It was another whirlwind day for the starving artist on Route 66. Among the highs was a great road trip on Route 66 from Topock to Kingman with my dearest friend, a successful book signing in Lake Havasu City, and, I hope, some stunning sunset photos taken in the area of Sitgreaves Pass that will be shared with Sunday’s post.
Counted among the lows was a very frustrating day at the office with computer issues topping the list of problems. Still, I was quite blessed as everything was finalized with five minutes to spare.
That left one hour and thirty minutes for lunch, gassing up the Jeep, a quick lunch, and a sixty mile drive to Lake Havasu City. Suffice to say we made it and were only five minutes late.
The tight schedule and computer issues struck again shortly after arriving home. My hope was that we would be back in time to catch a portion of Cort Steven’s radio show on line. Well, we made it but there were issues with an audio program that is now on the list of things to try and resolve, along witht he scanner.
All things considered it was a great day. Along the river the temperatures were around seventy degreees with a slight breeze. In spite of a few snafus with the press the turn out was good and I met some very nice folks.
The drive along Route 66 was delightful. We found a wonderful place to pull off the road, enjoy the wildlife refuge on the Colordao River, and watch the ducks among the reeds.
On the drive into the Black Mountains we found countless reasons to pull over, savor the scenery, and let a stream of gleaming motorcycles pass. The crowds were thinning and the sun was setting when we arrived at Oatman.
The rest of the drive was made under a colorful sky and through deepening shadows. I have driven this old road for more than thirty years and never tire of it.
Sudnay’s projects include church, emails, writing the Oklahoma portion of Ghost Towns of Route 66, and signing books at Import Corner. Then, if all goes well, I will have a few photos to share.
On a final note, all is confirmed for attendance of Road Trip Day at Autobooks-Aerobooks in Burbank, California, on April 24TH. It is shaping up to be a big hoot and I hope you will be able to attend.

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