The Internet is nothing short of miraculous as far as I'm concerned. It all began with my friend Lorna at Lorna in Wonderland whose blog I've followed (and she mine) for many years. Lorna and her husband Dave live in Ottawa and a year ago they came to California and stayed for a while and we got along famously.
Today their friends Peggy and Merv from Ottawa came for brunch at CJ's Pantry as they completed their journey on Route 66 in Santa Monica yesterday. They started in Chicago a few weeks ago. I usually welcome guests to stay, but since my daughter moved back in, the inn is full. But--I loved Peggy and Merv--and I love Lorna and Dave. I'll get to Ottawa eventually, but hopefully the four of them will come next summer to "do California."
Peggy and Merv got the official "I Traveled Route 66" dashboard card. Both of them were far more knowledgeable about Route 66 than I am, but I do remember driving part of it with my friend Kathy. We stayed in a funky motel in Winslow, AZ.
And they drove Route 66 in their silver Mazda Miyata. A former Canadian military man, Merv, at Peggy's suggestion, showed off the tiny organized trunk with their three bags ready to move in and out of hotels and motels. What an adventure!
I forgot the story about Ol'Pronto's license plate. From here Peggy and Merv are finishing L.A. in Hollywood, of course, and then head up the coast to Vancouver. Then they drive across Canada back to Ottawa, with week stops at their daughter's home and to another relative. Three more weeks to go and they expect the odometer to clock 10,000 miles by the end of their trip. What stories they had to tell. They should write a book!
Peggy and Merv prove to Lorna and Dave that they visited with Fran and Sophia the Art Mannikin. Merv immediately commented that the top of Sophnia's dress looked like Peggy's wedding dress and she agreed.