Route 66 Still KicksRoute 66 Still Kicks

Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.

Author: Rick Antonson

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459704367


Page: 336

View: 187

Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.

Arizona Kicks on Route 66Arizona Kicks on Route 66

Arizona, the birthplace of Historic Route 66, is where you can still "get your kicks."

Author: Roger Naylor

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub

ISBN: 1933855762


Page: 92

View: 346

Arizona is home to the longest intact portion of Routee 66, stretching 158 miles from west of Ash Fork to the California border. In words and photos, Naylor and Lindahl explore the history and nostalgia surrounding the "Mother Road," and the great swaths of Arizona that it passes through. Arizona, the birthplace of Historic Route 66, is where you can still "get your kicks."

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

I still have my first one—the Circle G! Bunkhouse. I've sold two of ... So it was
perfect for her to take a trip on Route 66 and end up in California again. Until
joining ... It was scary, exciting, big fun, and still some of the best memories. I
learned ...

Author: Karen West

Publisher: RJW Publishing, distributed by Farcountry Press

ISBN: 9781591521648


Page: 144

View: 788

In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and… be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

Walking with Ghosts in Papua New GuineaWalking with Ghosts in Papua New Guinea

coauthor of The Complete Guidebook to Route 66 “Reading Rick's account of his
time spent on the road is forever ... Antonson's book will make you feel it, live it
and love it—for make no mistake, this is solid proof that Route 66 'still kicks.

Author: Rick Antonson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510705685


Page: 288

View: 511

Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson (Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark) tackles his most challenging adventure yet: a formidable trail through the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea. Rick Antonson has traveled to parts of the world that are not simply exotic but sometimes damned near inaccessible. He has climbed to the summit of Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, traveling beyond to Iraq and Iran and Armenia. He has undertaken an improbable overland journey to the ancient city of Timbuktu, an enlightening look into efforts to preserve the city’s priceless manuscripts. Now he has traversed the notorious Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, a country some call “the last wild place on earth.” The trail is a narrow, 60-mile footpath featuring rough jungle, 6,000 feet in elevation change, and punishing weather extremes. In a country unfairly locked in Western misperceptions, the track is inhospitable terrain yet home to hospitable indigenous peoples, who live among the rusting reminders of the Japanese, Australian, and American armies that clashed in some of the deadliest protracted combat of World War II. In Walking With Ghosts in Papua New Guinea, Antonson shares a journey of physical and mental endurance in his inimitable way, in the company of a mixed band of resolute adventurers, blending fascinating historical context with the tribulations of unexpected discoveries in faraway lands.

Postcards from Route 66Postcards from Route 66

There are still plenty of kicks on 66 here, the state with the most remaining miles
of the original route. (Between Miami and Afton, a precious, original section of 9-
feet-wide pavement can still be driven with care.) In eastern Oklahoma much of ...

Author: Joe Sonderman

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781627882019


Page: 304

View: 538

DIVThere is perhaps no better visual record of Route 66’s iconic sites than the thousands of illustrated and photographic postcards that have been produced over the years to promote the Mother Road’s motels, hotels, tourist traps, trading posts, bustling burgs, greasy spoons, and natural wonders. This massive collection gathers together more than 400 of the finest examples of postcard art from Route 66’s golden age: the 1930s through the mid-1960s, an era before long-distance car travel was largely supplanted by the airlines./divDIV/divDIVRoute 66 historian Joe Sonderman has curated the very best out of his 20,000-card archive to document a journey down the Mother Road through the decades, state-by-state from east to west. Visit landmark stops like the Rock Village Court, the Meramec Caverns, Mule Trading Post, and Wigwam Village in cities that include Chicago, Springfield, Amarillo, Tucumcari, Flagstaff, Barstow, Santa Monica, and many, many more./divDIV/divDIVThe fruit of Sonderman’s labor is the definitive book collection of Route 66 postcards. Postcards from Route 66 is a valuable visual reference documenting the evolution of the famous highway and its equally famous roadside stops as well as a historical record of the time period, complete with many notes both hastily scribbled and thoughtfully composed by Route 66 travelers through the decades./div

Road Trip USA Route 66Road Trip USA Route 66

Following old Route 66 across The border between Texas and New Mexico
marks the boundary between centraland mountain ... There is less of the actual “
old road” here than in other places, but the many towns and ghost towns along
I40, built more or less on top of Route 66, still stand. Route ... If you ever plan to
motor west Travel my way, that's the highway that's the best Get your kicks on
Route 66.

