Jump to content
American Road Magazine
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear…And the joys of driving them today!
beckyrepp

American Road E-newsletter Winter 2006 Ii

Recommended Posts

GREETINGS FROM THE STAFF AT AMERICAN ROAD!

 

Happy Holidays! The AMERICAN ROAD staff would like to extend a hearty welcome to all the new subscribers and AMERICAN ROAD FORUM members! We are thrilled to have more road trip enthusiasts join the growing list of AMERICAN ROAD subscribers and online FORUM Group members.

 

 

Happenings at AMERICAN ROAD magazine:

 

The initial mailing of the Winter 2006 issue went out the week of December 4. Anyone that subscribed between the 4th and through the end of December, 2006 will be scheduled for our supplemental mailing of the Winter 2006 issue. We believe it will help you plan some interesting places to visit on a future road trip!

 

NEW PODCAST & ON-LINE CHAT

 

A NEW PODCAST is up and available on the American Road website. Check it out! http://americanroadmagazine.com/programming/programming.html

 

The podcast features Foster Braun, along with Thomas and Becky Repp, speaking with author Rick Goldschmidt on Bumble, the abominable snow monster from the 1964 classic television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

 

Don't forget that you will also have a chance to join our ON-LINE CHAT with Rick Goldschmidt this coming Thursday, December 21st at 8:00 PM EST! Don't miss this opportunity to ask your questions about Rudolph, the Bumble, and any other of the Rankin Bass characters or productions. Join Rick in the AMERICAN ROAD Chat Room on Thursday, December 21 at 8pm EST. Some of their memorable shows include: Frosty the Snowman, The Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Year Without a Santa Claus.

 

To access the AMERICAN ROAD chat room, simply go to AMERICAN ROAD web site at http://www.americanroadmagazine.com . On the right side of the main page below "The Road Forums", click on the "Online chat" link where a separate window will open that will instruct you to enter a User Name. Give yourself a name, click connect, and you'll be in!

 

 

In this Winter 2006 edition of the AMERICAN ROAD E-NEWSLETTER YOU WILL FIND:

 

-SAVE YOURSELF MONEY AND HEADACHES ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

-AMERICAN ROAD TWO-LANE TRIVIA CONTEST WINNER

-CLASSIFIEDS

-AMERICAN ROAD FORUM-NEW ONLINE CONTEST, DECEMBER FORUM CONTEST WINNER

-ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A GIFT?

-WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

-INEXPENSIVE & GREAT GIFT IDEA

-MANY THANKS TO THE ADVERTISERS IN AMERICAN ROAD

 

 

SAVE YOURSELF MONEY AND HEADACHES ON YOUR NEXT TRIP

 

When you and your family of four are packed in the minivan on the road this holiday season there is a new service that allows you to get information that you need -- for free.

 

Instead of giving in to the knee jerk need to dial 411, save yourself the buck fifty or more and dial 1-800-Free411 instead. The call is totally free and you receive the same exact database of listings you would have if you had called the old directory assistance number.

 

Jingle Networks launched this free service in September of 2005 and since then has saved consumers more than $150 Million and has processed over 120 million calls. A recent survey showed that 71 percent of consumers strongly believe 411 services should be free of charge.

 

The way it works is callers request the number they need and listen to 10-15 seconds of direct advertising spots before connecting to their requested listing. While consumers have learned to tune out most advertising (whether TV or online) as background noise, they will likely be happy to hear the brief spot of commercial since it is usually targeted to exactly the type of listing they had requested.

 

So say you want the number for Blue Cab in Detroit, you might hear a Red Cab promotional offering of $5 off your next taxi ride across town, that’s even more savings. Some users report up to $20 savings a month by using Free411 services.

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN ROAD TWO-LANE TRIVIA

 

The 4th person that responded to me via e-mail with the correct answer to the trivia question (below) won a copy of the DVD "National Park" series by Questar. Discover the treasures of America’s National Parks. Retail value $49.95. The winner is Mike Ward of Mesa, Arizona.

 

Trivia Question: What is the name of the individual whom the M*A*S*H character Radar O’Reilly, from Ottumwa, Iowa, is likely based on?

