Traveling the Lincoln Highway and Finding Old Americana
That was a fun week out on the road, it was really great finding new places to play and explore. We are really thankful to be able to do this. Stop one, we got into Hudson New York – playing at a place called “American Glory BBQ” – Our good friend Sandy McKnight – a great accomplished songwriter stopped by and hung out with us for a while.
That night was spent at the wonderful Pennsylvania Highway Rest Stop. Maybelle is our newest member of the Adela & Jude family – (she’s our minivan) – she’s outfitted with a comfy mattress and Jude has sewn up some privacy curtains – she’s completely stealth and she made the 1500 mile run – with no problems! We felt sad that we had to retire our previous travel pal, Rosie… but she was seriously needing a rest from three years of road work. So, when we are in town, look for the slick black Minivan, with the bullhorns on the front.
We rolled into Kingston the next day. We had booked a show in this summer town right on a wide part of the Hudson river at Rondout Music Lounge. We got into town a bit early so we could explore and see the local haunts, checked out a really incredible antique store spoke with the owner, and when show time came around we had a great group of locals hanging out and listening to us. Then off for the trip to our next place, Suba in Harrisburg. One of our all time favorite show venues – a nice little upstairs tapas bar that is always home to an appreciative crowd.
We stay at a motel about every three days on the road to save money and we found a great place; The “Kenmar” outside of Harrisburg, and found this really classic 1960’s era motel off the highway in a small farming town. Driving back after the show – the Kenmar glows with end to end neon pink glow -Not many old school – perfectly kept places like this around anymore – and it’s for sale.
Our real adentures started here in the Mid-Pen region, as we jumped on the Lincoln Highway – one of America’a oldest motor touring highways – It was a major undertaking when people took there 1920’s model T, or Newer model A out on the highway, and even cruising in our 2004 Minivan. The road rises to almost 3,000 feet into the Allegeny mountains. The fog was thick and the rain was coming down as we climbed thru the mountains, and finally coming down into the Laurel Highlands, we found some really great places.
Well tell you more on the next installment.
Love to all. Adela & Jude