RV roadie and retired slacker after many many years of no vacation while doing corporate and catalog advertising photography. Much of my career work was 8x10 film format and in-camera special effects. Of course, digital cameras and Photoshop make it too easy now. Photographers of today miss out on that fear of career death and potential for failure that created exciting "creative energy". Having said that, I am a great believer in the "Great American Snapshot" and in truthful documentation photos of people and places. They will be important now and in the future, long after all the advertising shots are and in the landfill.
Classic Jazz. My heart beat is in sync with Count Basie. and Lester Young's sax is the greatest. Love the girl singers, Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, Ella, Billie, Jeri Southern, ect. Newbies who are excellent are Krall, Natalie, Rhonstadt, Renee Olstead. Great Guys include Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Torme, Bennett, Joe Williams, and newbie Buble. I have always been a big fan of West Coast Jazz greats such as Brubeck, Desmond, Mulligan, Chet Baker. Whew!!!! ....... I am into it, so to speak. Always had jazz in the studio and refreshments in the frig.
Why are you here
List Of My Favorite Route 66 Places
Harvey House in Barstow at sunrise when we were the only ones there
John's Modern Cabins in MO
Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba (all time favorite experience)
The Ariston in Litchfield
Tri County Truck Stop (Original Diamonds) in Villa Ridge, MO
The Whale near Claremore, OK
TeePee Motel in CA and in NM
Munger Moss motel
Rail Haven in Springfield
the Mapquest is the correct one. Our ground is pie shaped with Madison on one side and Route 66 on the other. Big building on northern part of our ground is where we are at. You will have to head up sometime and surprise us.
Take that big rebate check that is coming in mail and earmark for Litchfield. I grew up in St Louis 1st 30 years of my life. Now in Staunton, Illinois for last 31. Litchfield is on 52 miles from the Arch. What part of St Louie are you in? Come up and visit with us Bunnie and VW ra66its.
In the meantime keep that RV between the ditches of old 66 and we will catch you on the flip flop.
I had planned on coming to St Louie in early July for the Shriners Imperial Session but the gas prices have messed up those plans. I was going to pull the El Zaribah Shrine float with a 12 foot tall Fez. It's quite the sight ... but I guess my next trip to St Louie will be on my Harley instead. Hope to see you out in Arizona traveling our long stretch of 66. I'll be doing the Fun Run starting in Seligman next weekend. Take care.
The Road Crew - America's Route 66 Band was the opening act for the International Route 66 Festival, August 2-3. Performed on Main Street in Galena, Friday and on Main Street in Joplin Saturday night. Performed for over 15,000 people in Joplin! Their mini-concert at Afton Station that Sunday afternoon was a big hit with visitors. We had a great time on Route 66! Hoping to see everyone in Kingman next year!