Thursday, June 15, 2006

First Post!

This is the first in a series of posts from the road on the Interstate 50th Anniversary convoy. We'll be departing San Francisco Friday, June 16th and arriving in Washington DC on June 29th. Should be fun!

3 Comments:

Blogger The Other Merrill's said...

Merrill,

How wonderful that you are doing this! We were wondering what you were up to and imagine my delight when I opened the St. Joe paper and saw your handsome face!

You missed a great Mic-O-Say night last night.

We will all keep up with your travels and you must call when you get back.

Miss you much!

Jean, Dave and the gang

8:21 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I can't imagine anyone better to do this than a descendent of one of the greatest presidents ever and the man responsible for our Interstate system.

I can remember traveling the west in the 50's and early 60's. Some of the mountain road were treacherous, at best. Today, that has all changed.

I truly wish i could join you--the whole trip sounds like a real hoot.

Dave Laird
Topeka

5:10 PM  
Blogger 66 Productions said...

As an avid Route 66 preservationist, author, and photographer, I find the interstate highway system to be a double-edged sword. It's creation led to the death of Route 66 and many other similar highways, as well as to the small towns that those "old roads" passed through. At the same time, their creation eventually led to the historic roads movement, which has seen an active increase in popularity lately, including my own.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about the results of the caravan, and its affects on the country's understanding of our vast - and yet incomplete - transportation system.

9:30 AM  

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