I have a tendency to keep the treadmill going at a fairly good clip as evidenced by a full time job, this blog, a major book to research and write, promotion of other books, a bit of travel, and the general routine of life here on planet earth. With gentle assistance from my dearest friend, I have learned to scale it back just a notch or two with things like our Friday movie night (last evening it was another adventure with Wallace and Gromit). http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=1968adventurer&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000CZ0PT4&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr
In recent weeks my valiant efforts to alleviate my wife’s worries by slowing the pace a bit have been thwarted by life. There is the return to a six day work week, home repair issues, getting behind schedule on the Route 66 encyclopedia and atlas, the need to prepare the Jeep for another California trip, escalating issues with mom that include boxing more than thirty years of living in the same house, a pending dental visit, a pending visit to have a troubling spot on my nose taken care of, a sister in the hospital, and a new grandson.
Still, I have no complaints. In fact I consider myself a rather fortunate fellow. There will be more on that subject in my annual Thanksgiving post.
With thoughts of Thanksgiving dancing in my head it is with eager anticipation I look forward to reading Dan Rice’s new book, End of the Trail. Dan is truly a man that understands the meaning of giving thanks and I have little doubt this book will be a true inspiration.
It is is difficult to think of Thanksgiving without giving thought to Christmas. To that end we have joined with Cafe Press to create a unique line of gifts including mugs, travel journals, and calendars. If you want to give something unique this year, or simply wish to treat yourself with something special, check out the products at this link.
I have one more plug in regards to Christmas shopping. If you are looking for automotive or aeronautical books, current or vintage, from repair manuals to biographies you won’t need to look further than Auto Books – Aero Books in Burbank.
This store is an endless source of fascination for me and as a result it is often one of our first stops when business takes us into the Los Angeles area. Recent purchases for the library include a reprint of a 1931 book on the complete care and operation of the Model A Ford, and a biography on the Crosley brothers. If you happen to stop by, please say hello to Tina for me.
If you happen to find yourself in the Los Angeles area around November 11 it might be a good idea to cruise out to Santa Monica Pier, the unofficial but long recognized end of Route 66, and join in on the 84th anniversary celebration being hosted by Dan Rice. All indications are that this will be an historic event.
For those unable to attend the event Dan has a great on line gift shop featuring travel guides and American made souvenirs. Here is a link.

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