Well, I like to think George Bush would approve the efforts made to ensure my newest book, Route 66 Backroads, elevates the standard for titles that pay homage to that iconic highway. Time, and the number of copies sold will tell the tale after it hits the shelves next spring.
Now its on to the next major project, Ghost Towns of the Southwest. This is a book I have waited forty years to write.
It looks as though 2008 will be a busy one in regards to writing. There is the final edit for Route 66 Backroads, the new book, my role as a feature writer for Cars & Parts, occasional submissions to Old Cars Weekly and Hemmings Classic Car, and entries here at Route 66 Chronicles. Without meaning to I have turned writing into a second job. Now the challenge is to turn it into one that pays!
Meanwhile, here on old Route 66, the weather has taken a turn towards the cold side. We are still a long ways from the record cold of last January when temperatures dipped to near zero and our sewage was out at work necessitating the use of a port-a-john!
Just in time for winter, I figured out how to operate the heater in the old Adventurer. And as with the rest of the truck it works fine.
With recent rains I was able to put the old work horse to the test. To say the very least it earned its keep pulling trailers from the quagmire. This is sure a neat truck, I just wished for a little better fuel economy.
The Christmas season is upon us and as always it looks as though it will be a busy one. I hope in the rush of the season you don’t loose track of what is behind this holiday we call Christmas.

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