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I haven't checked out the site yet but it looks like it might be

 

interesting. Gary Long from Fenton, MO (SW St. Louis) is walking

 

across America to lose weight. He started his trip at the St. Louis

 

arch on February 15 and has already entered Indiana - 20 pounds

 

lighter. His wife posts his journey at:

 

 

 

http://www.afatmansjourney.com

 

 

 

 

 

Bliss

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Guest Cristy

The other fat man walking started in CA and is currently in eastern

 

Ohio. He was following US 40/ National Road through Illinois/ Indiana/

 

and Ohio. Here is his site as well:

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.thefatmanwalking.com/page/66308...d=1i2atudchxd49

 

 

 

Cristy

 

 

 

 

 

--- In AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com, "brownwho63" <brownwho63@...> wrote:

 

>

 

> I haven't checked out the site yet but it looks like it might be

 

> interesting. Gary Long from Fenton, MO (SW St. Louis) is walking

 

> across America to lose weight. He started his trip at the St. Louis

 

> arch on February 15 and has already entered Indiana - 20 pounds

 

> lighter. His wife posts his journey at:

 

>

 

> http://www.afatmansjourney.com

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Guest brownwho63

Pat, Mom 'n Pops in West County are pretty much just a memory. You'll

 

be staying very close to the Smoke House and it's a long-time favorite

 

of many. Just go west on 40 from the 2Tree and it will be at the

 

bottom of the hill on the left (south) side of the highway just as you

 

enter the valley.

 

 

 

The Smoke House was devistated by the flood in '93 and was such a

 

favorite of locals that they pitched in and helped the owner get the

 

place up and running again.

 

 

 

We had dinner there once a few years ago and enjoyed the atmosphere,

 

food, and service. I suggest that you and Jennifer give it a

 

try....Bliss

 

 

 

--- In AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com, "Pat B." <roadmaven@...> wrote:

 

>

 

> Thanks for the comments on 40 through Chesterfield. We've never been

 

> through that part of the St. Louis area, so we're looking forward to

 

> seeing what's out that way.

 

>

 

> Next question, are there any good mom & pop places to eat in that

 

> general area? We're offsetting the fact we're staying in a chain

 

motel

 

> by chowing at a greasy spoon. Is there a "must eat" type of place

 

> there? We're not picky....burgers & fries will work just fine. :)

 

>

 

> Pat B.

 

>

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Guest Iganas@aol.com

In a message dated 5/29/2006 9:56:21 AM Central Daylight Time,

 

AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com writes:

 

 

 

> I now have two pages of Webshots folders, so the pictures from

 

> this trip are found at

 

> http://community.webshots.com/user/babyboomerbob/1

 

>

 

 

 

I really like this travel photo essay style of the Roadtrip. The photographs

 

are great, even the camel! The links to the Webshots photo album and the

 

historical information allows me the luxury of being an armchair traveler.

 

 

 

I have a question on how to read these posts. It may be that it is my

 

dial-up connection that makes it difficult to view photos, but I wonder whether

 

the

 

photos are seen by you other members with fast connections along with the

 

written descriptions in some posts of this type. I understand that in this

 

particular that Bob has intentionally separated them by uploading the photos to

 

Webshots, but I wonder if there are ways to have the pictures and narrative

 

together. Is there and, if so, does anyone know how to do it? I love reading

 

about

 

the American Roads.

 

 

 

plumgecko

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Guest jim conkle

Morning,

 

 

 

This event is just a few days away. Are you joining us? We need to have a

 

good turnout to make the day a success.

 

 

 

Please contact Glen Duncan at gduncan@earthlink.net or reply to this e-mail

 

and I will forward it on to Glen.

