I gave a Route 66 talk to about 75 retired Tulsa teachers today. I knew I was preaching to the choir when I asked, "How many of you have driven on Route 66 anywhere, not including here in Tulsa?" and nearly every hand in the room was raised. It was a great group, with good questions and a lot of interest. I hope I've inspired some of them to get back out on the road. . . and especially to drive up to Afton!
Ron M. came along to help lug the books and other visuals I took with me, and to help out if my mouth went totally dry (a la Marco Rubio) or if I forgot what I wanted to say. Fortunately, neither of these things happened, although I'm sure Ron could have added some pearls of wisdom if he'd spoken up. He also took these pictures.
All in all, I felt quite good about the event, and now that its over, I can finally exhale. . .