Route 66 News

Motel reopens in Atlanta, Ill.

The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that a motel that had been closed for eight months near Interstate 55 in the Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill., has reopened as an America’s Best Value Inn. I believe the motel had been called…

Lincoln Museum is a must-see

While visiting my parents in Illinois, my father strongly urged that I visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which is on Route 66 in Springfield. Because Dad isn’t easily impressed, I thought I’d better get there. Dad was…

I’m back

I returned tonight from seeing family in Illinois and checking out a few road attractions — some on Route 66 and some not. I’ll get some rest tonight after logging about 1,100 miles in the past three days or so.…

Another Foyil athlete

The little Oklahoma Route 66 town of Foyil has turned out some spectacular athletes over the years. First there was Andy Payne, the distance runner who crossed the finish line first in the 1928 “Bunion Derby,” and now there’s NFL…

Rick and Jane update

Rick and Jane McKinney, the evangelists walking Route 66 as part of their Walk to Reclaim America campaign, posted an update yesterday about their recent adventures, including a memorable experience on the Hualapai reservation in western Arizona. Route 66 is…

Pain Walker reaches Vega

Dennis Kinch, the spokesman for the National Pain Foundation who is walking the length of Route 66 as part of an awareness-raising campaign, has reached Vega, Texas, home of the Vega Motel and Dot’s Mini-Museum. According to his Web site,…

Pixar in the news

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article about John Lasseter and Ed Catmull of Pixar, the animation studio behind the upcoming film Cars. The article talks about Disney’s recent $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar and the synergy between Lasseter —…

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