Epic Road Trips

Telling the story of epic road trips. Sharing epic road trips. Making, and surviving, a few epic road trips. In a nut shell that sums up things rather nicely as road trips of an epic nature have been a big part of my life since at least 1959. And epic road trips have...

In Search Of Pie

Okay, a search for pie, blackberry or peach cobbler, hush puppies, or world class chilli are not the only reason that we are embarking on a road trip in a few weeks. But I can't think of a road trip in the past forty years that didn't involve a detour or two. Someone...

100 Years

A centennial is 100 years. In 2026 the most famous highway in the United States, iconic Route 66, the Main Street of America, will be 100 years old, and people from throughout the world are already making plans for a pilgramage to celebrate this centennial milestone....

EV Adventure on Route 66

An EV adventure on Route 66. Me. The fellow that courted his dearest friend forty two years ago in a 1946 GMC. The same person that envisions an adventure on Route 66 during the centennial year in a 1929 Ford Model A just made a 400 mile trip from Kingman to Winslow,...

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Road Trip

Road trip. Route 66, a highway, a television program, a road trip inspiring song and a destination. Memory making, epic adventures on the open road. It's as American as apple pie, hot dogs and a marketing campaign that encouraged people to see the U.S.A. in their...

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In Search of Boston Friedel

In Search of Boston Friedel

My world is always full of surprising twists and turns but I never imagined that a Saturday morning would be spent in search of Boston Friedel. This particular quest actually started several months ago. The owners of this distinctive stone building along Route 66 in...

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Planes, Trains, Route 66 and St. Louis

Planes, trains, Route 66 and St. Louis were the topics of conversation with author and historian Joe Sonderman on the August 6, 2023 episode of Coffee With Jim. The program definitely provided me with added incentive to explore St. Louis during the Jim Hinckley's...

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The Torch Passes

As the Route 66 centennial approaches, the torch passes to a new generation. Many of the leaders in the preservation, the promotion and the development of Route 66 as an attraction for future generations were born after the highway was fully bypassed in October 1984....

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The Angel of Route 66

The Angel of Route 66. That is a fitting moniker for the small town barber that transformed his home town, sparked a renaissance movement that transformed communities from Chicago to Santa Monica, and that has done it all with a smile, with passion, and with an honest...

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The Route 66 Centennial

The Route 66 Centennial

In 2026 the Route 66 centennial will spark the largest block party in American history. In preperation of this mega event the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield is about to unveil the Route 66 Experience that was developed in partnership with Ace Sign Company....

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October 2023