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TOURS, TOURISTS, AND TOURING

TOURS, TOURISTS, AND TOURING

By on Sep 29, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

After more than a full year filled with frustrations, false starts, bad luck, problems, and disasters of a near epic nature, tenacious Sam Murray of Gilligan’s Wild West Tours, and the irrepressible “Croc” Lile, are on the road with the companies first successful Route 66 tour. Judging by Laurel Kane’s blog post from Afton Station, everyone...

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PROGRESS, FRUSTRATION, EXCITING UPDATES, AND AN INTERESTING TURN OF EVENTS

PROGRESS, FRUSTRATION, EXCITING UPDATES, AND AN INTERESTING TURN OF EVENTS

By on Sep 27, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

It has been a most interesting week, to say the very least. A detailed proposal for a tour guide and history of the National Old Trails Highway went down in flames when the acquisition committee deemed the topic was “to narrow in scope.”  On Wednesday, I received notice that there were unexpected shipping delays and as a result, The Illustrated Route 66...

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EDWARDSVILLE, THE ROAD AHEAD, AND GRAND ADVENTURES

EDWARDSVILLE, THE ROAD AHEAD, AND GRAND ADVENTURES

By on Sep 25, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

As plans for the forthcoming October promotional tour for the latest book, The Illustrated Route 66 Historic Atlas, gel, I am able to finalize arrangements and develop a clearer picture of the unfolding adventure. Even though it will be another of our now famous whirlwind endeavors I am reminded of the old adage that any adventure is better than no adventure. An...

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MORE TWISTS AND TURNS THAN THE ROAD TO OATMAN

MORE TWISTS AND TURNS THAN THE ROAD TO OATMAN

By on Sep 22, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

The twisted course of Route 66 through the Black Mountains of western Arizona is more than a stunning drive or the neighborhood where I grew up. It is also a fitting portrayal of my life in general. The course I have followed through life is marked with twists and turns that quicken the spirit and ignite the imagination, it has seldom been boring, and even on stormy...

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