The title for this mornings post sums it up. I will let you be the judge of what constitutes good news, better news, or exciting news. 

  • Laurel Kane, the proprietor at Afton Staton, is making a steady recovery and as of this morning, is expecting to be released from the hospital soon. I have really missed her musings on the blog Ramblings of a Route 66 Business Owner – 
  • Ron Warnick of Route 66 News has picked up on the year in review video posted by Frank at Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona – 
  • On January 3, 2013, I will be the featured guest on AM Arizona. As you may have guessed the topic of discussion will be Route 66 and my latest book, The Route 66 Encyclopedia – 
  • Speaking of The Route 66 Encyclopedia, here is the latest from – 
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this book (headed for a second printing as I type these words) through its purchase – 
  • With the exception of Ghost Towns of the Southwest, autographed copies of my books can be ordered through the blog.  I should have copies of Ghost Towns of the Southwest available in about ten days – 
  • Well, we did not have a winner in our mystery photo contest. So, I will have to up the ante and come up with another challenge. As they say, stay tuned for details – 
  • In this digital age when everyone is a photographer, or has a computer program that makes them seem like one, it is refreshing to see something unique and original. Chris Robleski and Katie Nelson of Fading Nostalgia have found an interesting take by turning back the clock just a bit – 
  • A new installment in my series on the interesting and quirky early days of the American auto industry will be available at Legends of America by the end of the month. This feature profiles Jackson, Michigan, the forgotten Motor City – 
  • We are moving closer to official establishment of the Route 66 Information Center (I think). Still, if we may be of assistance in regard to helping development of your personal Route 66 travel plans, or your group, please let me know –
  • If my appearance at an event or fund raiser in 2013 would be of benefit to your organization, please contact me as we are currently organizing a calendar for the year – 
  • The international Route 66 festival for 2013 is scheduled for August 3 in Joplin. I am curious as to who plans on attending and who might be interested in a reunion lunch, dinner, or breakfast that weekend (Sunday?) at the Cave Restaurant near Lebanon – 
  • If your looking for a great organization to support, or a solid source of information about Route 66, I suggest looking at the website for the National Historic Route 66 Federation – 
  • One more, are you planning on a Route 66 adventure this year? If so, and if those plans include Kingman, I just may have something that will ensure a visit will be most memorable. And don’t forget, Chillin on Beale takes place on the third Saturday of each month, April through October, on Beale Street one block north of Route 66 in the historic district – 
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