Wednesday, October 7, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- September 2015

SEPTEMBER 7TH--  Albuquerque has installed new directional tourism signs inspired by the Route 66 shield and a roadrunner, the New Mexico state bird.  However, looking at it in the picture, it appears to more a person.

SEPTEMBER 7TH--  "Route 66" TV show co-star Martin Milner died at age 83.  he was also in "Adam-12" and "Emergency!"  On "Route 66" he played the role of Tod Stiles.  We got to see him at one of the early Route 66 International Mother Road Festivals in Springfield, Illinois.

SEPTEMBER 9TH--  The long-closed Tri-County Truck Stop soon will reopen as an auction house in Villa Ridge, Missouri.  It closed in 2006 and was at one time the famous Diamonds Restaurant.  We were fortunate enough to get to eat there before it closed.  Great food even if it was getting a bit long in the tooth.  Always good to see something reopen, even if something else in use.  Better than tearing it down.

--RoadDog

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