 

Answer: Donald Shaffer

 

 

*Special thanks to the QUESTAR for sponsoring the AMERICAN ROAD TWO-LANE TRIVIA QUESTIONS.

 

 

CLASSIFIEDS

 

CALIFORNIA HISTORIC ROUTE 66 ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enjoyment of Historic Route 66 in California. A quarterly newsletter, ROADSIGNS, includes news on events, preservation issues, history, and current Route information in California, along with news and contacts from the other Route 66 states, and is included with annual membership. E-mail: kickinon66@msn.com or visit http://www.wemweb.com for a membership application.

 

 

Gambi Hill Cabins offer 12 cabins on ten acres of forest: full kitchens in ten cabins, mini-kitchens--micro, fridge, and coffee pot in the other two. All cabins are separate with private decks, BBQs, and occasional visits from Bigfoot! One mile from Willow Creek,

California, on Highway 299. Call 530-629-2701.

 

 

HOTELS.COM: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/tk72qiqemp3648CA7D354877CA4

Search Here for Hotels.com Best Hotel Deals!

 

 

The River House in Florence Oregon. Greet the day from the terrace

overlooking the beautiful Siuslaw River! The River House is just steps from the unique shops and restaurants of Old Town and five minutes from ocean beaches, the Oregon Dunes and two 18 hole golf courses. Free internet access, cable TV, in room coffee, guest

laundry. http:// www.riverhouseflorence.com

 

 

WORLDTRAVELER.COM – 10% off storewide and Free shipping on orders over $100 - Save on luggage and travel gear at http://www.kqzyfj.com/3h108tgockn1426A85B13262969B.

 

 

COOL SPRINGS Mobil Station circa 1926 15 miles west of Kingman Arizona on Old Route 66. History Museum, quality gift shop of art prints, unique gifts, Indian jewelry. Open year round Tuesday-Sunday 9-5PM Museum includes Rolling Stones memorabilia, petroliana, WWII Kingman Airfield, Will Rogers paintings.... check us

out....http://www.coolspringsroute66.com.

 

 

PHOENIX INN SUITES - Vancouver is conveniently located near the gateway to the scenic Columbia Gorge and Portland International Airport. Our Vancouver hotel has the perfect location for business or leisure travelers. Each morning we feature a delicious, Complimentary Breakfast Buffet. Our staff guarantees a professional friendly service to make your stay most enjoyable. http://phoenixinnsuites.com/

 

 

TRAVELOCITY CAR RENTAL RATES: http://www.kqzyfj.com/fb106dnvjru8B9DHFCI8A9CHGAHG" Find the Best Car Rental Rates in Top Destinations

 

TONYCRAIG.NET – Explore the NEW BACKROADS PHOTO COLLECTION! Over 30 new images. Yes, it’s now up on the web for your viewing pleasure. All images individually printed on high quality art paper—and quality inspected by the photographer. Visit

http://www.tonycraig.net.

 

 

NATIONAL HISTORIC ROUTE 66 FEDERATION. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE http://www.national66.org • Find answers to frequently asked questions about Route 66 • Shop for dozens of Route 66

items • Make reservations for Route 66 events • Look through the Route 66 photo and vintage postcard galleries • Join the National Historic Route 66 Federation.

 

 

NEBRASKA offers living history and vast horizons. The land's subtle beauty and diversity draw outdoor enthusiasts. Museums, historical attractions, golf, shopping, and restaurants appeal to all. Settle into lodging ranging from elegant hotels to guest

ranches. For a free travel packet, log on to http://www.visitNebraska.org or call 877NEBRASKA.

 

 

RIDEGEAR.com. http://www.dpbolvw.net/bo117mw3s-2HKIMQOLRHRKOQLJI" Shop RideGear outlet!

 

 

ELK MEADOW VACATION VILLAGE is "the best place to stay in

Redwood National Park". Open during construction with a Pre-Grand Opening Special of $199.00 a night for an authentic Redwood Logger's cabin with 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a fully equipped kitchen and in-house laundry area. Just a few steps from elk in the front yard and redwood trees all around. (707) 488-2602

 

 

-MAPS.com. http://www.tkqlhce.com/sc65p19y58NQOSWURXNPOSPSOQR"

Premium Holiday Gifts at Maps.com!

