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Pain Walker gives thumbs-up to Trade Winds Inn

Dennis Kinch, the Route 66 walker who’s raising publicity for the National Pain Foundation, is staying at the Trade Winds Inn in Clinton, Okla., until he resumes his journey. This is the motel that’s famed for its Elvis Room —…

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Aztec Motel makes the “Uncanny” list

The Uncanny Valley, a blog that describes itself as a “travel guide to the unusual,” has just added the uniquely decorated Aztec Motel on old Route 66 in Albuquerque to its list. It also lists Precious Moments Park, near the…

Architecture building inspired by Mother Road

The Albuquerque Tribune today has a story about architect Antoine Predock and his latest project, the new University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning building. The project broke ground last month on the university campus, just east of…

Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe changes hands

Ken and Glenda Rivett of the Rivett’s Route 66 Cafe in Sapulpa, Okla., are taking off their aprons and giving them to Allen and Susan Shamburg of Grand Junction, Colo., on Tuesday, according to the Sapulpa Daily Herald. The Rivetts…

Wired Fat Man

CNet.com has written a feature about Steve Vaught, the man who’s trying to lose weight by walking Route 66 and the rest of the country. It takes more of an electronics angle on Vaught’s journey — using a cell phone,…

Route 66ers refute El Vado owner’s statements

The Albuquerque Journal published a story today about El Vado Motel‘s supporters. The Journal is subscription-only, but I’m going to excerpt the good parts: “Believe me, I know of no one traveling from Chicago, New York, France or Germany that…

Bringing Christmas to others

Here’s a heartwarming story by the Long Beach Press-Telegram about Project Love, a nonprofit group led by California Boeing employees to help impoverished children in the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations in Arizona. Volunteers annually bring toys to the Indian…

New video about Pain Walker is posted

A six-minute WindowsMedia video (broadband recommended) has been posted on the Web site of Dennis Kinch, the Route 66 walker who’s raising awareness for the National Pain Foundation. Kinch also has posted a holiday message to pain sufferers and has…

Everything’s coming up roses

Early next week, about 20 classic-car drivers will be departing from Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M., and head for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., reports the Quay County Sun of Tucumcari. The caravan will also make stops…

Pain Walker will stroll into Route 66 Museum

Dennis Kinch, the man who’s walking Route 66 to raise awareness for the National Pain Foundation, will appear at the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Okla., on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The foundation is throwing…

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