To all my faithful readers out there, I apologize for the delay in posting this. Between server troubles and a lack of internet access, this post has been re-written over 5 times. Argh! But I won’t let that get me down.
The fun continues in the Keystone State for this post! I was in this section of Pennsylvania for about ten days and did two shows, and I have to say I loved my time in this part of the state too. What also made this part of the journey so wonderful for me was all of the great support that I got from local Lincoln Highway enthusiasts. After my short time there, I feel I can now call them good friends, which is the best gift anyone can have.
One of these people is author and local history buff Jennifer Sopko, who not only wrote a wonderful article about me for the Latrobe bulletin but she also talked about our day out and about in Westmoreland County on her website. Click here to read that post. I won’t replicate all of what she wrote, but I will definitely include a few pictures of our adventure below. She mentions Louise with Westmoreland Heritage, who is another valuable resource for the area. Do check out her website if you plan to explore this part of state.
I actually did two performances in this area, one in Ligonier at the Town Hall (an amazing place to perform), and the other was for the Lincoln Highway Festival in Latrobe which were both fantastic performances. The new Lincoln Highway Experience museum is a must see for any Lincoln Highway fan, so plan to make a stop if you are driving in the area.
After staying in Greensburg, I then went to Pittsburgh for several days to get caught up on all of the wonderful things I had seen so far on this journey. I had the honor of not only having lunch with Jennifer but also with two great Lincoln Highway giants: Brian Butko (one of the foremost experts on the road) and Rick Sebak (Producer of the show “A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway“). I did some more Lincoln Highway exploring and all in all took stock on this great part of the trip.
Now, without further ado, here’s some photos from this part of the tour. Enjoy the pictures, and I’ll be posting about my time in Ohio very soon!
Jennifer Sopko says
Thanks for the shout-out Cece! :-D I had a lot of fun on our Saturday adventure along the LH and our luncheon with Brian and Rick. I hope to blog about the rest of our trip soon. I am glad you enjoyed your time in this part of Pennsylvania and I hope the remainder of your trip west is enjoyable and safe. I am looking forward to your posts! Please come back to PA soon! I love your great pictures in this post! Also…. I can’t believe somebody stole Abe Lincoln! What the heck?!
Anytime Jennifer! I had a blast hanging out with you, and I look forward to reading your future posts as well. I too can’t believe someone stole that statue in Wilkinsburg. Are people that bored in that suburb, or maybe they have an unhealthy obsession with Abe?? I guess we’ll never know, but I’m glad that he’s back for everyone to enjoy!