When you drive south on 88 from Finleyville and the road makes a T with Route 837, you’re already in New Eagle, PA. You turn right, heading South. When you get toward the center of New Eagle, the road (let’s call it “88/837”) bears to the left, and then straightens out parallel to the Monongahela River.
This morning we hope to be in Charleroi by 9 AM at the little bakery called Simply Baked on McKean Avenue (that’s what Route 88 North is called in Charleroi) but we’re a few minutes late. The shop’s owner and baker Adam Standard is rolling out dough in the front window when we pull up and park.
We started late today, leaving WQED around 2:30 PM, heading for 4th Street BBQ in Charleroi, knowing that we would have some time to get some shots we needed. Our first stop was in Castle Shannon to get a shot of Feller’s Garage that we hoped would kick off our list of cool old gas stations all along Route 88.
I’m re-learning some of my blogging skills. And I was lamenting that I should post something about all of our 6 or 7 production days on NEBBY so far, and Frank Caloiero my cameraman (and often honorary co-producer) on these programs said, “Just get today done, and you can worry about past working days later.”
OK. So here we go.
Yikes. It’s going to happen. Seven (7!) NEBBY Programs.
When you create a Kickstarter campaign, the whole thing is usually a fantasy. You don’t know if you’ll make your goal, so you don’t do a lot of prep work. You fantasize. What would I like to make if I had the bucks? That’s what I did when I put together the Rickstarter.org pages.
Then, thanks to you, we made our goal and surpassed it. $142,777.