The trip is scheduled
to visit at least two Route 66 sites near Lincoln on Friday: the
Paul Bunyon statue in Atlanta around 11 a.m. and the Pig Hip
Restaurant in Broadwell around noon.
If you can't make it
to Atlanta or Broadwell, do the next best thing: Take your camera
and stand along Route 66 in Lincoln between 11 a.m. and noon on
Friday. Wave at the drivers and take pictures of the reminders of a
time long past but never forgotten.
The tour culminates
in the Route 66 Classic Car Festival in Litchfield this weekend,
featuring 1979 and older cars, trucks and motorcycles. A special
guest will be Paul LeMat, who starred as John Milner in "American
Graffiti." Included in the festival is a car show at the historic
Skyview Drive-In, featuring dignitaries John Weiss, 2002 Steinbeck
Award winner, and his wife, Lenore; Jim Ross, 2000 Steinbeck
Award winner; Shellee Graham, famous Route 66 photographer; and
Route 66 Magazine publishers Paul and Sandi Taylor.