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END OF 66 (the western end, that is) on Jul 09, 2018 at 7:50:23 pm
A former "googie" styled diner at the official western terminus (from 1936)of Route 66 in Santa Monica is now reopened under the famous "Mels Diner" name!

This is at the corner of Lincoln and Olympic, which for years did not even have an "END 66" sign.

So now there is something new to enjoy at the formerly unremarkeable official end, before you continue on to end your journey at the Santa Monica Pier, to see the Pacific Ocean and our friends at "66 to Cali" on the pier.

PAINTED DESERT TRADING POST on Apr 08, 2018 at 7:25:47 pm
Here is a link to a press release from one of the 10 members of a group which has banded together to preserve the iconic and currently inacessible Painted Desert Trading Post in eastern AZ. This has long been gated off and is in danger of collapse, so it has not been listed in the EZ 66. But the CO-OP does plan to EVENTUALLY find a way to allow at least limited access.

UPDATE: WORK IS COMPLETED (and I helped by redrawing ALL of the large lettering on the walls!). CHECK THEIR FB PAGE Route 66 Painted Desert Trading Post FOR INFO ON HOW TO VISIT.

Whiting Bros on Jun 08, 2017 at 5:38:09 pm
The website hosted by Phil Gordon that has my gallery of Whiting Bros photos has a new address:
and here's Phil's entire site:

We put this up in 2011, with text asking folks not to "share" my photos without my permission. I guess we were a bit naive, as folks have helped themselves, sometimes even cutting off my copyright notice! I catch them being posted innocently (and not so...) on FB pages occasionally and always point out they are mine.

I WANT to share my precious rare photos from the 1980s...but such shenanigans are keeping me from wanting to post my old k0odachromes anymore.

UPDATES on Oct 14, 2016 at 1:08:54 pm
be sure to check the UPDATES page for recent news. Also check my "EZ Guide to Route 66" page on facebook.

Links on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:16:52 am
BTW...the links page is a mess. many links ar4e broke or outdated. It is DEAD. ignore it! Sorry!

virtual gallery on Apr 07, 2016 at 9:12:03 pm
Want to take a virtual 360 degree tour of my gallery? Go to these links:

these were taken with an amazing camera by Brad Nickson, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.

Depending on what platform you use to view these, you can use the buttons to spin the image around and up and down, or touch the screen...whichever works.

Of course, nothing beats the real thing, so please drop on by when you can! Check the VISIT ME page for my address and phone. As far as hours, I am usually able to open and visit on very short notice. So call ahead or just drop by and see if I am around!

new phone on Jan 29, 2016 at 8:03:28 pm
I must get the 'contact me" page upadted! In the meantime, my new phone number is 4oh5 24oh 7659

Just read the "oh" as "0" if you are a real person and not a phone number collecting web bot. old "pay by the minute" cell phone still functions Maybe until Aug 23), but only as a way for a recorded message to ask you to call my new number above. I will not get any messages left on the older number!

Prints on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:17:44 pm
But I won't ship prints overseas due to the HIGH cost to ship them safely.

I do offer prints of many of my paintings shown here, as well as others. 8.5 x 11 (paper size) are $16.00 each, while 13x19" (paper size) are $40 each (all prices plus shipping/handling). "paper size" means that due to the fact that most paintings are not the same width/length ratio as the paper, they require some white space around the edges to avoid cropping the image.

I plan/hope to add more info on selection to my website someday. Many of the works shown in the gallery pages are available as 13x19" prints, and are so indicated in the descriptive text.

I'll be happy to sign your prints.

new phone number on Jan 13, 2015 at 5:42:18 pm
My new phone number is: 4oh5 24oh 7659 (just substitute 0 for oh...trying to confuse the phone number collecting web 'bots).

My old 903 cell number will go to voicemail, but I never check it! It will tell you to call my NEW number. And my older 405 number will soon vanish.

Downtown LA on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:13:37 am
While in LA, I had the pleasure of being escorted by area Route 66 booster Scott Piotrowsky around various Route 66 sites between Pasadena and downtown LA. The original route (until 1936) went down Broadway, thru Chinatown, to end at 7th. I am usually not fond of the big cities, but (this time around) I found this section of Broadway (especially the theatre district) to be extremely interesting and photogenic, and I plan to give it more attention in future editions of the EZ.

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