The list of invitations from friends who will be celebrating the last official weekend of summer that we will not be able to accept is quite lengthy. Likewise with the list of places that we thought might make for a great weekend getaway.
In regard to road trips and adventures, this could be our longest dry spell in years. The last grand adventure was our outing to Crown King back in mid spring.
Looming on the horizon, Cuba Fest in Cuba, Missouri, a speaking engagement at Route 66 State Park, and other appearances that are still being added to the schedule. Then its a book signing in Burbank. That should keep us busy until the end of the year.
Between now and Cuba Fest, we also have a few end of season meetings with friends as well as tour groups. Next week its dinner with our amigos from the Netherlands. Then there is another visit with Dale Butel and one of his tours from the land down under.
The backdrop for all of these endeavors and all of this drama is the proverbial crossroads we arrived at a few months ago. Left or right, forward or backward is the decision to be made and made soon but neither seems an ideal choice. I am rather positive that in years to come we will look back on this point in time with humor and even a bit of amazement.
However, at this juncture it is like one of those pivotal moments in history. You would prefer to read about it in a book than live it.
Now, does anyone know where I can find photos of Pierce-Pennant taxicabs built in the early 1920’s? How about photos of the taxi cab bombings in Chicago during this period? Crime scene photos of the taxi in which Detroit Purple gang members were executed in 1925?
Yes sir, the current book project is turning into quite an adventure in research.