|568 miles roundtrip|
The ride up was fairly uneventful,with some stops for food and gas.Once one gets off the highway,the scenery is really nice.We saw some deer in the woods alongside the highway
Riding on 219N North to Bradford is a scenic ride and I recommend everyone add it to their motorcycling trip wish list.It isn't really twisty,but it is a nice ride.Along the way,we passed a pet cemetery,complete with headstones.I didn't get a picture,but it was a definitely an interesting sight.
This is roughly the route we took,the beginning leg of the trip,we avoided the PATP but on the way home,in the interest of time,we took the Turnpike.We got home around 730p and with the stopping for breaks,gas,food, and the museum visit,it was about 13 and a half hours,568 miles round trip.
|My 2003 Honda Shadow parked out in front of the museum|
|Click for the history of the Zippo car|
Turn right and you will head into a history buff's mecca of Zippo history of ad posters,and antique Zippos.There is entire sections of vintage posters of yesteryear.There is a section dedicated Zippos used in war,including lighters that have saved a soldier's life by taking the bullet.There is a section dedicated to movies that Zippo has starred in such as Die Hard,JFK,many many more,and more recently,the hit TV show The Walking Dead .
|Carl saves the day with a trusty Zippo on The Walking Dead|
|Motley Crue Special Edition Lighters|
|Music of all genres have been immortalized on the Zippo.|
|Sculpture by Ce'sar for the Grand Opening in July 1997|
|It's a must visit place on any motorcyclists trip|
|There was no internet for ad campaigns.Eye catching posters were important.|
|Ronson cigarette holder and lighter|
|Zippo starred in many movies|
|There is also a large Case Knives collection|
|A quality,American made product|
|This ad is on the wall in the living room of my house.|
|The Zippo that came home with me|
|2012 Authentic Zippo Lighter|
That is my blog about the Zippo Museum in Bradford PA.I'll leave you with a couple of videos from my visit.
This is a longer,more in depth vlog about what you'll see at the museum.There is much more to see then what is in this video.