BUSY TIMES ON ROUTE 66

It appears as though I have a found a new way to ensure boredom never becomes a worry. As with most everything in my life the past half century or so, the flurry of activity that will consume the next few weeks centers on America’s longest attraction, Route 66. 
Tonight, I will be the primary speaker at a meeting where details will be hammered out for a mural on the west wall of the Old Trails Garage (1915) and the first stage of the World’s Largest Route 66 Museum. I will also be addressing items pertaining to Route 66 that have the potential to make an impact on Kingman. 
These would include Ride for the Relay led by Roger Fox that will be stopping in Kingman on the evening of September 9. Another will be a breakfast for Zdnek Jurasek, the Czech Route 66 Association, and his group.
Additional speakers include Kevin of Axiom Remodeling that has accepted the task of renovating the Brunswick Hotel. Also in attendance will be John Springs, editor of 66 The Mother Road, the sponsor for the Big Palooza Contest. 
I am a bit behind schedule but my goal is to have the rough draft for the new book finished before October when hit the road for Cuba Fest in Cuba, Missouri to kick off the debut and promotion of the Route 66 Encyclopedia. So, later this week I will resume resume a schedule of one to two hours every night devoted to this project. 
Cuba Fest is shaping up to be a major event on Route 66. Author Joe Sonderman will be in attendance as will Riva Echols, and accomplished photographer Chris Robleski, and Katie, of Fading Nostalgia. So, as time is flying by I will also need to address travel arrangements and formulate a travel plan. 
Included in this is coordinating speaking engagements and appearances. If you have need of these services for an event, an engagement, meeting, or convention, please let me know as soon as possible. 
We are in the final stages of the permanent photo exhibit at the Powerhouse Visitor Center. Later this week Josh Noble, the tourism director, and I will go through the photos to ensure the captions for them are correct. 
Also on the list of things to address is a meeting with the owner of a tour service who has discussed a tour company that centers on the attractions in the Kingman area with me as the weekend tour guide. Would anyone be interested in seeing the secrets and surprises found along the section of Route 66 between Kingman and Seligman, or to Oatman?
To ensure every minute is spent in the pursuit of something productive, including those early morning hours when rational people are still sleeping snugly in their beds, I offered my services to Ron Hart of the Route 66 Chamber of Commerce. He is on the fast track to having Joplin, Missouri selected as the host city for the 2013 edition of the International Route 66 Festival. 
All of this should keep me busy at least through October. I suppose I had best be looking for projects to keep me busy after that date


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