Well, another week, as well as another summer, is now history. It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were enjoying the hospitality of the community of Tucumcari at the Wheels on 66 event or simmering in Victorville during the International Route 66 festival and now we are planning a fall adventure.

Fall colors add a new dimension to a Route 66

Somewhere in the flurry of activity, travel, and visits with friends the summer melted away like ice cream on the Fourth of July in Amboy. In looking back it seems almost as though the whole season was just one big event.
We closed out our summer season in the most delightful manner, sharing the simple pleasures of Route 66 with friends new and old. On Tuesday evening we met with Hanneke Wiersma and Karel Kuperus of Holland and their tour group for dinner and a couple of beers at the Dambar.
The following morning we met with Zdnek Jurasek and members of the Czech Route 66 Association at Dora’s Beale Street Deli. These fine folks are spearheading establishment of Europe’s first Route 66 museum.
It is almost as though time is being rolled back, that Route 66 is again being transformed into the Main Street of America, and that people from throughout the world are discovering that this old road is the portal to all maaner of adventure. All of this has me looking toward 2013 with a great deal of eager anticipation.
In the Monday posting I will provide just a few of the exciting developments that lead me to believe that next year just may be the most exciting time on Route 66 in decades.

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