Route 66 Pit Stop: Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park

Route 66 Pit Stop: Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park

After getting to know the Blue Whale of Catoosa for a bit, it was time to turn around and head back towards the east. Following Route 66 I passed through the town of Foyil, Oklahoma. My GPS favorites screen showed an entry for a Totem Pole. It was just a few miles that-a-way. Since I more »

Pal’s Sudden Service with Bonus Mufflerman

Pal’s Sudden Service with Bonus Mufflerman

The facade of the Pal’s Sudden Service chain has to be one of the best around. Normally I wouldn’t say such things in polite company but, look at that huge wiener! Back in 2012, when Kenny and I were heading towards the Shady Valley Country Store on TN 421 (The Snake) we happened to zip more »

When Things Feel Awkward With An Old Friend

When Things Feel Awkward With An Old Friend

While doing the Void Rally 11 and for the week following when I was road tripping on it, there were several times when my Tiger felt tall, top-heavy and a smidgen unwieldy. I actually felt like I needed to “be careful” versus operating in a way that felt second nature, if you know what I more »

Drafts and Funk – Keeping My Eyes on the Light

Drafts and Funk – Keeping My Eyes on the Light

At this very moment, there are 187 drafts in my post folder. Some of them are fully fleshed out posts, some are just a sentence, maybe a photo and some are cryptic ramblings that went off the rails that have no business being posted. A blog is a snapshot of the mind, for better or more »

Seen, Unseen and the Route 66 Encyclopedia

Seen, Unseen and the Route 66 Encyclopedia

Route 66 holds sway over my imagination. I know, it’s just a road. And yet, for me something about it transcends that. I can’t be alone in this thinking because it has evolved in to a cultural icon. Maybe it has something to do with being built on ideas, hope and possibility. Though I’ve traveled more »

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