Getting My Kicks on Route 66

Each year,  the California Historic Route 66 Association selects one of the eight states through which Route 66 runs to host the Route 66 International Festival. This year, the festival will be held from August 9-12, 2012 at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, CA. Making it an even more historic event, the fairgrounds are on old Route 66!  With the theme “California Dreamin’ on Route 66”, the Route 66 International Festival 2012 will attract thousands of Route 66 enthusiasts, historians, fans and custodians of the “Mother Road” from across the country; including international visitors from 17 different countries, as well as local residents. And me.

I’ve been accepted as a participant in the festival, and I’ll be there signing my books on August 10th and 11th. Except for Daughter Am I, the story of a road trip from Colorado to Chicago, my books don’t have anything to do with Route 66, but I’ve had little luck with writer’s conferences and library presentations, so I’m going to try something completely different. It should be interesting. I’ll have to stay for the two days rather than do what I normally do at festivals — walk around for a few minutes then leave. (I never did know how to have fun. At least not what other people consider fun.)

So, if you’re going to be in Victorville on August 10 and 11th, be sure to stop by the fairgrounds and look me up. I’ll be waiting for you.

One Response to “Getting My Kicks on Route 66”

  1. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    I imagine the new grapes would have been harvested or in the process of being harvested. With spring going into summer you have the new wine. I believe San Bernardino is a good place to be to sample the new wine. Anyway, we are freezing our tails off here in OZ. Pardon me if I can’t feel too sorry for you basking in lovely sunshine in a picturesque setting probably sampling the new cheese and new drop of the good stuff. Mind you OZ wine also does very well but not the right time of year for that sort of thing. All the best with Route 66.

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