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Lighting the Tunnel

Closing in on the home stretch of this “epic” journey along Route 66. They tell me that Arizona has the longest continual stretch of existing “66” highway. After today I believe ’em! We left Flagstaff heading west to Williams, AZ: … Continue reading

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Once More at the Canyon

Took a brief detour today off Route 66. It’s been two years since I’d walked into the Grand Canyon — it’s even more beautiful than I recall: What a gorgeous day — sunny with large clouds floating over the canyon: … Continue reading

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Nature’s Way

The wonders of Arizona is where we’ve spent the past couple of days. The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert comprise one of my favorite national parks. Filled with so much beauty: The weather was perfect — cool and dry. … Continue reading

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Just Movin’ Along

In Amarillo we paid a visit to another restaurant. This time it was called the “Big Texan”: And home of the 72 oz steak with one caveat– it must be eaten in an hour or less to be free: This … Continue reading

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It all starts with a cluck….

Today we began the long journey from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA.  The first of many stops today at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket and Cocktail Lounge.  It was definitely a blast to the past:

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It Just Doesn’t End

Somewhere between Elk City (Birthplace of Jimmy Webb — you Wichita Lineman, etc.) and Sayre , OK, we saw this wonderfully restored former gas station — now tourist center: Adjacent to the main building is a diner which was once … Continue reading

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Sadness in Oklahoma City

So many things have occurred since April 19, 1995. One full generation has come to be. The term “domestic terrorism” was freshly minted. I recall feelings of fear, sadness and later anger. Remember Timothy McVeigh? Remember fertilizer bomb? Who knew? … Continue reading

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The Best Museum

Pulling into Clinton, OK we looked for the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. We weren’t disappointed! The building outside looks like all the other souvenir stands — but inside — whoa! The museum is divided into decades — each showing the … Continue reading

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Food + Crazy = Fun

Lunch at the homey Hammett House in Claremore was grand: The locals love the place and now so do we — too much food. We couldn’t eat dessert: Because the meal proved too filling. We started with salads and then … Continue reading

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Hero of the People

One can’t come to Claremore, OK without a visit to museum and gravesite of Oklahoma’s favorite son — Will Rodgers: I was surprised to learn that my companion had never heard of him. But after I thought about it I … Continue reading

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