Tag Archives: Illinois

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 – The Best Land Under Heaven

(other installments of this series here) Tuesday, the final full day of my journey with Michael Wallis.  We got off to an early start since we had a drive to Illinois first thing.  Before we even left St Louis, though, … 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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My Route 66 Awakening

I started a new role at my workplace last week.  It was the first time in a long time that I’d moved to a different office and worked with a completely new group of people; as such, they didn’t know anything … Continue reading

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Chicago (part two)

This is Part II of my time in Chicago last weekend.  If you missed Part I, check it out here. After leaving the lobby hallway of the Monadnock Building, we continued east on Jackson towards my second must-see destination after Lou … Continue reading

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Winter in Chicago (I)

I love visiting Chicago.  The first time I set foot in the Windy City, I was re-entering the US after ten months of international exploration.  This was February of 2010 and I was welcomed with ice and frigid temperatures.  It seems … Continue reading

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An Ending in the Land of Lincoln

The first road trip I took that was focused specifically on Route 66 was July 5th, 2013.  It was a Friday; I had the day off from work and decided to take the short drive from Tulsa to Miami, OK … Continue reading

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