Tag Archives: Mother Road

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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A Buzzing in the Air

Last weekend was the first (hopefully annual) NeonFest in Arcadia, Oklahoma.  Several of my roadie friends decided to put on a small festival dedicated to the iconic roadside signage that has lined the Mother Road for decades.  People were coming … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward

This last week was full of activity.  Most of it wasn’t particularly planned, either.  It’s amazing the kind of trouble you can get up to when you leave yourself open to new possibilities. Wednesday was a big day.  It was … Continue reading

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Travels with Tulsans – Route 66

Although I haven’t been on the road much lately, I’ve been working on a few projects.  The one I’m most excited about is a presentation I’m giving a week from today in downtown Tulsa at the newly renovated Central Library! … Continue reading

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Monuments to Tulsa Transportation

Shortly after noon today, I was walking through the cold in west Tulsa. I’d stopped at Howard Park on Southwest Boulevard, a place I’ve driven by dozens of times but had never stopped.  It was empty on this blustery winter afternoon and … Continue reading

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Through the Sunshine State & Home

If you missed my earlier post about our adventure on the Moki Dugway in southern Utah, check it out here.  It was crazy! After weaving up the side of of Cedar Mesa, we went out of our way to avoid … Continue reading

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