As a young man from a low-income family I learned from an early age that if you break it, and can’t fix it, you go without. I guess this is where I get my smarts from. I was never afraid to take things apart and see how they work, repair, change them, etc. My girlfriend even purchased me a shirt that says, “I void warranties”. I don’t know about that. I will admit, I have never run across much that I cannot fix if it ain’t broken. Anyway, what am I getting at here? Well all of this leads me to my love of machines and my trip to Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steamtown is a Technology Museum and a History Museum combined into
As some of you know, I am the guitarist for the band Wendy Owens and Renegade. We are a fairly successful band with 12 song CD out and have shared the stage with Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, and Dierks Bentley. This year we put away roughly 57+ shows all over New York and Pennsylvania. One particular venue we play a 4 night stand is called “The Winner Circle Saloon” in Hershey, PA. When we are there they put us up in a hotel for the 4 nights. Each night we play a 4 hour show and then we are done. For the rest of the time, there really isn’t much going on, so we have to get creative. This past round in August was our one year anniversary playing there. Now Hershey is a pretty happening place with plenty of stuff to do…but having spent 24 days there, we have started running out of easy options. There are just so many restaurants and malls you can visit. There is Hershey Park but we are musicians and the park is quite expensive. In our travels there I have passed by this place with a cool old bus and car out front but I had no idea what it was. So bored in my room, I hopped on Google Maps and tracked down the bus and car to find out that it was the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. You can find out more about this great place by following the links at the end of my article. Let’s check it out!