Okay, there are some grand adventures in the works including an epic journey along the Alcan with a return on the maritime highway along the coast. That , however, is at least months away if it materializes at all.
Our love for Prescott and the drive along the beautiful Williamson Valley Road, and the jury duty selection postponed until April, guarantees at least one or two trips to that fair city this year. Perhaps we can even add the long anticipated and often rescheduled trip to Crown King along the historic Senator Highway for a great get away weekend. 
For at least a half century Route 66 has been the primary road to adventure in my life. For 2012, that trend will continue. Here is what the schedule looks like so far, before Steve Roth, publicist at Voyageur Press, kicks into high gear, and a few sites where schedule updates will be posted. 

1) Route 66 Fun Run – http://www.azrt66.com/funrun.htm – first Saturday in May.
For more information about the event contact Jan at – 928-753-5001. For this event I am signing Ghost Towns of Route 66 as a fund raiser for the association, and meeting with fans of the double six. 
2) At the same event I will be signing copies of Ghost Towns of the Southwest and Backroads of Arizona for the Kingman Area Visitor Center. On that Saturday evening I will also be answering questions and having dinner with a Route 66 Tours group from Australia, something we always look forward to. http://route66tours.com.au/about-us/ 
3) Signed copies of all seven of my books, and prints, utilizing Paypal are available through this blog – http://www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com
6) KABAM (a great and often overlooked event) – May 19 – https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jim-Hinckley/161367172691
7) Tucumcari – Wheels on 66 – June 7 – http://wheelson66.com/Schedule.html (Nancy Mueller @ Blue Swallow Motel is the contact – http://blueswallowmotel.com/). This is quickly shaping up to be a great weekend on Route 66. 
8) August 9, International Route 66 Festival, Victorville, CA – http://www.national66.org/resources/route-66-international-festival-2012-victorville-california/ For more information about this exciting annual event contact the National Route 66 Federation.
9) Photo exhibit Powerhouse Visitor Center/Route 66 Museum – state centennial project – Route 66 in Mohave County – scheduled for a July debut. For more information about this, or tourism in the area, contact Josh Noble – 928-753-6106.
10) And then the big one! October 20 – Cuba Fest, Cuba, Missouri – http://www.facebook.com/route66cubafest2012 
Let’s see. Here are a few more Route 66 notes.
Don’t forget our contest. Simply share your story, tell us why or how you discovered Route 66, and allow us to reprint it here. The winner will be selected on May 1. We will then contact the winner and make arrangements for dinner on Route 66, our treat, a signed copy of Ghost Towns of Route 66, and an evening or Route 66 conversation. 
The there is the big contest being kicked off by 66 The Mother Road. Details will be posted in the March issue. 
Last but not least, please let us know if we may be of service in regards to an event in your community, a school program pertaining to Route 66, or a fund raiser for your museum or organization. 

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