Author: Jamie Jensen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631211102


Page: 128

View: 369

Rediscover the Open Road! Make the most of the historic "Main Street of America" from quirky cosmopolitan Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find: Excerpted from Road Trip USA Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the parks, diners, and the local history that makes each small town and big city unique Driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and "get your kicks on Route 66" Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guide Roadside curiosities and detours reveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

New Mexico Kicks on Route 66New Mexico Kicks on Route 66

New Mexico Kicks on Route 66 takes you on a tour through all the fun places along the New Mexico stretch, steeped in the rich and diverse history of the Land of Enchantment.

Author: Martin A. Link


ISBN: 1940322065


Page: 91

View: 145

The "Mother Road," opened in 1926 and decommissioned in 1984, played a prominent role in the transformation of the nation. Now an international legend through popular culture and the arts, Route 66 has become the road trip of a lifetime. New Mexico Kicks on Route 66 takes you on a tour through all the fun places along the New Mexico stretch, steeped in the rich and diverse history of the Land of Enchantment.

A Travel Junkie s DiaryA Travel Junkie s Diary

Her tale is rendered with just the right words to make you want to be along on the
journey, and all the right words to keep you safely at home instead.” —Rick
Antonson, author of To Timbuktu for a Haircut and Route 66 Still Kicks “Bennett
writes ...

Author: Dina Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510727557


Page: 312

View: 440

Dina Bennett’s on the road again—and she can’t stop! Having completed the 7,800-mile Peking to Paris Classic Car Challenge while braving carsickness and patching rocky marital relations, she’s once more in over her head, enduring 100,000 miles of road trips through the world’s out-of-the-way places. Drawn to strange foods and intriguing views into the kaleidoscope of local life, and with a knack for getting into—and out of—awkward situations, Dina gives you the world in all its glory. She’s a born storyteller, uncovering the curious and unusual in the ordinary, bringing you along on vivid experiences in laugh-out-loud style. Neither particularly brave nor wild, she opens her diary of personal triumphs and embarrassments, suspense and discovery, in places most will never get to. Join her as she stands knee-to-knee with a Tajik border guard in his bedroom, hunts down camel pad meat in the street markets of China, and seeks out the source of mare’s milk in Kyrgyzstan. Whether stranded on a sandbar in Myanmar’s Chindwin River or sharing barley beer with an ex-Black Panther in Ethiopia, Dina’s observations are half prying neighbor, half best friend gossiping together on the crooked path to enlightenment. The tales in A Travel Junkie’s Diary plunge the reader right into the midst of exhilarating travel experiences, with all the smells, sounds, sensations and emotions of being right there. They are by turns fascinating and frightening, endearing and bittersweet, humorous, humiliating, and always engrossing.

Mrs Entwhistle Takes a Road TripMrs Entwhistle Takes a Road Trip

Oh, the places they go!

Author: Doris Reidy


ISBN: 1732996474



View: 855

Oh, the places they go! Mrs. Entwhistle and Maxine hit the road on fabled Route 66, encountering a blue whale, motorcycle gang, very pregnant teenager, inept but still dangerous bad guy, little person in a pink tutu, and so much more. Ride along as America's favorite granny and her best friend meet the challenges of their golden-age road trip with verve and nerve. You'll get your kicks on Route 66.

Route 66 in ChicagoRoute 66 in Chicago

Route 66 had a total mileage of 2,448 , running from Chicago via Joliet , passing
through St. Louis , and ending in Los Angeles . By the summer of 1928 ... along
Illinois SBI Route 4 . According to Bobby Troup's classic song , " ( Get Your Kicks

Author: David G. Clark

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738551384


Page: 127

View: 203

Uses images from postcards and vintage and modern photographs to present a pictorial tour of Chicago's section of America's "Mother Road," Route 66.

Route 66 A Musical JourneyRoute 66 A Musical Journey

Bobby Troup wrote his famous lyrics for Get Your Kicks on Route 66 . Nat King
Cole recorded Get Your Kicks on Route 66 . 66 Route 66 was named the Will
Rogers Highway . COURTS Congress passed legislation to underwrite the cost
of a ...

Author: Mary K. Sallee

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457422468


Page: 40

View: 614

Celebrate "America's Highway" with Route 66, the latest fun-filled book from Alfred's Learning Link Series. The 8 original piano solos depict various stops along this famous route from Chicago to Los Angeles. The 2 pages preceding each piece are peppered with historical facts, "off the beaten path" stories about each state, as well as practice tips.

Route 66 in IllinoisRoute 66 in Illinois

A half-Cherokee named Andy Payne, from the Route 66 town of Foyil, Oklahoma,
won the race, and Route 66 reaped the publicity. Route 66 ... your kicks on Route
66” and Americans hit the road in record numbers. ... The old road is still there.

