Vanishing Roadside http://vanishingroadside.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:45:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Lessons from the Road http://vanishingroadside.com/lessons-from-the-road/ http://vanishingroadside.com/lessons-from-the-road/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:50:40 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=2033 Lessons from the Road Sunday September 21, 2014, written on the flight from LA to NY First day of fall, autumn equinox How perfect to return home on this day when the light and dark are equal. A mirror for the experiences I’ve had on this epic journey across America. The fellow next to me on the plane has the flight plan on his video monitor and within a few hours we have already crossed nearly half the country. I’m looking at that overview of the landscape I just traveled over many days and marveling that now in a plane that same distance is being traversed in no time. Read more ...]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/lessons-from-the-road/feed/ 1 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 12 http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-12/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-12/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:08:25 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=2023 Route 66 Ride for the Relay - Day 12 Everyone was up early packing their bikes and mingling in the guest room of the Hampton Inn - it was a sea of green shirts - the official color of the ride this year and the team shirt for the end of the ride. Many pictures would be taken today of this group of folks dressed in kelly green! ]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-12/feed/ 4 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 11 http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-11/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-11/#respond Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:22:44 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=2015 Read more...]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-11/feed/ 0 Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life http://vanishingroadside.com/loss-and-gratitude-on-the-road-of-life/ http://vanishingroadside.com/loss-and-gratitude-on-the-road-of-life/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:24:15 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1999 Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life Sunday September 14, 2014 - Day 9 From Winslow to Kingman, Arizona Monday September 15, 2014 - Day 10 From Kingman, Arizona to Barstow, California I'm writing from Barstow, after an amazing last supper hosted by the Mexican restaurant at the Quality Inn where we're spending the night. It was 106 degrees today as we crossed The Mohave Desert, and Jen and I were blessed to be in an air conditioned car. Read more...]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/loss-and-gratitude-on-the-road-of-life/feed/ 6 Being American, new post by Jen Dragon http://vanishingroadside.com/being-american-new-post-by-jen-dragon/ http://vanishingroadside.com/being-american-new-post-by-jen-dragon/#respond Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:32:04 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1992 Being American, new post by Jen Dragon America is a big country and it takes many, many hours to cross it via windy, turny Route 66. Since September 5th, my friend, Mary Anne and I have been in a car together for hours on end, sharing cheap hotel rooms every night and braking to document the peculiar vernacular architecture of the American back roads between Chicago and Los Angeles. In turn our car is part of a larger group of about 65 motorcyclists who have organized this journey as a cancer fundraiser called “Ride For The Relay”. Read more ... ]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/being-american-new-post-by-jen-dragon/feed/ 0 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 8 http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-8/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-8/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:00:15 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1960 Route 66 Ride for the Relay - Day 8 Saturday September 13, 2014 Acoma, New Mexico to Winslow, Arizona What an action-packed day of beauty at every turn! I told Jen this was one of those times I could have been snapping pictures non-stop all day. We started out at the Sky City Casino, run by native Americans - a dry facility - something I had never encountered before. The weather was cool, but we could tell from the forecast it was going to be in the 90's in the afternoon so we dressed accordingly. 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And I was Read more...]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-seven/feed/ 3 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Six http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-six/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-six/#respond Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:27:24 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1926 Route 66 Ride for the Relay - Day Six From Amarillo, Texas to Santa Rosa, New Mexico Today was another action packed day for this merry band of travelers on the great Mother Road! We started our day with a somber tribute to those who were victims of the horrible events on 9/11/2001 – with a moment of silence, tributes, and dedications. Read more ... ]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-six/feed/ 0 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Jen’s Post http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-jens-post/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-jens-post/#respond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:07:50 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1920 Route 66 Ride for the Relay - Jen's post Saying “Yes”- A Roadtrip into America’s Heartland Read more ... ]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-jens-post/feed/ 0 Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Five http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-five/ http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-five/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:35:26 +0000 http://vanishingroadside.com/?p=1902 Route 66 Ride for the Relay - Day Five Read more .... ]]> http://vanishingroadside.com/route-66-ride-for-the-relay-day-five/feed/ 1