Tag Archives: Springfield

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 – Tulsa to KC

When I went to the Tulsa Historical Society in May to hear author/historian Michael Wallis talk about his new book (“The Best Land Under Heaven:  The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny”) I expected to enjoy the presentation, … Continue reading

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2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

It’s really nice to hit the road after a period of time without much travel, especially when I have my favorite co-pilot in the passenger seat.  Samantha and I set out for Springfield, Missouri early Saturday morning to attend the … 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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2015 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

This weekend was the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri.  A lot of my roadie friends were driving hundreds (or thousands!) of miles to attend, so I felt I could at least drive 180 miles from Tulsa. … Continue reading

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The Spirit of St. Louis – part one

When I had the opportunity to buy tickets to finally see Arcade Fire in concert, I didn’t care that I would need to drive.  I’d been to Dallas for a concert before (my first arena concert:  Foo Fighters on their … Continue reading

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