Friday, March 21, 2014

Yes, We All Grew Up A Little Bent

March 21, 2014
   Hard to believe, but here we are at the end of 12 weeks of deadlines. Worked all morning trying to find room for the final photos and quotes. Sue, you will be happy to know we were able to squeeze in the wedding photo, plus this one:

And, of course, this one:

On The Road to Fatherhood
   In 1984, I finally steered our Ford van in the direction of Billy the Kid's grave. Here we are at a Fina gas station just north of Socorro, New Mexico. Two eager toe-heads, Tommy, 2, and Deena, 4, were already seasoned road travelers. It had taken me 27 years, but I finally got to stop the car at the lonely grave of the Kid outside Fort Sumner, New Mexico. My kids were not that impressed.

   And here's a quote I'm trying to find room for, because it sums up the fascination with Route 66 from across the pond:

Like Being In A Movie
 "Growing up in Northern Ireland, Route 66 always had a special place in my mind. I grew up enchanted with the movies set on that road such as 'The Grapes of Wrath', 'Thelma & Louise' and of course 'Easy Rider'.  I made a vow to someday travel to America and see it for myself. Route 66 is the fantasy road, leading to Hollywood and the most beautiful women in the world. Eventually in 2005 I moved to Arizona and was able to drive the road for myself. To this day, whenever I see a road sign for Los Angeles, I feel like I'm in a movie."
—Bryan Black

   And it looks like Dan The Man has found room for this wonderful quote on the very last page:

"We all grew up on Route 66 and we are all a little bent."
—Trudy Peart