Sunday, May 1, 2016

Meyer's Route 66 Farm Truck

I have taken to going to various churches as well as my own church because, to my mind, we are all part of the Christian church. I'm meeting lots of new people this way too! Take this morning, for instance. I walk out of Kulture Church at the Junior High and I see this:

Wow! I whip out my phone and start taking pictures.

It turns out this truck is owned by the Meyers family, and they have encouraged their daughter, Chris, to unleash her artistic talents on the truck. It's awesome. 

It's lovely to see a family doing so much together, and encouraging their children to use their talents. You may see this family on Route 66 in your travels! If you do see them, look for Elvis too. Yes, their little son is named Elvis. Gotta love it. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Phyllis Chandler Grey

 Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting Phyllis Chandler Grey. She has a new children's book out: "Route 66 In Search of Ghosts and Treasures."  It follows a family's trip on the mother road in search of things that their grandmother saw, and in search of new things that make Route 66 special.
 This is me and Phyllis, playing with the photo op signs in our building. Getting our kicks, everyday, on 66!
Here is a page from her book. It has so much history included that I think adults will like it too. One thing I was soooo happy to see was that her characters are travel journaling, which is a passion of mine. Before they even start their trip, they research it using many popular books on Route 66...check it will recognize some of these titles.

Her book is chock full of colorful illustrations created with markers and goes step by step down the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angles. It's a hard cover and printed on high quality stock.   It's in the shop now and the price is just 19.99.