To correct a problem with my site, I had to restore a backup from Sunday. I’ll be reposting all three of the posts since then. Unfortunately, all of your lovely comments on those posts are lost.
I got my Pentax ME out last week to use it, to find that its meter wasn’t responding.
Fortunately, my Pentax Spotmatic F is still going stong. So I used that. I also got out my Nikon N90s and, just today, my Nikon N2000 for some work. I really like all of those cameras. The N2000 continues to surprise me by how pleasant it is.
Still, it feels very weird not to have a functioning K-mount body. Both my ME and KM need to go to Eric Hendrickson stat.
From 2011 to early 2013, a buddy of mine and I went on a mission: to find the finest fried chicken in Indiana. Thus was born the Indiana Fried Chicken Tour.
We visited restaurants famous for fried chicken across the state, though most of our stops were within shouting distance of Indianapolis. I blogged reviews of every restaurant’s chicken (and fixings) all along the way.
As I’ve been doing SEO work on the site I unearthed these old posts. I thought I’d share them again with you, because they were such fun.
Stop 1: Mississippi Belle — This soul-food restaurant on Indianapolis’s Eastside brings it out fast and hot.
Stop 2: Kountry Kitchen — Another Indianapolis soul-food restaurant, in a bit of a blighted neighborhood.
Stop 3: Kopper Kettle — We ventured just outside Indianapolis to this genteel restaurant, a throwback to a time gone by.
Stop 4: The Iron Skillet — Apparently genteel-throwback is a thing, as this Indianapolis restaurant carries a similar vibe.
Stop 5: MCL Restaurant and Bakery — This cafeteria serves all sorts of food but fried chicken is on the menu every day.
Stop 6: Marble’s Southern Cookery — Another soul-food restaurant, on the near Northwestside of Indianapolis.
Stop 7: Wagner’s Village Inn — Located in a southeast Indiana town that looks like a German postcard, this bar offered the finest chicken on the tour.
Stop 8: Hollyhock Hill — The last of the genteel-throwback restaurants, and probably my favorite. Located on the far Northside of Indianapolis.
Stop 9: Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles — Downtown in Indianapolis, Maxine’s will give you chicken without the waffles if you want.
Sadly, our tour ended after nine stops. My buddy and I had been co-workers, and when I moved on from the company, our contact dribbled out into nothing. And my doctor had me experiment with a gluten-free diet to try to solve a pesky health problem, which took fried chicken off my menu.
My sons and I continued our 2009 National Road/US 40 tour from Maryland into Pennsylvania and West Virginia. I’ve just freshened up those posts, adding a little detail and improving the photographs. Here are all of those posts:
- Addison Toll House — After the US government got out of the National Road business, it became a toll road. Here’s one of the toll houses, in Pennsylvania.
- This post is brought to you by the letter S — An S bridge on the road in Pennsylvania.
- A tour of Wheeling — We got a guided tour of downtown Wheeling, a National Road city.
- The Wheeling Suspension Bridge — I always swore I’d drive the bridge, and I finally did.
We intended to continue our trip across Ohio, but just as we entered the state we had an automobile accident that totaled my car. Fortunately, we were physically unharmed. Read about it here.
In 2009, my sons and I explored the National Road and US 40 across Maryland. The National Road was the nation’s first federally funded highway, and it connected Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. In the 20th century, the National Road became US 40, more or less.
I’ve updated my posts from this trip with refreshed photographs and some new details. Here are links to all of them.
- The National Road in Maryland — A preview of our trip along the road.
- Ellicott City — A very old town along the road.
- New Market — The antiques capital of Maryland.
- Antietam Creek bridges — Three bridges on and near the National Road that cross Antietam Creek.
- The Wilson Bridge — This big stone bridge is named for its builder, but it crosses Conococheague Creek.
- Abandoned 1930s National Road pavement — Curiously, a short stretch of old pavement was left behind when US 40 was widened and straightened.
- The view from Polish Mountain — A stunning landscape from the road’s original alignment.
- Three bridges over the Casselman River — One stone, one steel, and one concrete.
I’ve updated my review of the Argus Match-matic C3. It adds a clip-on light meter to the original C3, with a system for more easily setting exposure. I found it confusing, though. Read my updated review here.
This is the last of my updated reviews, in case you’re following along!