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Bridges and More
Reviving and Relighting
A Peek at a Life Well Lived
Remembering Another Well Lived Life
Blue Sky, Castle, and Chicken
It was a very cool keep-the-top-up day but I really enjoyed stops at sites
associated with Kentucky music legends. At one I found the answer to a 56
year old question.
I have driven all of this section of US-62 at least once before but I
still saw some stuff for the first time. In addition, I raised my roll
reception average to .500.
Though the day was a little cool, it was beautiful and I really enjoyed a
drive that started and ended in Arkansas with a Missouri side trip in the
I began the drive home on a road I've seen before.
A sociability run, a great museum, a free concert, and a paid
(but not too much) one. It was a darn nice day.
Seeing old friends and sharing memories always feels good but accepting
that a friend is gone can sure be painful.
The conference officially started today with several presentations and the
annual business meeting. There was time afterwards to wander around Red
Oak II and even meet its creator.
Highlights for the day consisted of seeing the next generation bring new
life to a recently silenced roadside attraction and watching new light
shine on another spot that was also at serious risk not all that long ago.
After a night of rain, I quickly crossed a pair of bridges and drove
across much of Missouri on divided four-lane.
It was a gorgeous day which may have made bridges more noticeable. I
photographed four of them and a tree, too.
Last year I attended my first Jefferson Highway Association conference. It was the
centennial of the the original association and the fourth conference held
by the modern JHA. I saw some stuff I hadn't seen and learned some stuff I
didn't know. I also had a good time so I'm going to do it again. This year
it is being held in Carthage, Missouri, which is also a Route 66 town.
Carthage is home to the historic Boots Motel and that is where I'll be