Tag Archives: roadside

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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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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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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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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Restless Wandering

I’ve been on vacation for nearly two weeks.  It’s been a busy time:  Thanksgiving, Indie Emporium, family stuff, house work.  I hadn’t been able to break free for a day and explore (as I am wont to do) until today. … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Charcoal Oven

I worked this past weekend.  In my current role, my rotating weekends start at 6:00 AM and last until 3:00 PM.  That schedule typically discourages me from travel, but there was an event in Oklahoma on Saturday that I couldn’t miss. … Continue reading

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