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Pollywog Holler A Real Eco-Friendly Inn In The Woods

Pollywog Holler in Western New York State was our One Tank Trip about 25 years ago. The location has become a fixture in my speeches over the years. After the story was televised I started getting letters from folks who had taken my advice and booked a weekend at Pollywog Holler. Most had a great time and enjoyed the cabin, the sauna and even the sculptures in the woods. But, there was one couple that apparently did not listen closely to what I said on television about there being no electricity or running water. I usually repeat their letter of complaint at my talks, especially the part where they are outraged that I did not better explain that “non-electric and primitive” means no lights and no flush toilets.”
Sadly, Bill Castle, the founder or Pollywog Holler and sometimes sculptor, passed away earlier this year. I understand his family is continuing the operation of the rustic inn and have even added new events. Check their website in the segment for the latest prices and things to do.
Remember, If you are looking for other interesting things to do this year get a copy of my new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” You can order an autographed copy on this page.

A Trip To Cedar Point

Our Classic One Tank Trip this week goes back to 1995 when we visited Cedar Point on Sandusky Bay to celebrate their 125th Anniversary. A lot of the attractions have changed since that visit 22 years ago, but I think its worth a look for all the historical video that was included like the swing ride that used to be right in the lake.
Cedar Point, as you probably know is still going strong and you still have a few weeks to visit before the summer ends and make your own memories.

Some Family Things To Do In Toledo, Ohio

It’s the weekend and you want a short One Tank Trip with something to do. How about heading west to Toledo, Ohio?
We have a couple of suggestions to get acquainted with this town at the western end of Lake Erie. There is a cruise boat built to look like the canal boats that used to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio River. It’s called the “Sandpiper” and has been giving cruises of the Toledo waterfront for over three decades. There is also the Toledo Fire Museum which is operated by members of the Toledo Fire Department. It’s not only educational, but a lot of fun for kids. Even big kids who still fantasize about being a firemen.
By the way, if you are looking for more ideas this summer, don’t forget my new book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” is now available for order on this page.

Americas Oldest Peanut Butter Company Is A Buckeye

If you dont have Arachibutyrophobia, then you will love this weeks Classic One Tank Trip.

Arachibutyrophobia is the scientific name of the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Americas oldest peanut butter company lives in Columbus Ohio, The Krema Nut Company. The factory has a store that sells all the products they make, include nuts and candy and believe it or not they will make you a peanut butter and jelly milkshake.

Krema Peanut Butter a fun trip and a tasty one too.

If you are looking for other fun trips be sure to buy a copy of the new book “The Best Of One Tank Trips” You can order an autographed copy on this page.

Sleep Aboard a Railroad Car

If you have someone who loves trains in your family we have a great suggestion this week. You can always find many things to do in Amish Country and for the train lover there is a motel still in operation that features rooms on board real railroad cars and caboooses. Our visit was several years ago and the motel has changed ownership, but we understand the railcar rooms are still there. It’s a great place for a One Tank Trip.
Don’t forget. If you are looking for ideas for this summer get a copy of my new book. “The Best of One Tank Trips”. You can order an autographed copy on this page.

Riding a Duck in Pittsburgh

There are many ways to look around Pittsburgh, Pa. From the incline railway up Mount Washington to one of my favorites, taking a tour on a WWII vintage amphibious vehicle known as a “Duck” or DUKW (Governmentese for Amphibeous utility vehicle) We took this fun journey through the streets and into the Ohio River in the early 2000’s but the ride is still going on and it is one of my favorite ways to see Pittsburgh.
If you are looking for other ideas for getaways this summer be sure to get a copy of my book, “The Best of One Tank Trips” You can order one on this page delivered to your door.

Medieval Times Comes To Northeast Ohio

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace has come again to Northeast Ohio, Saturdays and Sundays, July 8th through to August 13th, 2017.

Its your chance to go back in time and play like the Knights and Ladies of old. Each year is different, and you might want to check their website for what is on the program this year. Enjoy our visit in 2003 when I spent the afternoon as a disreputable friar. They have moved their location to Rock Creek, OH

If your looking for ideas for the summer, make sure to buy a copy of The Best of One Tank Trips, which you can order right from this page.