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Make no doubt about it, Corvairs were one of the best cars ever made. I may be a bit biased having owned two of them, but they had some unprecedented features and rivaled many other sports cars. While it is common belief that Ralph Nader killed the Corvair when he wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, that’s only part of the story. Nader’s claims were later debunked by a 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They found the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.
I’m taking a break from the normal recap, and reviewing one of our sponsor’s products. Topaz Studio is rapidly becoming a favorite of mine.
I’ve been around the block a few times. There was a point where I grabbed up every action for Photoshop. Then there was the phase where I wanted to do it all myself. That got old. Now, I’ve come back around and I’m looking at other imaging software.
Start of Week Two It’s the start of week two. Week one went quickly, and here we are starting a new week. We’re in Springfield, Missouri, this morning. Let’s see what Springfield has to offer. Before we hit the road I looked at the hotel’s free breakfast. Hmmm… eggs… sausage patties… english muffin. It’s time…
Here we are at the end of our first full week. On day 7 we run in to a man I read about before starting this journey. He goes by Gee (because people have a difficult time with his first name). Gee is walking all of Route 66. He started in California and will end in Chicago.
Finding Uranus sounds gross when you say it aloud, but seriously… wait… who can be serious about a town named Uranus?
We didn’t have trouble finding Rolla. It’s a pretty good sized town. Route 66 is tricky here because there are traffic circles (aka roundabouts) and a divided highway.
I keep wanting to say, “Rella”, when it is “Rolla”. Why? Because that’s the way the locals say it. I put up with that when I lived in Pocatella, I mean, Pocatello, Idaho. Either way, we’re on our way there.
Day 5 – Our next big stop – the Chain of Rocks Bridge. This bridge is 1 miles long with a 20-degree bend. Closed to automobile traffic, it is a fun and scenic walk. As a result of it being a 2 mile walk, plan your time. It closes at dusk.
The Arch Inside The arch inside is like a theme park attraction. You enter and go below the arch (in the basement). You’ll find a gift shop, displays and more. This mural shows how the arch compares with other national monuments. It’s taller than Mt. Rushmore! It makes the Statue of Liberty look tiny. It’s…