 

 

http://www.jdoqocy.com/87117y3B-7APSQUYWTZPRQUUZTVX Click here to compare travel insurance.

 

*Our advertisers and affiliate programs help support the free information provided via americanroadmagazine.com and our e-newsletter. Be sure to tell them you saw them in American Road or at Americanroadmagazine.com.

 

 

AMERICAN ROAD FORUM GROUP

 

If you were a member of the AMERICAN ROAD yahoo group, you’ve automatically been signed up for membership on the AMERICAN ROAD FORUM. If you did not receive a welcome message

and login information please let us know—we will be happy to help. If you’ve never participated, now is the time. Share stories with other road enthusiasts. Send FREE e-postcards to your friends. You can sign up for this FREE group when you visit our web site at AMERICANROADMAGAZINE.COM.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW AMERICAN ROAD FORUM CONTEST

WINNER!

 

We kicked off a new Contest on our Forum! " We are excited to launch our new monthly contest and we hope it will encourage everyone to travel with AMERICAN ROAD on our nation's great roads!

 

Starting next month, each contest will offer *two * chances to win a prize, as follows:

 

1) PART 1 - We want to see your travels with AMERICAN ROAD Magazine! Have your photo taken with a copy of AMERICAN ROAD in front of a recognizable landmark or area and submit your entry (as a JPG file) to either Pat or Jennifer Bremer at the e-mail address(es) below. Be sure to let us know: your name and where the photo was taken, just in case we don't know! If your photo is selected for the month, you win!

 

2) PART 2 - The winning photo will be displayed in a post on the forum...this will be the 2nd part of the contest, where the rest of the forum members get a chance to win too! Here's how it will work.... Jennifer will "hide" the winning photo, and every other day will "reveal" a small part of the photo. As the photo is revealed, the first person to contact either Pat or Jennifer at the e-mail address(s) below with the correct location of the photo wins!

 

The contest started this month, and we already have a winner!

 

Good luck and be ready to submit YOUR photos for the January contest!

 

Rules:

 

* Have your photo taken with a copy of AMERICAN ROAD magazine in front of a recognizable landmark or area. Send a JPG file to Pat (pbremer at americanroadmagazine.com) or Jennifer (jbremer at americanroadmagazine.com - remove the spaces and substitute the at with @, of course!). You can also e-mail us through the forum.

* Contestants may submit as many photos of themselves as they wish per contest, provided they are of different locations.

* All photos submitted are eligible for that month's contest only and will be discarded after the contest ends. However, you are free to resubmit any of your photos for the next contest.

* The forum member whose photo is selected wins a prize for the first part of the contest, but obviously is ineligible for the second part of the contest!

 

 

 

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A LAST MINUTE GIFT?

 

Search no more. American Road is the perfect gift that they will enjoy all year long! We can even e-mail you a personalized gift note that you can immediately print out and wrap or put in a stocking. No waiting in line, no hassles. Order today by calling toll-free 1-877-285-5434, or order on-line (http://www.americanroadmagazine.com). We also now have GIFT CERTIFICATES (available in $5.00 increments)! They may be used by the recipient to purchase subscriptions, back issues, or any item in the Hitching Post. These may be purchased on-line from our store using PayPal.

 

And, don't forget all the great gift ideas advertised in AMERICAN ROAD and on our new website! Be sure to visit our NEW on-line store at http://americanroadmagazine.com/catalog/. And, visit

http://americanroadmagazine.com/advertising/adv_request.html for our list of advertisers offering great gift and travel ideas. Be sure to tell them you saw it in AMERICAN ROAD!

 

 

 

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. We love receiving your cards, letters and e-mails. 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.)

 

 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC HISTORIC HIGHWAYS OR AUTO TRAILS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ ABOUT IN AMERICAN ROAD?

 

Let us know. We review reader input when planning our feature schedule.

