Category Archives: Texas

Texas Welcomes the World

Last weekend, I took a trip west to the Texas Panhandle. It was finally time for Texas Welcomes the World, the 2018 International Route 66 Festival! It had been a long time since I’d seen many of my roadie friends … Continue reading

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An Oasis in Texola

This weekend, I drove out to Shamrock Texas for the International Route 66 Festival, “Texas Welcomes the World.”  I’ll have a lot to say about my time here later, but today I want to share with you a little place … Continue reading

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Making Time

You can’t control inspiration.  You can seek it studiously, you can create circumstances that foster it, you can dig through tedium until you find it…but, after all is said and done, it’ll come when it pleases.  Convenience has nothing to … Continue reading

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Comanche Territory & Frontier Towns

When I have a road trip planned, it’s easier to wake up early.  Granted, I don’t usually leave at 5:00 AM, but on Sunday that is what I did.  I was attending a quarterly Oklahoma Route 66 Association meeting in … Continue reading

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Tucumcari Tonite

“One cannot be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope. When it fully learns that cooperation, not rugged individualism, is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it, then it will have achieved itself and outlived … Continue reading

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Summertime Signhunting

Although I had no reason to get up early on Saturday, my internal alarm made sure I was wide awake at 6:00 AM.  The Hotel Indigo in Dallas was pretty comfortable, but I haven’t been sleeping well lately.  I ended … Continue reading

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Okie Backroads & The Horror Master

Friday morning, I got up early as usual.  However, instead of heading into the office, I headed south on Highway 75 towards Dallas.  I had tickets for a concert in the heart of Big D and I had an entire day … Continue reading

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