Our trip this week is a repeat of a story we did a couple of years ago. A good friend, former US Senator, Ohio Governor, Cleveland Mayor, George Voinovich, agreed to join us as we filmed a One Tank Trips to Marietta, Ohio. George, his wife, Janet and two of their Granddaughters met us for a day-long tour of the riverboat city. As you probably are aware, Senator Voinovich passed away this month. This was our tribute to a man who did so much for Ohio tourism and was a friend.
My new book, The Best of One Tank Trips, finally arrives from the printer today. That means all you folks who have pre-ordered copies will get your autographed books in the mail very soon. Thanks for your patience. And if you haven’t ordered a copy yet, you still have a chance to pre-order and receive an autographed copy.
The book will debut this Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland (near Shaker Square). I’ll be signing books (along with many other local authors) at their annual Author Alley event.
“The Best of One Tank Trips” is also coming soon to other Northeast Ohio bookstores and Discount Drug Mart locations. It might take a few days to a week or so before you’ll find it in stores.
Would you believe there is a place you can learn to skydive indoors? It was just one of the attractions that we discovered in Dollywood, Tennessee. When we took our longest ever One Tank Trip all the way to the Great Smokey Mountains. Come with us as we revisit one of my all time favorite One Tank Trips.
There is something very new at Geneva-on-the-Lake this summer. An “Urban” Zip Line that is part of the Adventure Zone amusement area on the edge of the lake shore village. We also take a look at one of the oldest attractions in town, the mini-golf course that has been around over ninety years! Take a look at this week’s One Tank Trip and remember, you can read all about great attractions like this in my new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips”. You can pre-order the book elsewhere on this page.
Here’s a chapter from my new book, The Best of One Tank Trips, which will be released at the end of this month …
Cars and Trucks of the Past
Bowling Green, Woodville
If you have ever dreamed of again owning the first car you ever drove or if you just like classic automobiles or racing cars, this One Tank Trip is for you.
The destination: one of Ohio’s finest privately-owned auto museums.
Snook’s Dream Cars is housed in a museum with the entryway disguised as a head-turning replica of a 1940s-era Texaco Service Station, complete with glass-top gasoline pumps. The display of 30-plus classic automobiles is the private collection of Bill and Jeff Snook, a father-and-son team that started restoring cars back in 1963, when Bill Snook helped his son Jeff to restore a 1929 Model “A” Ford. It became Jeff’s transportation when he turned 16.
Lake Sippo is a favorite fishing spot for people in Stark County but it offers a whole lot more as we see in this weeks Classic One Tank Trip. We also meet a family who claims their ancestors invented not only the hamburger but also the waffle ice cream cone. Take a look at this weeks Classic One Tank Trip.
Our Classic One Tank Trip this week is to Johnstown Pennsylvania, where we get a look at the Johnstown Flood Museum, the only flood museum in the world. We also take a ride a quarter of a mile into the Earth to see what coal mining was like.