 

 

 

Time is running out for Rod's and this might be our last chance to make a

 

difference. Now is the time for ACTION.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

James M Conkle

 

CEO

 

Route 66 Preservation Foundation

 

Preservation Historic Roads & Corridors

 

P O Box 290066

 

Phelan, CA 92329-0066

 

760 617 3991

 

760 868 8614 fax

 

760 868 3320

 

jimconkle@verizon.net

 

www.cart66pf.org

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

 

From: AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com

 

[mailto:AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of jim conkle

 

Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:19 AM

 

To: Route66@Yahoogroups. Com; AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups. Com

 

Cc: Juventino Gomez; Vivian Davies; Scott Piotrowski; Russell Olsen; Mark

 

Curran; M. Mark Mayuga; Kevin Hansel; Kathie Reece-McNeill; John McEnulty;

 

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Morrissette

 

Subject: [AMERICAN_ROAD] Rod's

 

 

 

 

 

Morning,

 

 

 

We are going to have a preservation action meeting at Rod's in Arcadia

 

Saturday June 3 at 10 AM. We invite you all to attend and spend a few

 

hours

 

getting signatures on a petition to save Rods.

 

 

 

Manny Romero the owner will provide everyone lunch. So bring your family,

 

friends and fellow roadies out for this important event. We only need a

 

few

 

hours of your time and the more folks that show up the more impact we will

 

make and signatures we will collect.

 

 

 

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR JUNE 3rd. Let Glen Duncan at

 

gduncan@earthlink.net know if you will be attending. We will have fun and

 

make a major difference to this cause.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

James M Conkle

 

CEO

 

Route 66 Preservation Foundation

 

Preservation Historic Roads & Corridors

 

P O Box 290066

 

Phelan, CA 92329-0066

 

760 617 3991

 

760 868 8614 fax

 

760 868 3320

 

jimconkle@verizon.net

 

www.cart66pf.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest so1o_m

Hey.. My nephew is starting at Purdue university in the fall. I'd like

 

to take either my vespa or old motorcycle there, but i prefer two lane

 

blacktops like old 66.

 

 

 

does anyone have an idea of a decent route?

 

 

 

Thanks and travel safe,

 

Mike

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Guest David G. Clark

Hello:

 

 

 

It's been years, so somebody with more recent knowledge may have a

 

better way. But If it was me, I would take US41 out of Chicago, then

 

pick up US 231 just west of Crown Point, IN. You could then follow 231

 

all the way to West LaFayette.

 

 

 

If somebody else has a better idea, speak up!

 

 

 

Dave Clark

 

Windy City Road Warrior

 

 

 

--- In AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com, "so1o_m" <so1o_m@...> wrote:

 

>

 

> Hey.. My nephew is starting at Purdue university in the fall. I'd

 

like

 

> to take either my vespa or old motorcycle there, but i prefer two

 

lane

 

> blacktops like old 66.

 

>

 

> does anyone have an idea of a decent route?

 

>

 

> Thanks and travel safe,

 

> Mike

 

>

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Guest Pat B.

--- In AMERICAN_ROAD@yahoogroups.com, "so1o_m" <so1o_m@...> wrote:

 

>

 

> Hey.. My nephew is starting at Purdue university in the fall. I'd

 

like

 

> to take either my vespa or old motorcycle there, but i prefer two

 

lane

 

> blacktops like old 66.

 

>

 

> does anyone have an idea of a decent route?

 

>

 

> Thanks and travel safe,

 

> Mike

 

 

 

Mike,

 

Off the top of my head, a couple of routes would exist. One would

 

be to take US 41 out of Chicago and branch off onto US 52 northwest

 

of Fowler and take it into Lafayette. However, there is a lot of semi

 

traffic on 41 and it's 4-lane divided. Vespas and 18 wheelers are

 

never a good combo.

 

Another one would be mainly two-lane. That would be taking 41 out

 

of Chicago and branching off onto US 231 at St. John, IN. It'll be 2-

 

lane from that point all the way down to just northwest of West

 

Lafayette where 231 is co-signed with US 52. There might be a little

 

more to see on this route. The town square in Crown Point is one of

 

the best anywhere, and the Lake County Courthouse has some shops on

 

the lower level. Plenty of antique stores on the town square as well.

