Recently a publisher, on recommendation of Jim Ross, approached me
with an intriguing proposal – write a book about Route 66 that is in essence a bucket list. The challenge fascinated me. How do you whittle down America’s longest attraction, a 2,000 mile corridor of fascinating museums, quirky folk art parks, historic sites, renovated motels, ghost towns, dynamic cities, time capsule restaurants and diners, and breathtaking natural attractions into a list of one hundred must see locations? I accepted the challenge and the result is a fun new book scheduled for release on September 1 that is aptly titled, 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die.
(This “Buy Now” button is to purchase an autographed copy of Route 66: America’s Longest Small Town. Stay tuned for information about availability of other publications)
The book represents a departure from most of my published work. Even with Route 66: America’s Longest Small Town released on April 1, my focus is usually on adding depth and context to the subject. As an example, even though this book has a bit of whimsy and fun, and features a bit of my God given gift for telling folks where to go, the overall content centers on the renaissance, and the people that make this road a wonder of the world.