 

INEXPENSIVE & GREAT GIFT IDEA

 

If you are planning a family trip in 2007, maps, visitor guides -available FREE from visitor bureaus, etc. make wonderful stocking stuffers. Accompany these items with inexpensive gifts that little, or big, kids can use while planning or on the journey (guide books, disposable cameras, a travel journal). The maps and guides will stimulate discussion and encourage all members of the family to get involved in planning the trip.

 

MANY THANKS TO THE ADVERTISERS IN AMERICAN ROAD

 

They help make AMERICAN ROAD possible. When you patronize them be sure to tell them you saw them in AMERICAN ROAD.

 

Now, for your convenience, you can obtain your FREE travel information from our advertisers—no stamps, no long distance charges, no need to visit multiple websites—simply visit our NEW Request for Advertiser Information Card at:

http://americanroadmagazine.com/advertising/adv_request.html

 

ADVERTISERS

Albany County (Laramie, Wyo.)Tourism Board 800-445-5303 laramie-tourism.org

Albany Lodge 307-745-5782 albanylodge.com

Alton, Ill. 800-ALTON-IL visitalton.com

American Sign Museum 513-258-4020 signmuseum.org

Arapahoe, Neb. 308-962-7777 arapahoe-ne.com

Arcadia Publishing 888-313-2665 arcadiapublishing.com

Atlanta, Ill. 217-648-2351 atlantaillinois.org

Belloit, Wisc. 800-4-BELOIT visitbeloit.com

Berwyn, Ill. 708-788-8100

California US Route 6 Tourist Association route6tour.com

Clark’s Valero Travel Center 760-342-4776 clarkstravelcenter.com

Colorado US Route 6 Heritage Corporation 970-854-3517 holyokechamber.org

Cool Springs 928-ROUTE66 coolspringsroute66.com

Days Inn (Laramie, Wyo.) 800-325-2525 daysinn.com

Delta City Corporation, Utah 435-864-2759 deltautah.com

Explore North Central/West Minnesota exploreminnesotancw.com

Explore Wisconsin US 51 866-HWY-51-WI explorehwy51.com

EZ66 Guide for Travelers 909-336-6131 http://www.national66.org

Flashback Malt Shoppe & Gifts 503-738-6614 flashbackinseaside.com

Fleming, Colo. 970-265-4925 bestrockymountainoysters.com

Gallup, N. Mex. 800-242-4282 gallupnm.org

Great River Road Minnesota 763-212-2560 experiencemississippiriver.com

Happy Camp (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce 530-493-2900 happycampchamber.com

Heritage Corridor (Ill.) CVB 800-926-CANAL heritagecorridorcvb.com

Hillrose, Colo. 970-847-3761

Historic National Road in Illinois 888-268-0042 nationalroad.org

Hurley, Wisc. 866-340-4334 hurleywi.com

Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project 866-378-7866 illinoisroute66.org

Janesville, Wisc. 800-48-PARKS janesvillecvb.com

John Claar's Hitching Post 877-285-5434 http://www.mockturtlepress.com

Lancaster, Calif. cityoflancasterca.org

Lincoln Highway Trading Post 800-454-8319 http://www.lhtp.com

Litchfield, Ill. 217-324-5253 litchfield.il.us

Macoupin County, Ill. 217-854-7727 macoupincountyonline.net

Manitowish Waters, Wisc. 888-626-9877 manitowishwaters.org

Merrill, Wisc. 877-907-2757 merrillchamber.com

Minocqua, Wisc. 800-44-NORTH minocqua.org

Mountain View Historic Hotel & Coffee Shoppe inside back 888-400-9953 themountainviewhotel.com

