Health nuts

Looks like one of the Thessalonians needs a spotter, and the other has a case of OCD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFk4FfSAvD4 This is the latest edition of "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible." This video chapter concentrates on the first book of Thessalonians.

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A few inside details from “Cars 2”

Author Michael Wallis, who voiced the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in Disney-Pixar's "Cars" and served as the film's Route 66 consultant, recently completed voicework on the sequel "Cars 2." Although he hasn't seen a final edit of the film slated for theaters June 24, he revealed a few tidbits about it: --- Wallis is "almost positive" … Continue reading A few inside details from “Cars 2”

For a really big meal …

Folks may laugh at restaurant gimmicks like this ... until they remember the Big Texan Steak Ranch's 72-ounce steak challenge has helped keep it in the public eye for more than 40 years. This restaurant is Cookin' From Scratch, near Route 66 in Doolittle, Mo. It boasts of a 66-ounce challenge, which is this: The … Continue reading For a really big meal …

Shake-up at the Route 66 Festival

A committee that oversees the June 9-12 International Route 66 Festival in Amarillo, Texas, recently took the responsibility for organizing the festival and its awards night away from longtime Route 66 enthusiast Jim Conkle. In the wake of that move, Conkle has vowed to hold another Route 66 festival in Joplin, Mo., the following weekend. Conkle says … Continue reading Shake-up at the Route 66 Festival

Angel on their shoulders

Here's a lodging option near Luther, Okla., if you're traveling Route 66 -- Angel's Way Guest Ranch. If you're the immediate family of a police officer who died in the line of duty, you get to stay overnight for free. The video explains why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmq4lzzX0vM Angel's Way Guest Ranch is three miles north of Luther, … Continue reading Angel on their shoulders

Bill would cut funding to Claremore museums

A bill working its way through the Oklahoma Legislature would cut funding to the Will Rogers Memorial Museums and the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum along Route 66 in Claremore, Okla., reported the Claremore Daily Progress. State Rep. Leslie Osborn (R-Tuttle) proposes phasing out funding to those museums so money can be devoted to … Continue reading Bill would cut funding to Claremore museums

Antiques TV show coming to Albuquerque

The "Treasure Hunters Roadshow" syndicated television show is coming to Albuquerque on March 1-4 for filming along Route 66 in the city, according to a press release today. Albuquerque residents are invited to bring their rare collectibles and antiques to the Inn at Rio Rancho for evaluation by antique experts from 9 am to 6 … Continue reading Antiques TV show coming to Albuquerque

Panel advances Oklahoma Route 66 bike trail bill

The Oklahoma Legislature's House Transportation Committee advanced a measure Wednesday that would create an approximate 90-mile "Historic Bike Trail" along Route 66 from Sapulpa to Edmond. The committee passed House Bill 2049 by a 14-5 margin. It is now on the House floor. The bill, introduced by Rep. Lewis Moore (R-Arcadia) and co-authored by Sen. Andrew … Continue reading Panel advances Oklahoma Route 66 bike trail bill

‘No chance’ marathon organizer will be rehired

Joplin's city manager said there was "no chance" Dean Reinke would be rehired as the director of the 2011 Mother Road Marathon, according to a report in the Joplin Globe. In an e-mail headlined “A Special Message from the Mother Road Marathon,” Reinke, of Winter Haven, Fla., questions the city’s ability to put on the … Continue reading ‘No chance’ marathon organizer will be rehired

Exploring the Inland Empire’s Route 66

Here's a good video about The Magic Lamp Inn restaurant, which has graced Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., since 1955. This is part of the ongoing Inland Empire Explorer series. Here are more Route 66-related videos about Sierra Bakery and Wigwam Motel in Rialto, and the McDonald's Museum in San Bernardino (owned by Juan … Continue reading Exploring the Inland Empire’s Route 66