Ralph Melton- Lobster roll for breakfast? I like your style.
Wandering Jew - Thanks for the Portland recommendation but I don't really want to drive that far north.
Penn German Chef- San Antonio NM is a little out of my way (I-40). Have you ever been to Earl's in Gallup?
kaszeta- Parker's it is. I like the fact that it looks a little out in the middle of nowhere.
drummagick- I'm afraid I won't be getting that far north up into Idaho. Beautiful section of the country. Have you ever read the book "Blue Heaven" by C.J. Box. It really captures the essence of Northern Idaho and is a can't put down read.
buffetbuster- I love Pittsburgh! However, I've never been out to breakfast there. I've always tried to save my appetite for lunch at Fat Head's Saloon. Unfortunately, Pittsburgh will be well off my planned route (see below). One of these days I'll take a solo trip and try Jo-Jos.
Tentative BATS: States 10-13 YIKES!! I’ve been watching the price of gasoline with growing angst. For every 5 cent rise I figure it will cost me an additional $22 for the trip. Not a lot, but the price of gas has risen about a $0.75/gallon ($330 more) since I started thinking about this trip. New York:
If everything goes okay, I’ll be eating breakfast at a restaurant a friend is planning to buy in the near future. It will be in the Capital District region of NY and will have a full breakfast menu. I’ll revise this post with the name of the restaurant as soon as the deal is done. Pennsylvania:
I will probably take the NYS Thruway west from the Albany area so that I can visit some people in the Rochester. Going to Ohio will have me covering only about 45 miles of Pennsylvania. Not much space to find a good breakfast. The obvious place for me to look was Erie. The most interesting sounding spot I found on the internet is called the Sidewalk Café. Any other ideas? Ohio:
Since Michigan was to be after Ohio I wanted to find a place in Northwestern Ohio to stay and then have breakfast the following morning. I researched the Toledo-Sandusky area and found Lemmy’s Eatery in Huron. The alluring thing that attracts me to this place is that they have perch omelets. Sounds a little outside-the-box, but I’m willing to give it a try. Michigan:
I don’t want to travel too far north into Michigan so I set my sights on Ann Arbor. I may be mistaken about this, but I assume University towns have some very good breakfast establishments along with their numerous greasy pizza joints. At least, that was the case when I lived in Madison WI. There seemed to be a good number of places to choose from but Angelo’s got the best reviews.