Thursday, July 23, 2015

Old Friends and New

Surprise visits from some old Route 66 friends are always a great way to brighten the day.  When they're mixed with new folks who are visiting Route 66 for the first time, it gets even better.

When a van pulled up with signatures adorning every inch of it, we knew it was time for Jim Conkle to arrive.  This long time advocate of all things 66 is on another mission now, the Save Route 66 initiative which hopes to create a Mojave Trails National Monument in California which will protect and preserve a 103-mile stretch of the Mother Road.   He was accompanied by three other advocates, one being Mrs. California Route 66 (complete with tiara and sash!) and the aforementioned very visible van.
 Ron M. and I were invited to sign the van.   Further information about this mission can be found at
Our dear friend Jane Dippel also stopped by on her most recent Route trip, this time to Tucumcari, NM.  She was traveling with another Route 66 fan, Dan Oberle.

 A family from Rio de Janeiro Brazil found fascination in signing the wall of the work room.
A couple of big families visited.  These as from Durant, Oklahoma. . .
. . . and another from Pryor, Oklahoma.
To complete today's roster of 37 travelers, we visited with those from Houston TX, Leslie MI, Victorville CA, Springfield MO, Ft. Atkinson WI,  and Tulsa OK.

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