Sherlock Luke

In this latest episode of "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible," we learn that Luke was quite a sleuth.

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Cars Land reaches construction milestone

The Cars Land complex at Disneyland Resort, patterned after the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs in the movie "Cars," reached a milestone Friday when a final steel supporting beam was fastened to the Cadillac Range, according to the Orange County Register. The Cadillac Range is a fictional mountain range patterned after the Cadillac … Continue reading Cars Land reaches construction milestone

Pontiac museum may come to Pontiac, naturally

In this story Friday in the New York Times about the dying Pontiac vehicle brand, which officially ends tomorrow, I stumbled on this intriguing passage: “You hate to see them go, but they were floundering and couldn’t find their place in the market,” said Tim Dye, who owns 21 Pontiacs from various eras and a … Continue reading Pontiac museum may come to Pontiac, naturally

Illinois receives grant for bicycle trail

McLean County, Ill., has received a $1.5 million federal grant to help build a 4-mile bicycle trail along Route 66 from Normal to Towanda, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The money came from federal excise taxes on fuel, and can be used for developing alternative forms of transportation. Local matching funds are required for such … Continue reading Illinois receives grant for bicycle trail

Woman finishes Route 66 bicycle trip for Komen fund

Iris Klein, the woman who decided to bicycle Route 66 to raise money for a breast cancer research fund, reached the end of the road Tuesday at the Santa Monica Pier, according to the Santa Monica Mirror. Klein, who is German, set up BIKE4THECURE because she lost a close personal friend to breast cancer in … Continue reading Woman finishes Route 66 bicycle trip for Komen fund

The ghost of the Painted Desert Inn

I didn't know this about the historic Painted Desert Inn, located in the Petrified Forest National Park. Apparently I have a new contender for the top ghost sites on Route 66 that I posted yesterday. According to National Parks Traveler: Almost 60 years ago, during the evening of April 9, 1953, the Painted Desert Inn … Continue reading The ghost of the Painted Desert Inn

A virtual tour of the Mother Road

The World Monuments Fund in 2007 listed Route 66 as one of the most threatened historical sites in the world. Now, the group has hired a company to to create a virtual tour of a small section of the Mother Road. It is hoped that these virtual programs can be expanded to include many other … Continue reading A virtual tour of the Mother Road

Hit-and-run crash damages Tulsa restaurant

A hit-and-run motorist crashed into and damaged the Corner Cafe, 11th Street (aka Route 66) and Peoria Avenue in Tulsa, early Monday, reported the Tulsa World. The vehicle struck the western corner of the restaurant at 2:11 a.m. Even though it is a busy corner, restaurant owner Ali Khater said it was the first time such … Continue reading Hit-and-run crash damages Tulsa restaurant

Top ghost sites on Route 66

In the spirit of the Halloween holiday, I decided to list the most notorious spots on Route 66 where ghosts and other unexplained phenomena occur. Literally dozens of locations along the Mother Road have seen such weirdness over the decades. I narrowed it down to the top five: Spook Light, near Quapaw, Okla.: Also known … Continue reading Top ghost sites on Route 66