Girl in western hat leaning on red wall in Winslow Arizona

WINSLOW LIVING

Pre-dawn Winslow is a wonderful time of day. Morning air in Winslow is calm and clean, the trains are rumbling, coffee is hot, and people are visiting with “Easy”, Glenn, and the girl in the flatbed Ford. Morning Blues with Tommy Tommy Dukes sets up at the Arizona Trading Company around eight AM most days…

Solo Palm Tree bright blue night sky with clouds.

LEAVING my CALIFORNIA HOME

This post about leaving home began in January and while it’s still the same theme, everything is different. Here’s the original, “We expect to be completely out of Orange County by late February and it’s finally sinking in. Though I lived in four other states growing up, Orange County California was always home. Even while…

A fine time on the High Plateau

Today is our 15th Anniversary! Happy Anniversary Lori! Yesterday was nice too Lori took the truck to her parents so I hitched a ride from the motel with “Stoney” (a tile man working on the soon to be Soda Fountain across from us). The mornings have been cool and calm and at 7:00 tourists trickle…

Back to Route 66 and Winslow

Seligman! We scored again at Snow-Cap! Last summer’s rooftop show with John Delgadillo’s band was followed up with a performance by Angel’s band. Seligman is one of the best stops on Route 66, the Delgadillo family makes sure everyone has a good time. Angel is the person credited with organizing the movement to save Route…

Camp 66 Motor Palace!

The mirror we bought at the swap meet in Tustin fits! We’ll hang it up after we paint. We finally got to sleep in the Motor Palace! The apartment’s almost done so we decided to give it a try for the 18th Annual “Just Cruzin’ Car Show.” “Almost done” as in electricity, water, toilet, walls,…

AZ has Blue Sky, Chile, and Seligman.

Joe & Aggies Holbrook, AZ. To complete the Holy Trinity of Chile, we took an early ride to Joe and Aggie’s. Most of the 66 alignments dead end or go to dirt, but we got about 20 miles in. Definitely want a Jeep or 50 lbs less luggage for more exploration of this area. Cheese…

Anniversary Trip Photos

As mentioned last week we took a little road trip to celebrate our fourteenth wedding anniversary. We spent our first night at the La Posada after hanging around the Motor Palace. The night was so nice we lost track of time and got back to the hotel to find the Turquoise Room closed. Luckily our…

More Palace Progress!

When you’re done with us go look at Bakersfield to Bakersfield and watch for these guys as they return on east bound Route 66! Since the Motor Palace isn’t quite ready we booked rooms at the La Posada in Winslow and El Rancho in New Mexico for a rolling wedding anniversary celebration. (We rolled in the truck to deliver a few…

Why one should attend Deus Sunday Mass!

I saw a guy shooting with a Leica M8 at last month’s Deus Sunday Mass and since I’ve had Lust for Leica (get it?) most of my adult life I took advantage of the opportunity to speak to it’s owner. The Photographers name is Peter Heck and it turns out he likes it. He spent considerable time teaching…