Author: Joe Sonderman and Cheryl Eichar Jett

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467111942


Page: 127

View: 391

Between the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, there are 300 miles of adventure, history, culinary delights, and quirky attractions. The carefully selected images included in this book reveal the life and times of another era along the Illinois stretch of Route 66.

Route 66 Quick Reference EncyclopediaRoute 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia

he first intrepid travelers along Route 66 in the 1920s had to bring their own tents,
not to mention automobile repair equipment and frying pans. Signage along the
... But information can still be hard to come by. Modern ... “When was 'Get Your
Kicks on Route 66' written and who was the singer who made it famous?” “Is
there ...

Author: Drew Knowles

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595809926


Page: 208

View: 662

The author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Route 66 Adventure Handbook returns with Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia. In one handy volume, novices and seasoned roadies alike have fast and easy access to all of the essential information about America’s most famous, beloved, and culturally significant highway. Presenting a list of important terms accompanied by descriptive articles and illustrations, the guide details the route’s history—including the origins of the term "Mother Road" and the slogan "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"—as well as its commemorative festivals, quirkiest attractions, and useful highway terms. Fascinating trivia will allow road warriors to impress friends and fellow travelers with their knowledge of the route, while a supplemental list directs dedicated fans to more detailed information on one of the most historic and treasured drives in America. Finally, a set of maps provides both general orientation and points out significant attractions through the use of custom icons. Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia is truly an A-to-Z guide to the absolute best of the Mother Road!

The Sounds of People and PlacesThe Sounds of People and Places

The lyric core lies in the original verse by Cynthia Troup that defines the pure
freedom of highway driving , “ Get your kicks on Route 66 ! ” an open statement of
sexuality that still serves the currency of the youth culture . This driving verse is ...

Author: George O. Carney

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056187993


Page: 366

View: 684

The new edition of this popular anthology brings together the best recent essays by distinguished geographers on region, music, and their interrelatedness. While emphasizing the regional nature of American music, the book introduces geographical concepts such as location factors, spatial organization, distribution, and diffusion. The study follows the paths of four types of American folk and popular music: gospel, country, jazz, and rock from their origins to their geographic centers.


This orientation , plus vacant lots , has turned Still kicking America ' s Mother
Road , Route 66 laid tracks in our pop consciousness ... Those who still want
their kicks on Historic 66 can use an entrance ramp from the information
superhighway .



ISBN: UVA:X006065471



View: 555

Route 66 in ArizonaRoute 66 in Arizona

Winona is not really a town but gets a mention in the song “(Get Your Kicks on)
Route 66” because it rhymes with Arizona. It actually lies 18 miles east of
Flagstaff and is listed out of sequence in the song. Billy Adams built the Winona
Trading ...

Author: Joe Sonderman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439639849


Page: 128

View: 906

Route 66 in Arizona is a ribbon tying together spectacular natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert, and the Meteor Crater. There were plenty of man-made diversions along the way, too. Roadside businesses used Native American and Western imagery to lure travelers to fill up their gas tank, grab a meal, or spend the night. Roadside signs featured shapely cowgirls and big black jackrabbits, or warned of killer snakes and prehistoric monsters. Between wails of “Are we there yet?” children pleaded to stay at motels shaped like wigwams, explore the Apache Death Cave, or pick up a rubber tomahawk at a trading post.

Route 66 in Madison CountyRoute 66 in Madison County

Klueter Brothers Concrete Products at 5757 North State Route 157 has long
been a landmark along Route 66 between Hamel and Edwardsville. Brothers
Virgil and ... Eileen Sedlacek is getting her kicks on Route 66, even if her feet hurt

Author: Cheryl Eichar Jett

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439640982


Page: 128

View: 788

Route 66 zigzagged southwest across Madison County, Illinois, before crossing the Mississippi River into Missouri. Various alignments of this segment of the “Mother Road” rolled through pastoral farmland, headed down main streets, and later straightened as it bypassed towns. From 1926 to 1977, the path of the highway changed numerous times and crossed the Mississippi River on no less than five different bridges. Along the way motorists watched for the blue neon cross on St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to guide their nighttime travel; they counted on the doors of the Tourist Haven, Cathcart’s, or the Luna Café to be open for business. Travelers crossed their fingers that they wouldn’t get stuck at the bend of the Chain of Rocks Bridge and hoped they could make it up Mooney Hill in the winter. A later alignment took motorists right by Fairmount Park and Monks Mound.