Category Archives: Missouri

Gilligan’s Spring Tour (II)

If you missed my previous post that covered the journey from Paris Springs to Joplin, Missouri — check that out here. As I ate my breakfast and visited with my New Zealand traveling companions in Joplin, I noticed they were … Continue reading

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Gilligan’s Spring Tour (I)

For the last several years, I’ve met up with the Gilligan’s Route 66 Tour group as they’ve come through Tulsa. Gilligan’s is operated by Sam Murray, a gent from New Zealand that also owns and operates a 1916 boutique hotel … Continue reading

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8th Annual Route 66 Birthplace Festival

I spent last weekend in Springfield, Missouri in the company of friends.  It was the 8th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and I had a vendor booth in the Old Glass Place, a historic venue near the iconic Abou … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Home Again

This is the final entry in my series about my time with Michael Wallis on the Midwest leg of his book tour for, “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny“.  If you’ve missed … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – St Louis III

Our last day in St Louis served as a bridge between the Route 66 world that Michael Wallis is so associated with and the western history that serves as the backbone of his literary output.  It included a literal bridge, … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – St Louis II

(other installments of this series here) Sunday was another gloriously slow morning.  I drank coffee & ate the last two donuts from the Donut Drive-In while I looked out my window at the flower bed.  I checked the news, did … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – St Louis

(previous installments of this series here) Saturday got off to a joyously slow start.  I’d slept better than expected, considering the fact I could hear conversation in the next room clear as day.  We didn’t meet up for breakfast until … Continue reading

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