Tag Archives: roadside

The Waldmire U-Haul

Originally posted to the Oklahoma Route 66 Association blog on 11/7/19 When it was announced this summer that the contents of Afton Station were going to be auctioned off, I was tremendously sad. Afton Station had been a great asset … Continue reading

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The Brookshire Motel

In the summer of 2018, I was put in touch with a man named Robert Brooks. Robert is a successful spinal surgeon in the Tulsa area…but I didn’t need surgery. I did have a great desire to speak with him … Continue reading

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Along Route 66

I came across an old Tulsa World article in the archives at the library recently. It was written a few months after Route 66 was federally de-certified and I found it quite interesting.  I have transcribed it below (exactly as … Continue reading

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Capturing Time (part two)

This is part two of my day spent traveling to Española and Taos.  For part one, click here. The eventful morning had me in an excellent mood.  My window was down and my radio was cranked high as I entered … 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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Throwback Article – Claud’s Hamburgers

While researching my upcoming book about Lost Tulsa Restaurants, I came across a decades-old article about a Tulsa burger institution that is still going strong in the 21st century.  It’s one of my all-time favorite local burger joints, Claud’s.  I … Continue reading

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Lucy the Elephant

Wednesday was another beautiful day at the Jersey Shore.  After breakfast, our group went back to the beach.  We spent all morning enjoying the sun & sand.  Samantha and the kids made a ‘drip castle’ while others took long strolls … Continue reading

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