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Author Roger Naylor: Route 66
January 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Author and travel writer Roger Naylor will discuss one of his favorite topics, Route 66, at the R. H. Johnson Social Hall- East (19803 North R. H. Johnson Blvd.) on Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. The program is free and open to everyone; tickets are not required. For your convenience, Naylor’s book, “Arizona Kicks on Route 66,” will be available for purchase at the venue.
Route 66 in Arizona crosses stark badlands, cloud-swept plateaus and a desert painted in scandalous hues. The road explores forests of tall pines and forests where trees have turned to stone. It brushes past volcanoes, craters and the ruins of ancient civilizations. Amid the scenic splendor, the highway John Steinbeck referred to as the “Mother Road” passes through small towns and the skeletons of towns. If the Grand Canyon is the heart of Arizona, then Route 66 is the main artery.
Roger Naylor is one of Arizona’s premier travel writers. His work appears weekly in the Arizona Republic. He has contributed to USA Today, Arizona Highways, The Week, Western Art & Architecture, Go Escape, Route 66 Magazine and dozens more. He is the author of several books, including The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon, Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers, Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth.