I’m reminded of a birthday girl today. The first time I ever drove I think my daughter Crystali got as much of a kick as I did. We had visited the Grand Canyon, but I think she had more fun on Route 66 than she did at the canyon.
She, and the other children, were surprised that oil came in cans (see above). A spigot sat nearby. I explained how it worked. It was an example of why things like this are important. Route 66 is part of history.
Chicago to L.A.
Sponsorships are available for any business, anywhere. Watch our sample VLOG by clicking here. If you want, we’ll even mention your city when we post about your business.
“A special thanks to Bay Photo Labs in Scotts Valley, California,” is an example of what we will say.
Displaying your logo on our web site with a link to your website will increase your website’s search engine optimization too.
For Your Entertainment
Van Morrison sang Moondance back in the early 70s. It was one of my favorite songs.
I didn’t realize he also covered the Route 66 song. Here’s a great rendition of the theme song…
This post is a sample video blog entry. This is to give you an idea of what we will be posting as we drive Route 66. In this example, we are featuring only one sponsor, Bay Photo Labs, however the actual video blogs (vlogs) and blog entries will feature several.
Route 31 – October 14th, 2016
Today Paul and Brent hit the Village of Palmyra, New York, on New York’s State Route 31. If NY SR 31 is Western New York’s Main Street, then Palmyra is the hub.
Situated halfway along NY SR 31, Palmyra is known as the Queen of the Erie Canal. This little village, founded in the late 1700s, became a bustling place in the 1820s because of the Erie Canal.
Main Street Palmyra (Route 31) intersections NY SR 21. At that corner are 4 churches. There is one on all 4 corners. Guinness World Book of Records lists it as the only such intersection.
Looking West on NY SR 31 (Four Churches, steeples, can be seen)
The Village Hall on Route 31 once featured an opera house. Next door is the old firehouse, now a gift shop. Across the street is Village Park. Main Street Palmyra is beautiful with its 19th century buildings and charm.
Village Hall (left) and Former Firehouse
Who Would Have Thought?
The crowning gem on Route 31 is the E.B. Grandin Building (aka The Book of Mormon Publication site). Who would have thought in April, 1830, when this book was published it would be part of a world-wide religion of nearly 16 million members!
Inside the Grandin Press Building
Paul and Brent stopped at an iconic location for lunch. Mark’s Pizzeria, located at the east end of the business district on NY SR 31 in Palmyra, makes a great pizza.
Listen while Paul gives a little overview in today’s VLOG entry…
The pizza was great, the place is clean, and it has plenty of seating. Sean, the manager, tended to the oven with the pizza peel (we learned a new word – peel – that big spatula they use to maneuver the pizza inside the oven.) Paul and Brent posed for a quick picture.
Brent (l) and Paul (r) at Mark’s Pizzeria, Palmyra, NY, NY SR 31
Thanks to Bay Photo Labs for their sponsoring us. Turn to Bay Photo Labs for all your printed product needs.
For clarification sake, we want to reiterate that this tour is being taken by Paul Bardotz and D. Brent Walton. It is not open to the public to join them. (Sorry, perhaps another time.) If you want to follow along, you may do so but we will not be reserving your hotel room, providing transportation, or meals. We will communicate where people can meet up with us.
However, if you watch this blog and follow our Facebook page you can keep track of where we are along the tour. If you want to meet up with us as we drive through your city, or as you drive Route 66, that’s the way to do it – watch and follow our blog and Facebook pages.
Again, for clarification sake, this is not a “tour” as in a guided tour, but two photographers doing an in depth tour of Route 66. Others may join us but they are responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging.
Get On The Car!
Get on the car! Your magnetic sticker that is. We will put your magnetic sign on our touring car if you qualify. See http://route66photographers.com/sponsorships/ for details. Like a racecar with its sponsors stickers, we’ll be cruising Route 66 displaying our sponsor’s logos.
It’s more than just having your logo on the car. Nightly mentions, Facebook posts, and more will give your company some great exposure. Look at our sponsorship page and see what benefits come with sponsorships.
We’ll be using products provided by sponsors. That’s right, even down to the cameras we shoot, we’ll be using their products where applicable.
So, get on board!
And now for your entertainment, here’s Depeche Mode’s version of Route 66…
Models – Are you a model? Do you want to meet us along the way? Check out this page.
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Road to Oatman
Check back often. We are updating this site constantly. It will be updated regularly before the tour, during the tour, and for a period after the tour. Who knows, we may do this again in which case we’ll update it then too.
Route 66 Highway
Stay tuned because we are offering branded items. Shirts, hats and bags are all on the list of Route 66 Photographer tours items will will sell. Watch our blog for the announcement.