Tin Can Caravan: Painted Desserts, Putrified Forests and Eagles Songs
Thur. Sept. 26
This ticket provides detailed travel itinerary along Rte. 66 (well, except for today, where we branch out a bit), inclusion in the Tin Can Caravan and priority admission for one person to the evening's event.
The musicians on this segment of the trip include Fred Eaglesmith Band, Roger Marin, Gordie Tentrees, Bill Poss, Tif Ginn, Mary Gauthier.
The TIN CAN CARAVAN is an eighteen-day road trip down Historic Route 66, led by the master road warrior himself, Fred Eaglesmith. And where Fred leads, we follow. Fred and his band in their bus... and a motley crew of vans, campers, bikes and cars following, over the twists, turns and history of America's most legendary highway. Come for the whole tour, a week-long stretch, or just a day or two. It's all up to you. At least one show daily -public or private- in every state traversed by Route 66.
Pick up a day ticket here - it gets you a complete itinerary of the day's journey, admission to the show that night, advice about where to camp and an entree to the late-night hang out at the campsite.
Departing Gallup, head past some of the most spectacularly classic southwestern tourist traps: trading posts, giant tipis, fiberglass animals perched on the cliffs it's not to be believed. Then to cleanse your palate of all the tacky commerce, head to the Painted Desert/Petrified Forest National Park and see the spectacular vistas of multi-hued badlands and some of the world's most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. Stop at the Rainbow Forest Museum and the spectacular overlooks. Departing the National Park, swing through Holbrook, AZ to see the impressive collection of dinosaur and petrified wood themed tourist traps, not to mention one of the very few remaining WigWam motels. We end our day in Winslow at the last great Fred Harvey railroad hotel, La Posada, where we'll enjoy a private concert in front of the fireplace in the ballroom. Although not included in the price, we highly recommend the excellent restaurant on-site, The Turquoise Room. The famed "corner" - immortalized by the Eagles - is just a block away! Wander down and get your picture taken next to the strangely microcephalic bronze 70's hippie who guards the corner!
The Generic Fine Print: At the time of purchase you will receive a preliminary itinerary. At least 45 days prior to the date, you will receive a fully detailed itinerary. This ticket entitles the individual purchaser to join the Caravan for this date, between the towns listed on the itinerary, and admission to that evening's show (in most cases this will be a public concert, in others it will be a private event). Food is not provided unless specified.
Unless an itinerary specifies that admission to a specific en-route attraction is included in the price, you are responsible for that cost (that's so that you're not paying for attractions you may not want to go to).
Bill Poss (firstname.lastname@example.org) is doing the research to find out a sweet spot for Caravaners in their own vehicles to spend each night (it will be up to you to make reservations; that way, you can stay at a campground if you want, or at a motel of your choosing - it's all up to you). Bill anticipates a late evening campfire or similar informal get together most nights. Any fees charged by the campground or RV park are the responsibility of the buyer.
Full details about the Tin Can Caravan are available by going to rootsontherails.com and clicking on the "2012 Trips" tab and scrolling down to "Tin Can Caravan" or by clicking: <http://www.rootsontherails.com/2012-trips-route-66-tin-can-caravan>
There is a Facebook group for Roots on the Rails trips: <http://www.facebook.com/groups/rootsrails/>.
Gallup, NM to Winslow, AZ (View)
303 E. 2nd St.
Winslow, AZ 86047