Route 66 News

Severe storms strike Texas Panhandle

According to the Amarillo Globe-News: [T]hree tractor-trailers were tangled together when what is believed to be a tornado crossed Interstate 40 between Groom and McLean. According to DPS, there were two injuries out of one of the trucks, one with…

A whole lotta shakin’

The Alibi, an alternative newspaper in Albuquerque, examines a Duke City issue that likely hasn’t occurred to many people — the area is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes. Route 66 travelers are at least vaguely aware about earthquakes when they…

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens

The much-ballyhooed Grand Canyon Skywalk opened to the public Wednesday. Lines were long, and more than 700 people strolled on the Skywalk in the first two hours. Here’s a report by KVOA-TV in Tuscon, Ariz., including video. Here’s a report…

Randy’s of Wildorado is moving

A reader tipped me off that the fine-dining restaurant on Route 66 in Wildorado, Texas, is moving to nearby downtown Amarillo. Sure enough, Randy’s Web site says the restaurant closed its Wildorado location on Feb. 17 and is moving into…

Grand Canyon Skywalk opens tomorrow

The Grand Canyon Skywalk opens to the public at 10 a.m. local time tomorrow, reports KVBC-TV in Las Vegas. The story also has plenty of other details if you want to go there. Reservations are recommended. Chris Kahn of the…

“Voices from Route 66″

Joe Loesch of Readio Theatre teaches eight students in an advanced voice-over class. He used those students in about a four-minute “Voices from Route 66″ podcast. You can listen to it here: (Hat tip to Readio Theatre blog.)  Like this:Like…

Cyber-driving

This Associated Press article touts a bunch of Web sites for people who want to take a virtual road trip down Route 66 and other historic highways if they can’t do the real thing. Many of these sites have already…

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