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Special announcement October 28, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Sports.
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In case you missed it, a Route 66 town has just won the World Series.

That is all.

;-)

Ride with the Griswolds October 27, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Movies, Road trips.
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Remember the hit movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation”? Remember the Griswold family heading west to find misadventures in an ugly station wagon?

Here’s the original story that inspired it all, written by John Hughes. It’s a hoot.

Warning: Although the story takes place on and off Route 66, don’t try to duplicate this on your own vacation, kids. And some the language is what a lot of adults use.

(Hat tip to Tim Steil.)

Nut House is set to re-open October 27, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses.
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Two couples recently purchased The Nut House on Route 66 near Claremore, Okla., and the business will re-open Thursday.

The Nut House gift shop, at 26677 S. Highway 66, was purchased at an auction by Darryl and Hazel Ward and Fred and Joyce Hannah, all of Claremore. Its hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Thanksgiving. After that, it will be open during those hours seven days a week until New Year’s.

Hazel Ward told me that while the complex will continue to be renovated, The Nut House will sell all kinds of nuts (including Oklahoma pecans), candy and fudge. It also eventually will sell “gift-type items,” she said. In the spring, they tentatively plan to have an herb festival.

“We’re really excited about this” business, Ward said. “I think there’s a lot we can do with it.”

The Nut House’s phone number is 918-266-1604. Its Web site is at www.66nuts.com.

A stroll across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge October 26, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Television.
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Here’s a clip from an old St. Louis public access television show called “World Wide Magazine,” in which Vince and Marty stoll across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that once carried Route 66 from Madison, Ill., to north St. Louis.

Vince and Marty are a coupla goofs, but the footage from the bridge is nice, and so is the “Old Man River” soundtrack.

Calling all Mother Road volunteers October 26, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Events.
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The Clinton (Okla.) Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for 2- to 3-hour shifts to help man a promotional booth at the Best Fest at Riverparks West Bank Festival Area in Tulsa on Nov. 17-19.

The Chamber will be there to promote the 2007 Route 66 Festival. Here’s an Acrobat file of the Best Fest brochure that provides more information about the event.

If you can help e-mail Erin Adams, president of the Clinton Chamber, at erinadams(at)clintonok(dot)org , or call 580-323-2222.

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