Our recent explorations of Los Angeles piqued our curiosity about locations, buildings, and the course of Route 66 itself. So, even though I seem to have an aversion to places with more than three stoplights you can rest assured that a return visit is envisioned.
Meanwhile, if you would like to plan for, or make your own voyage of discovery, the Route 66 Los Angeles website has a page that provides step by step directions of the various alignments of Route 66.
In 2014, issues at the office, development of the Route 66 International Festival, and other assorted issues limited travel time and hindered our traditions of weekend adventures this year. Still, we managed to squeeze in a few odysseys that should provide adequate fodder for our annual restaurant and motel reviews posting. That is being planned for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Meanwhile, at least through January, it looks as though there will be ample fodder for interesting adventures and opportunity of the domestic as well as international variety. It begins this morning with a trip to Albuquerque and attendance of the World Monuments Fund steering committee.
As indicated last evening in my regular letter to the state Route 66 associations, I am hoping to have a good report. In either case updates will be provided.
Then, on my return, plans will be finalized for a trip to the Netherlands and attendance of the travel fair (Vakantiebeurs) where I will speak on Route 66, and answer questions, at the behest of U.S. Bikers. Dries Bessels of the Dutch Route 66 Association is also finalizing plans that may be of interest to our European friends as well as Route 66 enthusiasts.
“Om nu alvast in je agenda te noteren:
op zondagmiddag 11 januari zal de beroemde amerikaanse auteur Jim Hinckly in Amsterdam zijn om met mensen kennis te maken, handen te schudden en boeken te signeren! We verzamelen vanaf een uur of 1400 …in het proeflokaal van bierbrouwerij De Prael, nog geen 5 minuten lopen van het centraal station. Hopelijk komen jullie allemaal die kant op!
To note in your diary now: on Sunday afternoon January 11th will be the famous American author Jim Hinckly in Amsterdam are acquainted with people, to shake hands and sign books! We are collecting from 1400 in the tasting room of beer brewery De Prael, less than a 5-minute walk from the main train station. Hopefully all of you that way!
In between the two adventures, there is a book to finish, and more meetings pertaining to the development of a Route 66 link to the traditional Andy Devine Days celebration. Add in traditional Christmas activities and the next few weeks should be most interesting.
Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.