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Photo of ’58 Chevy featured on GM’s FYI Blog



This photo I took in Tucumcari, NM while cruising Route 66 with Brad this summer was featured on GM’s FYI Blog as the photo of the day today.

Woohoo!

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Six days on the road and I’m gonna make it home tonight



Several of you have sent me text messages in the last day or two asking such questions as “Where are you now?” and “Are you dead?”

I apologize for the lack of posting once we left Vegas. Unfortunately, on the way back we didn’t stay anywhere with a good internet connection, and the scenery was too damn gorgeous for the camera phone to do it justice. I mean, come on, just look at the shot above. Seriously, is this not the most incredible stretch of road anywhere?

It’s taken me more time than it should have, but I’ve updated the photo set with the rest of the trip pictures. You can see us stand on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. (We’re such a fine sight to see.)

To see each photo with comments, you can check out the set here:

My Route 66 set on Flickr

If you want to view them as a nifty animated presentation (but without my witty comentary) you can check out the slideshow here:

See the slideshow

I definitely recommend viewing a couple of the shots in the mountains in Arizona at a larger size. It’s pretty much impossible to capture the scale and awe-inspiring depth of the place in a picture, but it really does it injustice when you have to look at it in a tiny photo. Click the little magnifying glass button above any of the photos to blow them up and see more detail.

In the next few days, hopefully I’ll get around to writing down some of the stories from the trip and sharing them here. I’m incredibly grateful that Brad let me to talk him into taking this crazy-ass ride with me. We had been talking about doing something like this for a couple of years, and I’m so glad it finally happened.

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The Hat Trick of Suck



I don’t know how much of this sign you can make out, but the three shows playing at the Las Vegas Hilton are:

1 – Star Trek: The Experience

2 – Barry Manilow

3 – Menopause: The Musical

I guess that’s the perfect hotel for the sci-fi fanboy and the mother whose basement he lives in.

Everyone else, you have been warned.

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IN-N-OUT BURGER



“Those are good burgers, Walter.”
— Theodore Donald “Donny” Kerabatsos

“Shut the f— up, Donny.”
— Walter Sobchak

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Viva Las Vegas



We made it. Blogging will likely be light for the next few days.

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When I retire…



I want to move out into the middle of nowhere and run a store like this one.

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Greetings from Arizona



More photos have been added to the Flickr set here.

Too tired to summarize the day, right now. Rest assured, it’s coming soon.

Rest. Assured, it’s coming soon, too.

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Wish y’all was here



Good morning from Amarillo!

Yesterday was a nice day on the road. This picture was taken at the “Volkswagen Ranch” — an art installation that parodies the famous Cadillac Ranch. (We’ll hit the Caddy Ranch today.)

To see my other pictures from Day One on the road, you can check out the set here:
My Route 66 set on Flickr

If you want to view them as a nifty animated presentation (but without my witty comentary) you can check out the slideshow here:
See the slideshow

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Howdy from the Texas Panhandle!



Taken outside Alanreed, Texas.

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Going West: Young Men

Tomorrow morning my friend Brad and I are packing up the car and heading out on the road. The plan is to meet up with Route 66 in Amarillo and then head west. All we know so far is that somewhere in the middle of this journey we have a reservation at the Hard Rock in Vegas. Beyond that, we’ll just be practing tumbleweed travel: We’ll roll wherever the wind takes us.

If you have any recommendations, or if you’ve traveled the “Mother Road” before, we’d love to hear from you. Like I said, we’re flying by the seat of our pants, so any ideas of neat places to see (or locales to avoid) would be appreciated.