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This issue of American RoadŽ is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
We start with 'Wonderland Way', a feature that traces a 1921 scenic route set against the shores of the Ohio River. Underground caverns, Lincoln logs, Santa Claus, and a New Albany art club named for the route are parts of its watercolor composition. So are 'Peggy' a horse turned into a Model T with wings, the nine turns up Corydon Hill, and an iron bridge to yesterday called the Triple Whipple. So pack the kids and wake the Dormouse: The Wonderland Way may be the most scenic early auto trail winding through the Midwest.
Jillian Gurney deals with the rabbits, and in a timely fashion, too. You'll find her tribute to six larger-than-life, long-eared leapers in 'Hopping the Hippety Highway' an article to appreciate while snuggling your own road bunny.
'Alice in Postcard Land' reinterprets the tale told by Lewis Carroll as notes from the road, while our road departments delve deeper into the Tulgey Wood. We look for big, blue caterpillars at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House off US 40 and stop for tea along Route 66. On the Old Spanish Trail, we meet a president who is a tree.
It's all great fun, as a gryphon might say especially one wearing a plumage of ticklish spring feathers.
Find yourself a rabbit hole this spring. Squeeze through your chassis and explore. And never surrender one tick-tock of the clock without appreciating the wonder of this world.
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