RETRO – Relive the Route
This is one group who are taking preservation to the next level.
I have had the pleasure to spend time with Roger Holden in and around Moriarty NM. Not only did we speak via Email, Facebook and phone calls, he invited me to stop out when I was coming back from Chicago and gave me a personal tour of all the projects they were working on.
We spent about 4 hours together first meeting at an antique car museum, heading over to the Whiting Bros. Gas Station they are helping with the restoration of the 2 signs, then over to the Midway Trading Post to walk around the property and he showed me what the plans are. We stopped out for lunch to talk preservation and then he told me about a Valentine Diner which was sitting off of the route.
Well, we had to check it out.
These folks are doing GREAT work preserving and growing Route 66 on their stretch of New Mexico.
Visit them on their Face book page at https://www.facebook.com/Relivetheroute