Motorcycle 101 http://www.soundrider.com

Munger Moss Motel 417-532-3111 mungermoss.com

Nebraska US Route 6 Tourist Association route6tour.com

Old Corral Hotel & Steak House 866-OLD-CORRAL oldcorral.com

Onlinestates.com http://www.onlinestates.com

Oregon California Trails Association 888-811-6282 octa-trails.org

Paccom Films 800-786-6695 66films.com

Palmdale, Calif. cityofpalmdale.org

Parachute, Colo. 970-285-7830 parachutecolorado.com

Pennsylvania Route 6 Tourist Association 87-PAROUTE6 paroute6.com

Pioneer Country, Idaho 888-201-1063 seidaho.org

Pontiac, Ill. 800-835-2055

Pony Express Territory 888-359-9449 ponyexpressnevada.com/hwy50

Questar DVDs 877-285-5434

Roadworks Gifts & Souvenirs 928-289-5423 roadworksroute66.com

Route 66 Festival 2007 Clinton, Okla. route66festival2007.com

Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center 217-529-6626 route66hotel.com

Santa Clarita, Calif. visitsantaclarita.com

Snowy Mountain Lodge 866-GO-SNOWY snowymountainlodge.com

Snowy Range Snowmobile Tours 800-374-SLED

Stevens Point/Plover, Wisc. 800-236-4636 stevenspointarea.com

Super 8 Motel (Laramie, Wyo.) 800-800-8000 super8.com

Tallassee Rental Cabins 865-776-2147 tallasseerentalcabins.com

Tony Craig Art Gallery tonycraig.net

Twisters 50s Soda Fountain 928-635-0266 route66place.com

University of New Mexico Press 800-249-7737 unmpress.com

US Route 6 Tourist Association route6tour.com

Wausau Central Wisconsin 888-WI-VISIT visitwausau.com

Waushara County, Wisc. whereupnorthbegins.com

White Pine Chamber of Commerce 775-289-8877 elywhitepinechamber.com

WyColo Lodge 307-755-5160 wycololodge.com

 

 

 

GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS THE GREEN LIGHT—advertise in American Road. (National/State Tourism/Eastern Regional Advertisers contact the Advertising Main Office -The McNeill Group (1-800-394-5157 or via e-mail at mg@americanroadmagazine.com). Western Regional Advertisers contact Dick Bublitz, at 1-877-285-5434 x31 for information on this affordable advertising option).

 

PARK PLACE

 

Your curbside calendar - to submit your events for the calendar please use our new

Calendar Event Submission Form on our new website at

https://americanroadmagazine.com/calendar/c...ndar_submission.

 

Due to the high volume of listings we receive, calendar listings are now made available

through our new website at: http://americanroadmagazine.com/calendar/calendar.html

 

 

IS IT TIME TO RENEW/SUBSCRIBE TO AMERICAN ROAD?

 

Check the address label on you latest issue of AMERICAN ROAD. If the label indicates

Autumn 2006 (or a prior issue) above your name, then your subscription has expired and

its time to renew! Renewal notices were mailed recently. If you recently mailed in your

renewal form with payment, it is possible that the next renewal letter may have crossed

your payment in the mail. Please disregard the notice if that is the case.

 

You may now renew or subscribe on line. Simply go to the following link:

http://americanroadmagazine.com/subscribe/subscribe.html

 

You may also subscribe or renew by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-285-5434. If we

are assisting another caller, it will roll over to voicemail—so please leave us a

message. We are always happy to call you back.

 

DREAM WELL AND DRIVE SAFELY ON THE AMERICAN ROAD!

 

You received this message because you provided your address to Mock Turtle

Press—publisher of AMERICAN ROAD magazine. We use your e-mail to periodically provide you with information (subscription renewals, announcements, surveys, etc.) We do not sell e-mail addresses. If you wish to be removed from the list to receive future e-mail

newsletters from us please e-mail becky@americanroadmagazine.com.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AMERICAN ROAD TWO-LANE TRIVIA

 

The 4th person that responded to me via e-mail with the correct answer to the trivia question (below) won a copy of the DVD "National Park" series by Questar. Discover the treasures of America’s National Parks. Retail value $49.95. The winner is Mike Ward of Mesa, Arizona.

Oooooohhhh... Nice prize! I have that DVD set, and it's the kind. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oooooohhhh... Nice prize! I have that DVD set, and it's the kind. :)

 

It is a good set. We'll look forward to having you participate in our upcoming contests!

Best,

Becky Repp

General Manager

becky@americanroadmagazine.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×