Over the past couple of months we have spoken at many libraries all over Ohio. The audiences have been incredible. We have had standing-room only at several of the speeches and even a few where so many people showed up that some had to be turned away since there was just not enough room.
The picture is a full-house at Burton Public Library in Burton, Ohio where the library staff, aware of the crowds in other towns, wisely instituted a ticket system for admission. The tickets were free, but folks that wanted to attend my speech had to go to the library circulation desk to pickup their tickets. When every seat in the room was filled, they stopped issuing tickets. It worked very well and saved some folks the aggravation of coming to the library and finding they could not get in.
Which brings me to this.
I have been getting questions over the last few months from viewers, “Why haven’t you been to my community library?” The answer is I probably have not been invited.
If you are interested in having me speak at your community library do this: Find out who schedules programs at your library and suggest to them that the library should invite me to do a book presentation. Have the library contact me at Neilzurcher@gmail.com or they can contact Gray and Company, publishers at 1588 E. 40th Street., Cleveland, Ohio 44103, and we can give them all the details on how to arrange for me to speak at your library. We do have some dates open between now and November 15th
I may be done at Fox 8, but I will still be posting some “classic” One Tank Trips here on my blog and perhaps talking about new chapters to some of my other books, “Ohio Oddities” or “Strange Tales From Ohio” I might even have to add some new chapters to my memoir, “Tales From The Road”. Stay tuned.
This was my last One Tank Trip that I did for Fox 8 TV’s New Day Cleveland Show on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. After 54 years associated with Fox 8 TV I am finally retiring. I wanted to go out with something exciting and so we went to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk to take part in their Wednesday Night Fun Night. I got to take my One Tank Trips car, a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, on the track and “put the pedal to the metal” to see just how fast it would really go. Let’s just say I didn’t break any land speed records, but it was a real blast.
This week we take a cruise on the Sandpiper, Toledo, Ohio’s only riverfront cruise boat. Built in the 1980’s the ship, modeled on the canal boats that once cruised the nearby Miami and Erie Canal, the cruise boat makes several trips each week either up the Maumee River past luxurious home or downriver past the skyline of Toledo and under the bridges leading to Lake Erie. This is how the story appeared this week on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland. By the way, you can now find our new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” not only on line here, but at major bookstores as well as Acme Markets and Discount Drug Stores.
This week’s Classic One Tank Trip heads to Michigan and to a unique museum who’s motto is, “History Flys” We take a flight in a real WWII B-17, piloted by a retired Major General in the US Air Force. I hope you will come along. If you enjoy our Classic One Tank Trips, please subscribe. It’s free and it means each time we post a new trip you will be automatically notified. Also, don’t forget, my new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” is now available in book stores, on Amazon or you can also order it on this page.
Our Classic One Tank Trip this week takes us underwater with a dive team from Port Clinton Ohio. We explore the remains of a ship that went down over a 100 years ago near Kelly’s Island. Its just one of the hundreds of ship wrecks that litter the floor of Lake Erie. Scuba diving on some of these ship wrecks has become popular sport and activity in the last several years. Take a look with us as we go beneath the surface of Lake Erie.
This week we head southeast to Barnesville, Ohio to visit not only the biggest longhorn cattle ranch in Ohio but the whole eastern US. The best part is that you can tour the ranch too. We also stop at one of my favorite eating spots in southeast Ohio, Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville. So saddle up and join us on this week’s One Tank Trip
Kennywood Amusement Park is near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Its been around for over a century and mixes many historic rides with new thrills and adventures. When I made this visit several years ago they had just released one of the tallest chair drop rides in the world. Don’t forget that the new book “The Best of One Tank Trips” is now available in bookstores and other shops or can be ordered online here on www.OneTankTrips.com