Because I had done all my Tuesday stuff on Monday, got up Tuesday with nothing to do. Decided to scooter to Ft Wayne to the "Sweetwater" store. So I just let the GPS decide which way to go sans interstate highways.
Going up, went through Sydney using Ohio 235 and US 33. Best event on way up was stopping for leg stretching at Kaiser Lake and lo and behold at the rest area were two Bergman's and a Helix. As scooter owners are want to do, conversation is bound to happen. Three guys that have scooted together for many years. Great conversation and invitation from them to weekly gathering at McDee's. I will try to hook up again.
If you enjoy super elaborate music stores, in line with Guitar Center Super Stores, except "Sweetwater" is a one of a kind unique.
Everything from $5000 mics and all the latest speakers and amps, musical instruments from guitars to trombones, to actual working recording studios and performance venues and food court.
After a couple hours at the store, headed back home, using the old GPS roll of the dice.
Since I wanted to go to the Kewpee in Lima for dinner, I had to GPS to Lima and then to Enon from Lima because one hop would not take me through Lima. Well, let me say, I was not disappointed.
From Ft Wayne to Lima took me through Van Wert and Delphos.
But before talking about Van Wert, let me give you guys the GPS route. Sometimes it is fun to not know where you are going, because I would have never picked this route on a map.
Out of FW on 309 E to 65 S. After 15 or so miles onto Logan County 23 for a dozen miles or so, over on 30 for three miles and then on to LC 34 for another 15 miles. For the 40 miles on the two county "2 lane" roads. Amazing Ohio farmland with corn above my head allowing the road to feel like a tunnel. I saw 2 other vehicles. One at start and another at finish.
Then into the west side of Van Wert past Eaton. All I got to say about that is, stupendous court house in Van Wert -
As I was passing by, a white haired guy crossed the street right beside me going slowly by. I did what I would always do- nod my helmet and grunt "hey! dude".
Going around the block to come back with camera in hand, I notice the white haired dude was saying I should really make a point to come back befor 4pm to see the rotunda from the inside that had just been restored to original.
Ends up, he was the Most High and Exalted Mayor of Van Wert, Jerry Mazur. Well, I explain I had driven up from Enon on my scooter and loved the look of the court house. The scooter is one of my bucket list things in my later years.
He explained that NARCOA was one of his bucket list things.
I had no idea. (North American RailCar Operators Association). I have been reading up about it and I still can't believe it. He showed me photos in his phone on excursions with a bunch of those little railcars lined up together.
On to Lima for Kewpee burgers.
I know what they say, and they really do taste like the Windy's Burgers from 30 years ago. So I don't know if Dave stole the idea, bought the recipe or what. I just know I like Kewpee more the present day Windy's.
Finally from Lima to New Carlisle and an un-real moon rise with the temp just perfect for riding.
Alll in all, a very wonderful day and 300+ miles.