Archive for the ‘Route 66 in 007’ Category

Choose other than Wyndham properties!

July 14, 2012

G’day, Wyndham Hotels really hit the Mama Bear button with that obnoxious Microtel commercial that falsely implies there is something wrong with mom-and-pop motels in general and Wigwam Motels in particular.

Here is a link to their obnoxious commercial.

I shan’t be staying at a Wyndham property until they apologize.  I’m not holding my breath!

I’ve written them on this, tho they have not responded.  I urge you to  write them as well as finding other accommodations on your travels.

Route 66 article

June 21, 2012
This is a very neat article on Rt. 66.
It is great for kids as well.
The Vrooming & Wandering Wombat

Not all those who wander are lost.

Subject: Chemo # 10 & 11 &12 – Update!

June 19, 2012

Sent: Tuesday, 30 May, 2012


I may have sent part of this before.  Brain down for servicing.

The period between Chemo #9 on 3 April and Chemo #10 on 1 May was relatively quiet.  No real complaints.  Not that I wasn’t running up my co-payments.

I met with the urologist on 2 May.  Discussed the stent replacement.

On 4 May I had two fillings replaced.

On the 8th I had my pre-op over at Albany Medical Center.  This time it only took 4.5 hours for a 45 minute exam.  I was NOT amused.  They will be getting a very nasty “Ahshitogram!”

On the 11th I had my Pre-op exam with my GP.

On the 15th I went in for my stent replacement at 2 PM.  I got home at 8:30 PM.  I sat for 2 hours prior to getting prepped for the surgery.  The prep took 2 hours.

I met with the oncologist on 25 May.  The not so good news good news as my PSA edged upwards.  The oncologist wasn’t too worried.  I also had the usual blood work done.  The numbers will be more significant.
My plumbing continues to give me some problems, but they have remained minimal, thank G-d.  The severity of the problem varies from day to day.

The RBC count has remained high enough that another transfusion has not been required.  YEA!

I am still quite tired and run out of energy easily.  Fatigue is an off and on again companion.

I recently realized my hair was growing back a little bit.  It is fine & white, 😦 .  No beard, tho some strange feeling bristles show up.  I’m still managing to hold the nausea at bay.  The meds and ginger seem to be working.

My taste buds have not recovered.  Such is life at the lunch counter.  After Chemo #10 everything tasted horrible for about 10 days.  Thereafter, it was merely poor.
I had Chemo #11 [only 289 to go!] on 29 May.  I did learn that my PSA had dropped fractionally.  Is good.

I also have some scans coming up in June.  Oh joy!

Meanwhile back at the ranch I’ve been keeping busy.  I hope to be soon be crashing Cessnas.  🙂

As usual, I became enervated on the 4June which continued until about the 5th.  I was able to meet up with some Rt. 66 Roadies on the 2nd for brekkie & a tour of the “Rider Route 66 Museum” afterwards.  I did have to call it quits about noon.

For the first time in MONTHS! I had a week with no doctors’ appointments.  Don’t expect this to happen again anytime soon.  [Well I do have a couple of 10-day trips planned to attend cons this summer.]

I had the bone & CT scans on the 13th followed up with a meeting with the oncologist’s PA.  I berated her & asked her to pass on my feelings to the oncologist.  I finally noticed, when I refilled the prescription that Prochlorperazine, the drug is an anti-psychotic.  I will not stand for be made sane!  However, I did notice, I was able to tolerate “normals” easier for the days when I took the drug.  Disgusting!  Normalcy is vastly overrated!

I met up with the cardiologist on the 15th.  He said, I still had heart. 🙂

On the 18th I learned how to catheterize myself.  Oh frabulous joy!

Off to Chemo #12 [298 to go!] this afternoon.  First, do my laundry!

Summer time and the living is easy!

May 20, 2012
It was a marvelous spring/summer day today. 
So I took the top off my car, and Lin & I headed off for the open road. 
It was grand!

The back story on two Chevy commercials shot on Rt. 66 in TX!

May 14, 2012
This is so cool!

You can still get your kicks on Rt. 66!

April 29, 2012

Please help!

April 16, 2012

JUST SHY of the $2000 mark! We have less than 60 hours to get as close to the goal as we can or the sign might not get lit up!!!

Have you helped??

— In, “edklein69” <edklein69@…> wrote:
> OK – LAST FEW DAYS and we BARELY crossed the half way point with dollars.
> The paint WILL be done, the new lightbulbs WILL be installed, the new neon WILL be ordered… BUT – we do not have enough dollars to buy the transformers and other electrical supplies to light it!!!
> Help light it!!!
> Thanks to all the donors so far!!
> Ed
> Route 66 World

Save some history!

April 6, 2012
Hey, a buck from every “Friend” would make it! Please help.

From: edklein69
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 10:32 AM
Subject: [route66] Re: It begins! Fundraising for the 66 motel sign neon relighting!

We are SO close to the $1000 mark! Help get us over that ‘hump’ to get us closer to the ultimate goal: relighting the 66 Motel sign!!

Route 66 World

Help save a histroic Rt. 66 motel sign.

April 4, 2012
This is a worthy endeavor. Please join me and make a contribution.

We have hit the 25% mark for time passing on this fundraiser, but NOT QUITE at the 25% mark for funds raised! GREAT gifts for donors and STILL another surprise when we hit the $1500 mark! Donate today!!

Route 66 World

A nice drive & dinner with friends

July 19, 2011

Saturday, 16 July.  After poor nights sleep I woke to a cool, clear morning.  Further problem was that because it is summer the motel turns off the heat and only has air-conditioning.  This wouldn’t be so bad except for the fact that Ely is in the high desert.  Yes it was in the 80s yesterday, but it was in late upper 40s during the night.  This also meant that when I got back from breakfast and wanted to work on the computer, I had to sit in a rather chilly room.  Such are the hardships of traveler must face.  🙂

Today is sort of an easy day with an easy drive, I hope, to the Salt Lake City area.  If all goes well I’ll be joined by one or more folk I know online for dinner.  That would be nice.

The drive up to Salt Lake City was quite easy.  There was no traffic really to speak of.  The drive up 93 was very lonely.  There was some traffic but not very much.  I drove through at first farmland and then semi desert scrub.  I was driving down the center of a wide valley with hills and mountains to either side.  Some of the mountains still had snow and protected spots.  Off in the distance I could see on occasions taller mountains that were very much snow-covered.  I would expect the amount of snow to increase as I drove further north.  It is a very pretty, desolate landscape.

As I turned onto alternate 93, traffic dropped almost nothing.  Now the hills and mountains were much closer as I drove north.  As I approached window for the white salt desert appeared through the mountains.  By the time I got to win over it seemed to stretch forever.  The drive across the Great Salt Desert was quick.  At varying distances to the north of the highway ran the railroad tracks that the California Zephyr trundled down.  As I approached Salt Lake City, I could see that one of the hillsides was aflame and smoke rose into the cloudless sky.

I settled in to the Motel 6 and contacted a few people to coordinate the dinner. Anna Vandenhazel, her husband, and her son would be joining me for dinner along with David-Glenn Anderson who lives a little north in Ogden.  Ray Buck wasn’t able to join us.  However, he and I had a very long in good conversation.  As I was tired the idea of going next door to Denny’s appealed.

As is often the case, and not with Motel 6 alone, the WiFi they purported to have worked slower than dial-up.  Calling customer support did not help.  So I watched television and got to bed fairly early.