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WELL, THAT WAS INTERESTING

WELL, THAT WAS INTERESTING

By on Oct 30, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 1 comment

The ongoing search for photos to illustrate the next book consumed most of the early morning. Then there was the need to post event updates on my official Facebook page(you did know that there is an official Jim Hinckley page, didn’t you?). This was followed by a valiant effort to confirm all arrangements for the ever changing Burbank and Los Angeles adventure...

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ROUTE 66 AND THE ROAD AHEAD.

ROUTE 66 AND THE ROAD AHEAD.

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

Author Jim Hinckley signing books for Dale Butel’s fall Route 66 tour. (Judy Hinckley) Yesterday we met with Dale Butel’s fall Route 66 tour, our last scheduled group of the season. Meeting with tours, sharing the history of Kingman and Route 66, and answering questions is always a highlight of the tourism season for us. As a bonus, on this tour John...

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THE LIGHTS OF ALBUQUERQUE AND THE LONG ROAD HOME

THE LIGHTS OF ALBUQUERQUE AND THE LONG ROAD HOME

By on Oct 28, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 1 comment

As we had visited with friends and made stops in Tucumcari on the drive east, after Amarillo the plan was to make a straight drive to Albuquerque, with a fuel stop in Santa Rosa, and have dinner with Mike and Sharon Ward. However, the diminished speeds necessitated by the axle seal leak in the front differential soon made it evident that we would most likely be...

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GO WEST, YOUNG MAN

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN

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

Our trusty Jeep at the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, Oklahoma. Even though we were looking at another long day on the road with frequent stops to check the differential oil level, we left Weatherford with full stomachs, eager anticipation of the days adventure, and a Route 66 grin.  The first stop of the day was at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton. In...

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THE JOURNEY HOME BEGINS

THE JOURNEY HOME BEGINS

By on Oct 26, 2014 in ROUTE 66 | 0 comments

The old Meramec River Bridge at Route 66 State Park. (Judy Hinckley) One week ago today we bid adios to Connie Echols and Cuba, Missouri after a delightful weekend and set out on a leisurely drive to Route 66 State Park. Straddling the Meramec River this beautiful and historic park is rather symbolic of the multifaceted challenges faced by the Route 66 community. On...

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