Saturday, March 23, 2013

Look What's New On US Route 6; More Facebook Snippets from US Route 6 Communities

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Congratulations "Rambler" Steve Austin and Thunder Press For Being the First to Follow The Guidebook Stay On Route 6 And Write About It!

It has come to the point where Stay on US Route 6; Your Guide To All 3,652 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6 has been available long enough for readers to actually plan and execute a coast to coast trip based on it.  For the most part, I have no way of knowing how many people have or plan to actually do this.  But thanks to "Google Alerts" I can find those who do and then write about it.

The first person to do so is a biker named "Rambler" Steve Austin who penned this account of his trip from the beaches of California to the beaches of Cape Cod.

One excerpt;

Stumbling along the back roads of discovery is OK, but guided discovery along that same road will often prevent missing some of the more important areas along the way like the World’s Largest Ball of String or, in the case of Route 6, the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps. You might even learn a little-known historical fact like Plymouth Rock being the Pilgrims’ second landfall, not their first. I enlisted the aid of a book entitled Stay on Route 6, by Malerie D Yolen-Cohen, to help me with this research. Actually, she had already done the research—I just needed to read her book. The author traveled Route 6 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Long Beach, California, so I had to reverse all the directions, but she had all of the little tidbits I might have missed including directions through Los Angeles along the original route.

Thanks Rambling Steve!  See you on Six!

Monday, March 4, 2013

We Have Met The US Route 6 Road-Trippers and They Are Ours; The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration Off Sandusky, Ohio On US Route 6

Thanks to Chad Whaley for the following Guest Post;

It’s been 200 years since a southwest wind carried Oliver Hazard Perry’s famous words across the tepid waters of Lake Erie, declaring an American victory over the British.  “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”  A triumphant slogan that can been viewed at Perry’s Monument, the third tallest memorial structure in the world that commemorates the Commodore and his crew.

One of the most famous sea battles in U.S. naval history surprisingly did not take place on the sea, but on the turbulent waters of Lake Erie between what is now Ontario, Canada and the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio.    

The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration in late August through September 10th will bring together hundreds of thousands of people from the U.S., Canada and abroad. 

This two-week Celebration will include a large fleet of Tall Ships in a historic reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie and a grand Parade of Sail and Port Festivals.  Visitors will be able to tour the Ships, enlist as Crew Members in the reenactment, or be part of the Bicentennial Fleet or Militia. 

Along with Tall Ships activities, surrounding days will include national speakers, marching bands, fireworks, concerts, food, entertainment, arts & crafts, historical activities and an International Freedom Celebration.  And for those who want to focus a little less on history, there’s even more reasons to celebrate.

Sunset view on the west side of South Bass Island
Nestled on the limestone banks of South Bass Island, the quaint village of Put-in-Bay has become legendary amongst midwesterners for it’s rich history and unique location. Just a short twenty-two minute ride on the Miller Ferry (just a few block from US Route 6), making your way to this closer-to-home-Caribbean is easy.  And whether it’s kayaking around the island, parasailing high above the harbor, taking a scenic bike ride or just simply relaxing with a cocktail at a waterfront restaurant, there’s something for everyone once you arrive.