Showing posts from December, 2018

Travelogue: Road Runner's Retreat cleanup

Work and the holidays have left me with little time to write for the site, but I did want to squeeze in one more post before the end of 2018. On November 3, my cousin Todd and I headed down to the Road Runner's Retreat, a long-closed Route 66 diner and truck stop near Chambless, California, for a cleanup weekend. Ryan Anderson is the proprietor's grandson, and he goes there periodically to paint over graffiti, cover broken windows, pick up trash, etc. Ryan invited any and all to come out and join him and a friend for the weekend while they spruced up the place. Route 66 booster Beth Murray organized a GoFundMe to help pay for supplies, to help Ryan who usually pays for everything out of his own pocket. The GoFundMe is still active as of now, so feel free to contribute to support future cleanup trips! Into an EV wilderness Although the Road Runner's Retreat does have a limited source of power (more on that later), as a closed business there was of course no official E