Again, these news items are taken from the Route 66 News blog. For photos, video and much more information go there.
FEBRUARY 1ST: Route 66 reopened from Ludlow, California and Amboy. Closed in September because of flood damage.
FEBRUARY 4TH: Restoration of Tulsa's Blue Dome. An impressive building.
FEBRUARY 6TH: Santa Monica Pier lays claim for Popeye's inspiration as being based on real-life sailor who hung around the pier. Olaf Olson (photograph with article) This guy sure looked like the Popeye we know. He was described as a "local character."
Of course, Chester, Illinois, might have something to say about this. After all, they have a Popeye statue and the pier doesn't. Chester holds that Popeye was based on Frank "Rocky" Fiegel
Down That Old Road. --RoadDog