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MY TOP TEN DESTINATIONS LIST FOR 2010

MY TOP TEN DESTINATIONS LIST FOR 2010

By on Nov 29, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

As there are no major adventures on the schedule for December, it seemed safe to post my annual top ten destinations list a couple of weeks early. As always, this list is based on our travels during the past calendar year. BEST BOOK STORE – I enjoy mom and pop shops, especially those set in time capsule neighborhoods. If that book  store happens to specialize...

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THE INTERNATIONAL LOVE AFFAIR WITH ROUTE 66 AND A BIT OF SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

THE INTERNATIONAL LOVE AFFAIR WITH ROUTE 66 AND A BIT OF SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

By on Nov 28, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

The international fascination with Route 66 never ceases to be a source of curiosity for me. How did an interconnected series of dusty pioneer trails linked by signs bearing a double six become an American icon? I suppose it is for the same reason the lowly ’57 Chevy came to symbolize the American automobile industry during the 1950s and the entire classic car...

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A LITTLE INSPIRATION, CARS OF THE FUTURE, AND KEEPING THEM ON THE ROAD

A LITTLE INSPIRATION, CARS OF THE FUTURE, AND KEEPING THEM ON THE ROAD

By on Nov 26, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

After a few false starts and a couple of delays, I am ready to initiate the weekly presentation of book reviews and gift ideas. If all goes as planned this should be something you can look forward to at the end of each week. Unless otherwise noted, clicking on the title of the featured book will take you to the Auto Books-Aero Books (my favorite automotive book...

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THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

By on Nov 25, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

Thanksgiving. The giving of thanks. It is is a simple term until one takes time to reflect on the meaning of the words. In the America of today there is confusion and confliction about the term. This was not always the case. Until quite recently the giving of thanks was seen as more than a right, it was a duty. To whom thanks was given was also clearly understood....

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THE HINCKLEY HILLBILLIES IN L.A. – PART TWO

THE HINCKLEY HILLBILLIES IN L.A. – PART TWO

By on Nov 24, 2010 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

After bidding adios to Dan Rice, his charming wife, Jessica, Farmers market, and my hat, we rolled south on Fairfax through a sea of automobiles and hopped on to the race track signed as I-10. The destination for this leg of the adventure was the L.A. auto show at the convention center. The goal in this segment of the adventure was, “A”, avoid friendly...

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