Regular followers of the blog most likely noticed my absence this past few days. Well, to be honest I missed most of the last few days.
I will skip the gory details but suffice to say something I ate for lunch on Saturday shouldn’t have been. So, as a result, the long weekend to do list remains a long to do list but now with additions. 
The one exception to my lunch induced weekend exile from the land of the living was a commitment to meet with Dale Butel’s group on Saturday to sign a few books, to speak on Route 66 history in western Arizona, and to answer questions over lunch at Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner. Needless to say I skipped lunch but the root beer was most refreshing. 
I always enjoy meeting with visitors and fans of the double six but the get together on Saturday was filled with unexpected bonuses. Dale’s mother and father had joined this tour, and my dearest friend and I had the opportunity for a most enjoyable visit.
Rod Hokin, also from Australia but not with the tour, also met me at the Powerhouse. I have long heard of his fabulous collection of vintage Chrysler Imperials so this was a real treat.
Most of the weekend was spent in recovery mode, AKA intermittent naps. So, I started the week off feeling much improved but as weak as a kitten. 
Now, its time to make up for as much lost time as possible. There is still a great deal of work to be done before my radio debut with a weekly travel program, Jim Hinckley’s America, and I am behind on my self imposed schedule for the Route 66 historic Atlas. My hope is to be back on course before the trip in June.  
First, however, is another opportunity to visit with friends and visitors from distant shores. On Tuesday morning my dearest friend and I will be meeting with Zdnek Jurasek, his charming wife, and Route 66 fans from the Czech Republic for breakfast at Dora’s Beale Street Deli in Kingman. If you happen to be in the neighborhood stop by as my motto is the more the merrier.