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  1. Its the last day to enter the American Road® Trip Sweepstakes. Don't miss this opportunity to win a $100 gas card! Details at: http://www.americanroadmagazine.com/sweeps...weepstakes.html
  2. Getting hungry just reading your article!
  3. Greetings! Looking forward to reading more about your work on the YT in your blog!
  4. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. —Henry Ward Beecher
  5. Very interesting bit of information - thanks for sharing!
  6. I remember meeting Bob when he lived in Hackberry. Thankfully, we had the opportunity to meet Bob at Route 66 events, and during other Route 66 travels over the years. Bob is one of the finest individuals we've had the privilege to meet. He will be sorely missed. May his final days be filled with love.
  7. Great news everyone - you may now find digital subscriptions of American Road magazine available for purchase at: http://www.emagazines.com/shopdisplayprodu...Yes&sppp=10
  8. Quote of the Day "Go forth a conqueror and win great victories."—Virgil
  9. I started thinking about different ideas for this coming Thanksgiving. Something fun and different. I thought I'd share what I found - just in case it might interest some other people. I will work to post at least two ideas per week until Thanksgiving. Feel free to share ideas in your comments. Thanksgiving Marketplace. Rugby, Tennessee. November, 27, 2009. Phone: 888-214-3400 Hark back to the 1880s Rugby Christmas. Visit beautifully decorated candle and lamp lit buildings; enjoy music and actors portraying early Rugby colonists; join in carol singing with hot wassail.
  10. Today in highway history: 1904 1st intercity trucking service (Colorado City & Snyder, Texas) 1942 Alaska highway completed
  11. Hi Phil, I've been on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan which has a clearance of 199 ft between the roadway and the water. It looks like the Sunshine Skyway's clearance is 193 ft. So, 6 ft higher above the water--if that counts. I admit, that I personally don't like crossing it. I love the bridge, its really beautiful. I'm just not fond of heights! Becky
  12. Hi Ray, I wanted to personally let you know that the blog feature is now up and functioning. I look forward to seeing your travel blog! Best,
  13. If its alright with you, I'm going to let John and Alice Ridge of the Yellowstone Trail Assn. know about your find. They are on the board of the American Road foundation. They are also members of this Forum -- and probably already saw your post. . . . Perhaps there is something we can do to help obtain recognition for Spencer.
  14. There are so many great Autumn drives. Some of my favorite drives for fall colors include: US 2 (East of the Mississippi at this time of year) Blue Ridge Parkway Trail of the Lonesome Pine (W. Va., Va., Tenn., NC) Bucktail Trail (Pennsylvania) Tell us about your favorite Fall drives!
  15. Hi Dave, Great idea! Not sure if this qualifies, but, I found this site: http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/WebCams/ The National Park Service posts web cams at various parks throughout the country. This site includes links to web cams at: Great Smokey Mtns NP Mammoth Cave Acadia NP Washington DC Theodore Roosevelt NP Grand Canyon NP Big Bend NP Hawaii Volcanoes Denali Joshua Tree Sequoia Yosemite Point Reyes North Cascades NP Olympic NP Mt. Rainier Becky
  16. So, Pat, tell us where you're going next in your new tear drop trailer? Inquiring minds want to know!
  17. Mike, This is good news. Please continue to keep us posted. Best,
  18. IN THIS NEWSLETTER *Happily Ever After *Best Burger Ever *Summer 2009 Sweepstakes Winners *New Sweepstakes QUICK LINKS: Plan your next trip with Sponsored Regional Road Trip Itineraries Read excerpts from current issue of American Road Click HERE to visit the websites of our sponsors. You may also request FREE travel information, visitor guides, coupons and more to help plan your next road trip! NORTH CAROLINA'S BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS: Asheville and Beyond Come to your senses in North Carolinas Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience cool breezes and Falls brilliant show from mountain by-ways and forest trails. Explore the mountain city of Asheville and surrounding towns alive with local color and culture. For a free guide call 800.807.3391 or visit http://www.ncblueridge.com. GREETINGS! The American Road staff would like to extend a hearty welcome to all new magazine subscribers, e-newsletter readers, and American Road Forum members. We are thrilled to have you join the growing list of American Road enthusiasts! The Autumn 2009 issue recently mailed from the printer. Start watching your mailboxes! Our expanded Autumn issue is packed with road trip ideas, our regular departments and more. It's the perfect tool for planning your fall road trips across America's two lane highways. All this, and there is even a storybook ending! HAPPILY EVER AFTER The Autumn issue of American Road takes its rhythm from the cat and the fiddle. The calliope to our carousel is "Happily Ever After," a colossal historical and pictorial whirl through ten North American storybook parks. Most of these nursery rhyme retreats are contemporaries of Disneyland. All prove-with regard to making magic-Mother Goose is as good as a mouse. Children of all ages will find delight in reading about and visiting these fairy tale parks featured in the latest issue of American Road magazine: Storyland at City Park, Louisiana Enchanted Forest, British Columbia Story Book Forest, Pennsylvania Enchanted Forest, Oregon Rotary Storyland, California Storybook Land, New Jersey Clark's Eliok Farm, Maryland Storybook Island, South Dakota Fairlyand Caverns, Georgia Storybook Gardens, Ontario We found more than a few magical fairy tale parks offering charm and entertainment across North America that we are including for your reference below: Storybook Land Follow the yellow brick road (actually, the Yellowstone Trail) to Aberdeen's magical theme park - Storybook Land! Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion will all greet you as you enter a land of enchantment that includes over 60 larger than life exhibits. Enjoy a ride around the park on the Storybook Land Express with your children or grandchildren. L. Frank Baum, noted author and resident of Aberdeen (1888 to 1891), penned The Wizard of Oz. The book provided the inspiration for Aberdeen's newest theme park - Land of Oz. The park is located just northwest of Storybook Land and features a farmstead area with Dorothy's house, children's petting zoo, Munchkin Land (plaza area with running stream), Scarecrow's house, Tin Man's house, Wicked Witch Castle, and Emerald City. You'll just need to bring your own ruby slippers! http://www.visitaberdeensd.com Click HERE to read more. BEST BURGER- EVER! Is it the bun, how it's cooked or the extras that are piled on top that make your favorite burger the best EVER? We want to know! Tell us on the American Road Forums, Twitter, and Facebook WINNERS OF THE SUMMER 2009 AMERICAN ROAD TRIP SWEEPSTAKES American Road Magazine® is pleased to announce the winner of the American Road® Summer 2009 Cool Roads Sweepstakes brought to you by American Road magazine and the following sponsors: Alton (Ill.) Area CVB Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (Md.) America's Historic Triangle Southern Oregon Visitors Assn. Creole Nature Trail Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition Kansas Tourism The sweepstakes winners are: Warren Hardaker - Davis, Calif. (DVD collection: Great Road Trips & Scenic Drives) Tricia Algieri - Westerly, RI (DVD collection: America's National Parks) Ted Dennis, Middletown, Conn. ($100 Gas Card) Congratulations! You, too, could be a winner of the next American Road® Trip Sweepstakes! ENTER TO WIN THE AMERICAN ROAD TRIP AUTUMN 2009 SWEEPSTAKES American Road Magazine® is pleased to announce the American Road® Autumn 2009 Sweepstakes brought to you by American Road magazine and the following sponsors: Alton (Ill.) Area CVB Baton Rouge Area (La.) CVB Chautauqua County (N.Y.) VB Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (Md.) Greene County Partnership Tourism Jefferson City (Mo.) CVB Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition London (Canada) Tourism Northshore/St. Tammany Parish (La.) Pennsylvania US Route 6 Tourist Assn Sumner County (Tenn.) CVB Wise County (Va.) Tourism, Marketing, & Community Dev. Click HERE for details and to Enter to WIN! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU We welcome your correspondence and questions. Have you paid a recent visit to one or more of the places mentioned in a previous issue of AMERICAN ROAD? We want to hear about it. Are there specific highways or auto trails that you would like to read about in American Road? Let us know. We love receiving your cards, letters and e-mails. Photographs are great, too! You may send us a letter or e-mail. Send letters via US mail to: American Road PO Box 46519 Mt. Clemens, MI 48046 You may send e-mails to becky@americanroadmagazine.com. (Letters and e-mail may be published in an upcoming issue of AMERICAN ROAD and may be edited for style and available space.) Our advertisers and affiliate programs help support the free information provided via americanroadmagazine.com and our e-newsletter. Be sure to tell them you heard about them through American Road magazine. IS IT TIME TO RENEW/SUBSCRIBE TO AMERICAN ROAD? A batch of renewal notices will be e-mailed and mailed in the next few weeks. If you just mailed in your renewal form with payment, it is possible that the next renewal letter may cross your payment in the mail. Please disregard the notice if that is the case. You may now renew or subscribe on line. Simply click on the appropriate link : Subscribe (US Orders) Renew (US Orders) Subscribe (US Orders via PayPal) Subscribe (Canadian Orders) Subscribe (Canadian Orders via PayPal) Renew (Canadian Orders) Subscribe/Renew (International Orders) You may also subscribe or renew by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-285-5434 x1. If we are assisting another caller, please leave a message. If all lines are busy and calls do not forward to voice mail, please e-mail us (and we can call you back) or try calling us back later. We are always happy to call you back. DREAM WELL AND DRIVE SAFELY ON THE AMERICAN ROAD! Sincerely, Becky Repp American Road Magazine
  19. Wow, it's been a busy month. I traveled to Atlanta for the Southeast Tourism Society conference. Had a quick, but, beautiful trip, to York, Pennsylvania, and had a great four day road trip (doing research for an upcoming article for the magazine) in Michigan and Ohio. The leaves on the trees were turning in PA, MI, and Ohio. The weather was crisp, and it was a great time for a road trip!
  20. Interesting dispute going on in Utah: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13369599
  21. You'll find copies of American Road magazine at newsstands and many fine book stores (on-sale date is Sept 22) including: Barnes and Noble Borders Books-A-Million Hastings You'll also find copies of American Road magazine available at fine outlets along America's back roads, including: Afton Station, Afton, Okla. Arizona Route 66 Assn Gift Shop, Kingman, Ariz. Cozy Dog Drive In, Ill., Springfield, Ill. Munger Moss Motel, Lebanon, Mo. National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Okla. Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow, Calif.
  22. There are new trip itineraries for your use - provided by American Road sponsors. We hope they come in useful for planning future travels! You will find them here at: http://www.americanroadmagazine.com/itiner...tineraries.html
  23. Enter the Autumn 2009 American Road Trip Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Gas card! http://americanroadmagazine.com/sweepstakes/sweepstakes.html
  24. Good news to report: The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) organization plans to include the former Serros Diner in the Lincoln Highway Experience project—the diner reportedly will be a central feature of the planned museum. Read more here: http://dinerhistory.blogspot.com/2009/09/i...rros-diner.html
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