A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Good-bye Mr. Lincoln, it's been FUN

For the past two days we have been riding the Lincoln Highway.  Had nearly all to ourselves too. But when we left Nebraska and crossed into Wyoming, the Lincoln Highway ran out.  They went and plopped Interstate 80 right over it.  An hour or so later we pulled off into a rest area and here was the story of the Lincoln Highway.

A monument to Mr. Lincoln

He looks kind of grumpy to me.

This was inside and I thought it so cool.  Not only the coupe with the big wide white sidewalls, but the lady standing there with her fur jacket and hat.  This was fashion back then.  I have a lot of pictures of my aunt here and there and she most always was wearing a fur of some style and a hat also.

In the parking area I came across this interesting piece of history.

This fellow and I had been changing places on the highway for many miles.  He was from Washington and the hearse had Missouri plates on it.  I just imagined he picked it up after placing the winning bid on eBay.  Now what would you do with a hearse? 

"Hey Sinbad, wanna come out for a walk?"


biebkriebels said...

Funny stories and pictures you have for us again. Was there a body in that black car? His mother-in-law maybe?

Ms. Becky said...

Hmmm, being from the Land of Lincoln I didn't even know there was a Lincoln Highway. I like the monument to him though, nicely done. I really like that hearse too - how old was the guy driving it? Claire, a character in Six Feet Under, drove a hearse but she lived above a funeral home and that was the family business.
Sinbad is stepping tepidly on that snow - did he know what he was getting himself into when he was whining to go out? he's so adorable. be safe you guys.

Randy said...

Interesting sculpture. Love the shot of Sinbad.

TexWisGirl said...

snow cat!

the lincoln highway is pretty cool! abe is looking rough.

Jo's World said...

You'd look grumpy too if they had you encased in big rocks. I'm not crazy about a Head sticking up out of some concrete thing. If you can't afford the statue, maybe a plaque with an image and lots of words on it about the man.

Jo in MN

Carole M. said...

goodness; was snow to be expected still on this trip?

Janie said...

Thanks for the history lesson. I had no idea there was any sort of transcontinental highway back in 1913.
That statue of Lincoln is positively scary!