I should just defer to Ron Warnick's blog today, since his picture of the newly-installed neon on the Meadow Gold sign is MUCH better than mine. Check it out: http://rwarn17588.wordpress.com/. I didn't get up close enough to take a good shot because I didn't want to park and walk across the busy street, and there were tons of trucks in the parking lot below the sign. So, what you see is what you get. Ok, I know you can't see the neon tubes, but take my word for it, they're there. It's just nice to know that the neon is installed on the one side of the sign, because that brings us that much closer to the big lighting ceremony.
I'm the owner of Afton Station, in Afton Oklahoma, a small private Route 66 memorabilia and antique car museum housed in a restored filling station. We are visited daily by both domestic and foreign travelers who are exploring the charms of old Route 66. Their stories will be told here (and maybe a little bit of other stuff, too.) Since I live 80 miles from Afton Station, a straight shot on Route 66, you'll probably hear a lot about the Mother Road, too.