MVPA Lincoln Highway Convoy 2019
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I have been talking to historians at the
Eisenhower Library and came across this: the daily log of the 1919 trip.
If you don’t already have it, I thought your team may be interested in
this. Looks like a lot of breakdowns and curve balls back on the
There is more stuff on this link
We spent dinner and the night at the Veterans
Home in Iowa. The commandant sumed it up by saying, "A Veteran is
someone who at some time in his or hers life wrote a blank check made
payable to THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA for an amount up to and
including my life."
Blackhawk Helicopter 240 Hotel (machine guns)
Sabra said if I bring one home we need a bigger barn.
Look who came out to see us!
"Convoy Iwo Jima". Mutt that got sandwiched earlier. We don't need no
stinken frame machine. Sabras driving over the Great Mississippi...
We're at Cantigney Museum.
(Near Joliet, Illinois.)Great Museum. They supplied lunch and
filled all our fuel tanks (no charge)
The Tide and First Gear waits for no one
Rest day at Wooster Ohio. Fixing green Iron and doing laundry
The hospitality has been incredible. We wave to thousands of people
daily. Can't buy a meal. The whole town of East Palistine turned out
to feed, water (adult beverages) free camping, dinner, lunches for next
day, breakfast ,showers, gift bags and the list goes on...
On the trailer is a 1918 Dodge (the first model that they originally
used on the 1919 convoy.) The grade of 16% and 100 degree temps
overheated the old girl. But she'll be ready to go tomorrow
Here is a link to a new one I just shot on a civil war reenactment in Duncan Mills, CA. Feel free to share with anyone.
Went to a BBQ near Gettysburg and 5 tanks were doing a hot lap!
Drove 350 miles today. Now we're at camp on a Great river (nearest town
Ottisville, New York. ) 199 miles from 1st gear of the convoy...
In Massachusetts heading to York Pennsylvania Spent a week in Maine.
Kayaking, ate a lot of Lobster, New England Baked beans at the Grange,,
ice cream social, and made a bunch of friends. Memphis Equip. Treated
us right. Overnighted us a coil. OHM METER read 11.5 ohms should be 4.5
and didn't work. Sent a replacement NOS next day air. No Charge and
don't bother sending the bad one back...
We made it to Maine. Camped at Owls Head. Had lobster tacos for lunch
Found this mine sweeper in Maine. (Owls Head) Fiberglass hull with armored plate above the waterline
We're in Indiana. Have been on back roads for the last week. Running
good. Hot in the Ambulance, so Sabra and Jeep are sharing the Iceman
(pumps ice water onto a cooling pad)
Now that we're running better we were able to get away from I 80, and KOA's
We're in Pendelton Oregon, COWBOY COUNTRY! Ambulance running good! Expect more photos... MVPA Lincoln Highway Convoy 2019.Dan and Sabra S.
Cool, I'm at Mt. Konocti Lookout. Helping some friends.
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