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About tourdetom

I'm retired. Travel a lot.

Bits ‘n Pieces…

Spending two plus weeks searching for Route 66 artifacts is generally fun. Fun, that is, if both hunters are in the search together. Well, as the end of the journey got closer I could see that I was into it … Continue reading

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The End (sniff) of this Journey

You know how you look back and wonder if you would reach a particular goal? You know how you look back and realize that goal has been achieved? We had simultaneous feelings. We made it to — sunny California. Before … Continue reading

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Lighting the Tunnel

Closing in on the home stretch of this “epic” journey along Route 66. They tell me that Arizona has the longest continual stretch of existing “66” highway. After today I believe ’em! We left Flagstaff heading west to Williams, AZ: … Continue reading

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Once More at the Canyon

Took a brief detour today off Route 66. It’s been two years since I’d walked into the Grand Canyon — it’s even more beautiful than I recall: What a gorgeous day — sunny with large clouds floating over the canyon: … Continue reading

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Nature’s Way

The wonders of Arizona is where we’ve spent the past couple of days. The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert comprise one of my favorite national parks. Filled with so much beauty: The weather was perfect — cool and dry. … Continue reading

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Just Movin’ Along

In Amarillo we paid a visit to another restaurant. This time it was called the “Big Texan”: And home of the 72 oz steak with one caveat– it must be eaten in an hour or less to be free: This … Continue reading

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It all starts with a cluck….

Today we began the long journey from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA.  The first of many stops today at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket and Cocktail Lounge.  It was definitely a blast to the past:

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