 

South of there and northeast of Rensselaer (about halfway between 41

 

and 231 along I-65) is the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm. It's a mega dairy

 

farm that has tours, a cheese shop, and many other interesting

 

aspects, including a birthing barn where up to 80 calves a day are

 

born daily. They boast of 27,000 cows and "4 million glasses of milk

 

served daily". Just about every part of the milking process is seen.

 

I've yet to see it, but we're scheduling a group tour there later in

 

September. Everyone I've talked to who's been there recommend it.

 

More info here: http://www.fairoaksdairyadventure.com

 

Also, there was a "Route 66 Diner" in a strip mall in West Lafayette

 

on US 52. I don't have the exact address, but it was on the westbound

 

side of 52 on the western edge of WL. They had a lot of various 66

 

related memorabilia and entrees. Worth the stop, but the fact it's in

 

a strip mall loses a little bit on me. If it's not there, the XXX

 

Family Restaurant would be the place to eat. They're not in a strip

 

mall, but shouldn't they be? ;-) In Lafayette, be sure to check out

 

the restored Standard Oil station, next to the Tippecanoe Library.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

Pat B.

 

Speedway, IN

 

American Road Yahoo Group Moderator

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Guest Shellee Graham

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

==================

 

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2006 * 2:08 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic highway enthusiasts Shellee Graham and Jim Ross today announced the

 

launch of a new web site dedicated to Route 66 and Roadside Culture images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.route66photographs.com is a collaborative effort containing a wide

 

array of Route 66 and other roadside culture images. The fundamental purpose of

 

the site is to satisfy the demand from individuals as well as commercial users

 

who need images for the hundreds of books, calendars, magazine articles, films,

 

and other related mediums produced on an annual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shellee Graham is among the highway's best known photographers and author of the

 

books "Tales from the Coral Court" and "Return to Route 66." Her work has

 

appeared in regional, national and international shows, to include venues as

 

distant as Samara, Russia. For over a decade, her traveling Route 66 Photo

 

Exhibition has circulated all over the United States and is booked well into the

 

future. In 2005, she became the 8th recipient of the John Steinbeck Award for

 

historic preservation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Ross is author of the book Oklahoma Route 66 and publisher of the Route 66

 

Map Series. In 2001, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame,

 

and later that same year became the 4th recipient of the John Steinbeck Award

 

for historic preservation. He is considered an authority on the history of U.S.

 

66 and is a Co-founder of American Road magazine. His photos have appeared in

 

such publications as AAA's Home & Away, "Route 66 Remembered," "Drive-In

 

Deluxe," and "Route 66: The Mother Road (75th Anniversary Edition)."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route66photographs.com contains images in fifteen different categories, from

 

*Roadside Attractions* and *Vanished Icons* to *Bizarre & Unusual.* At launch,

 

the site contained approximately 300 photos, however new images will be uploaded

 

on a continual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ross and Graham's personal pledge is to offer reasonable rates and to provide

 

friendly, efficient service. For additional information or to schedule

 

interviews, please contact Jim or Shellee at: Jim@route66photographs.com or

 

Shellee@route66photographs.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

=========

 

- - - END - - -

 

=========

 

 

 

http://www.coralcourt.com

 

http://www.cafepress.com/coralcourt

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Guest Bakerhab@aol.com

The 80th Anniversary Festival registration deadline is only 2 weeks away!

 

 

 

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE BANQUET, A BOOTH, THE BREAKFAST, THE BBQ, OR

 

A HOTEL ROOM IS JUNE 13, 2006.

 

 

 

If you haven't already done so, please call and make your HOTEL, BBQ, Booth,

 

Banquet and Breakfast, etc. reservations now. The hotel information is shown

 

below. . .

 

 

 

Check the website for additional registration information or let me know if

 

you have any questions.

 

 

 

Booth/Banquet - www.2006route66festival.com

 

BBQ/Pool Party - Ken Turmel thelandrunner@yahoo.com

 

E-group Breakfast - Mike Ward flyboy1946@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Thanks, we're looking forward to seeing you in Albuquerque in June.

