A Route 66 Detour of Epic Proportions

A Route 66 Detour of Epic Proportions

When my dad began unloading the truck at our new home on what was then

Bratislava Slovikia

From Kingman, Arizona to Bratislava Slovakia is one heck of a Route 66 detour. Photo copyright Jim Hinckley

known as Oatman Road in the summer of 1966, I never imagined that Route 66 would become center stage for the unfolding of my life. And even a dozen years later when Route 66 was on the cusp of becoming an historic footnote resultant of its replacement by the interstate highway system, I never imagined that this simple old road would lead me to Zlin in the Czech Republic, or that it would be a catalyst for the development of some incredible international friendships.  (more…)