These are taken from the Route 66 News Blog, which has an entry pretty much every day and a lot more information than what I give. I just write about the ones of special interest to me.
FEBRUARY 1: The Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" will feature Route 66 places on a show in its 9th season. It will include calf fries at Clanton and Rocky Mountain oysters at the Big Texan. I tried them at Big Texan. Tastes like chicken.
FEBRUARY 5: Readers vote Nat King Cole as recording the best version of "Get Your kicks on Route 66." #2 was by the Rolling Stones, #3 by Chuck Berry, #4 by DePeche Mode, #5 by John Mayer and #6 by Asleep At the Wheel.
Others receiving votes were Glenn Frey, Manhattan Transfer, Pied Pipers, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters and Perry Como.
Personally, I think Asleep At the Wheel blows them all away.
FEBRUARY 9: Congressman introduces bill to make Route 66 a National Historic Trail. This by U.S. rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill). Who says those Republicans are all bad?