 

 

 

Helen Baker

 

818-705-3930

 

bakerhab at aol.com

 

 

 

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is the host hotel for the festival. Nestled in

 

the historic Old Town Plaza and museum district of Albuquerque, the Hotel

 

Albuquerque at Old Town is adjacent to historic Old Town and located seven miles

 

from the Albuquerque International Airport. This full service hotel offers

 

guests a hotel experience in a setting influenced by a unique blend of

 

Albuquerque's cultural traditions.

 

Guests can explore over 400 years of history and enjoy more than 200

 

shops, galleries and restaurants serving both casual and fine dining at Old

 

Town.

 

A friendly and professional staff help make guests of the Hotel Albuquerque

 

at Old Town Hotel feel at home among the treasures of this quaint Old World

 

setting complete with charming pathways and hidden patios.

 

 

 

A rate of $89.00 has been arranged for festival participants. The hotel is

 

filling up fast. Mention promotional code EAF when making your reservation.

 

Rates for all hotels listed below are for 1 or 2 people. Please use each

 

hotel's direct phone number or the toll free numbers listed below.

 

 

 

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town $89.00

 

800 Rio Grande Blvd.

 

Albuquerque, NM 87104

 

505-843-6300 / 877-901-ROOM

 

Fax: 505-842-9863

 

www.hotelabq.com

 

 

 

Special rates are available for the festival at additional participating

 

hotels if you mention code EAF when making reservations. tThe following hotels

 

are currently taking reservations at special rates. All participating hotels

 

have shuttle service to the host hotel for the event.

 

 

 

Best Western Rio Grande Inn $66.00

 

1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW

 

Albuquerque, NM 87104

 

505-843-9500

 

 

 

Silver Moon Lodge $50.00

 

918 Central Ave NW

 

Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

505-243-1773

 

Toll free 1-866-425-8085

 

 

 

MCM Elegante Hotel $89.00

 

2020 Menaul Blvd NE

 

Albuquerque, NM 87107

 

505-844-2511

 

 

 

The Hotel Blue $69.00

 

717 Central Ave NW

 

Albuquerque, NM 87102

 

505-924-2400

 

Toll free 1-877-878-4868

 

 

 

Best Western Inn Suites Hotel $69.00

 

2400 Yale Blvd SE

 

Albuquerque, NM 87106

 

505-242-7022

 

 

 

Hampton Inn $77.00

 

5101 Ellison NE

 

Albuquerque, NM 87109

 

505-344-1555

 

 

 

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Guest Bob Reynolds

>

 

> I really like this travel photo essay style of the Roadtrip. The

 

photographs

 

> are great, even the camel! The links to the Webshots photo album

 

and the

 

> historical information allows me the luxury of being an armchair

 

traveler.

 

>

 

Glad you like it! I have fun doing the trips, writeups and photos,

 

even if my writeups often get done several weeks after my trips:)

 

 

 

> I have a question on how to read these posts. It may be that it is my

 

> dial-up connection that makes it difficult to view photos, but I

 

wonder whether the

 

> photos are seen by you other members with fast connections along

 

with the

 

> written descriptions in some posts of this type.

 

>I understand that in this

 

> particular that Bob has intentionally separated them by uploading

 

the photos to

 

> Webshots, but I wonder if there are ways to have the pictures and

 

narrative

 

> together.

 

 

 

Not on a direct post to the group. Yahoo does not support combined

 

text and image posts. If you attempt to include images they are

 

removed. There is a photo section in the newsgroup and I used to use

 

that for my pictures. But the space is a bit small, so when I found

 

out about Webshots, I put them there.

 

 

 

The other alternative is to have a website of your own, like Pat and

 

Jennifer Bremer and Denny Gibson have, where you *can* combine image

 

and text.

 

 

 

>I love reading about the American Roads.

 

>

 

> plumgecko

 

>

 

>

 

So do we:)

 

 

 

Happy Motoring,

 

 

 

BabyBoomerBob

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Guest Rich Rheingold

I tried to log in on your new group, it won't let me. How do I do it?

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