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June 5, 2008 |
We are, perhaps unwisely, planning to drive the old Route 66 (Chicago to Sante Fe) in September. It would be fantastic if one of the broadcast or tour dates and our itinerary coincided.
Will there be any additional late August dates? — and when will those and September dates be announced please?
The band and Suzy Bogguss and Fred Newman and I are doing a Prairie Home Rhubarb show in Des Moines on August 17 and in Santa Fe on August 26. Des Moines is home to the fabulous Iowa State Fair which is a must-see event. There is an old stretch of 66 through Arizona that you really shouldn't miss, mountain driving, hairpin turns, no guard rail. And in one little town you'll find a rickety little hotel where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon, or so it is said. So rethink your itinerary, so as to start in LA, in Santa Monica, and head east. And if you can drive it in a convertible, all the better. And don't forget to hike down the trail into the Grand Canyon, one of the great experiences.