Route 66: Texas

Saturday, October 31 The first town we stopped in was Shamrock, where we found the Tower Conoco Station & U-Drop Inn, a bunch of nice wall murals, and also the tiny little restored Magnolia Gas Station. On the way to our next stop we heard the TireMinder alarm sound off. We stopped and watched in…

Route 66: Oklahoma

Thursday, October 29 We passed into Oklahoma and stopped at Waylan’s Kuku restaurant, but my stomach was upset, so we didn’t get anything to eat. Instead we stopped at a Walmart for a sandwich for Alan and some groceries. We went on to Chelsea and visited Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park.there were an odd assortment…

Route 66: Kansas

Thursday, October 29 It was raining and cold when we left Fayetteville, Arkansas, but it was good to be headed back to Joplin, Missouri to continue our trip along Route 66. Our first stop was the Route 66 Mura Park. There was only one mural, and it was hard to get to, but we managed….

Route 66: Missouri

Saturday, October 24 After Weezy’s, we stopped at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Before we went to the bridge we stopped at the dam where people fish, and one can get a good view of the bridge from below. A young man approached us in the parking area and asked if we could give…

Route 66: Illinois

Wednesday, October 21 We got up early and got off to a good start at 8:45am. The drive was uneventful and we arrived at Scioto State Park in Ohio, our halfway point to reaching the start of our trip, at around 5:00 PM. There was nobody to check us in, and while they had several…

Easter Island

Tuesday, January 28 We were up at about 7:30 AM. There was a general buzz in the ship about visiting Easter Island. From where we were anchored, about a mile offshore, we got our first glimpse of some of the famous moai. These were the Ahu Tahai complex, more on them later. Although it was exciting to see…