia search (thank you 3G iPad) and I was delighted to learn that we were on the nation's oldest coast-to coast road. Developed in the early 1900's, it ran from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. Cool. The route takes a lot of twists and turns, but we have been following it on and off for days now. We don't go too terribly fast in the motorhome anyway so we don't lose too much time taking back roads. We have enjoyed seeing countless small towns, houses, shops, and giant roadside statues, of course.

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