A war for weiners

KSPR-TV in Springfield, Mo., reported an interesting conflict between two streetside hot-dog vendors operating in the city's downtown and an ordinance that threatens to shut one of them down. Pete Sterpe decided to start a business, Route 66 Hot Dogs, about a year ago. He chose a spot on the sidewalk where to sell them. … Continue reading A war for weiners

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A dream in the desert

The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., posted quite an article about Gus Lizalde, who purchased the Route 66 hamlet of Chambless, Calif., years ago and hopes to eventually businesses in that spot. He described his vision for a multimillion-dollar makeover. "It's going to be a full-blown restoration to the way it was built," Lizalde said. "I … Continue reading A dream in the desert

Catching up on our Bible watching

I missed the last few videos from the ongoing "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible" series. I'm not sure how this happened, although I've noticed the search functions for YouTube have become erratic lately. Anyway, here are the entries on the books of the Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Lamentations (the latter … Continue reading Catching up on our Bible watching

Deck the cars

Albuquerque recently held its annual Christmas parade on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Here, the cars and a fair number of people are festooned with Christmas lights. Given Albuquerque's long history of colorful neon signs, the parade seems like a nod to that tradition.

A visit to La Posada

This slide show posted on YouTube turns out to be a good overview of the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz.

Riding at Route 66

A couple of weeks ago while cruising the East 11th Street portion of Route 66 in rural Tulsa, we noticed a bunch of saddled horses on the old Brashear's "Rent a Horse to Ride" property. Seconds later, we spotted new signs on the fence around the property, advertising Route 66 Riding Stables and "Rent a … Continue reading Riding at Route 66

Pevely Dairy plant named to National Register

The old Pevely Dairy Plant, on the more-obscure Chouteau Avenue alignment of Route 66 in St. Louis, was named to the National Register of Historic Places effective Nov. 18, according to an e-mail from the National Park Service. Pevely Dairy, especially its ice cream, was a St. Louis institution for more than a century. But … Continue reading Pevely Dairy plant named to National Register

Videos from the road

Michael at GreatCarsTV.com has uploaded a few Route 66 videos on YouTube in the past day or so. You'll probably find these clips, which take place along Arizona and California, enjoyable.

Oklahoma Route 66 on motorcycle

You saw a teaser clip of "Two Wheel Oklahoma" a few days ago. Now here's the complete segment about Route 66 from Sapulpa to Arcadia, in three parts. It's really well-done.  

First class inducted into Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame eventually will open on Route 66 of Chandler, Okla. Recently, the first seven members of the Hall of Fame were announced, and they will be inducted at the Route 66 Interpretive Center in town on Dec. 6. The seven inductees will be: Bill Tilghman, Heck Thomas and Chris … Continue reading First class inducted into Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame