Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Stop by McJerry's Route 66 Gallery in Chandler, Oklahoma

Jerry McClanahan, author and artist.
Anything that combines seeing America, RVing and art, I love, love, love.

That's what 'EZ66 Guide for Travelers' by Jerry McClanahan offers. This post is part RV Short Stop and part book report.

First the book information:

"Although over 80% of original Route 66 is still easily drivable, it is not on ordinary maps and signage is spotty," states the book blurb on Amazon.

"The 'EZ66 Guide For Travelers' is the answer to finding the Route. The 4th Edition has many pages updated. This is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route whether you're driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. "

Many of the pages of this travelers' guide are illustrated with original artwork of "The Main Street of America" by artist and author Jerry McClanahan.

Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers - 4th Edition
Spiral-bound, paper back, 216 pages
Publisher: National Historic Route 66 Federation
Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

One 5-star reviewer on Amazon wrote: "With its simple (as the Road would let it be :) ) turn by turn directions, recommended side trips, and impromptu history lessons, we were able to travel the Mother Road at our pace, in our time, to meet our desired level of adventure simply and with a minimum of fuss. Having THIS book in the car let us make this trip OUR way, without being beholden to some preset, artificial schedule. This book made the road ours to explore, and explore we did! This trip would not have been NEARLY as fun without this book right there to guide us. We loved having it available, and you will, too," mikemojc

Paintings, prints and signs line the walls of McJerry's Route 66 Gallery.
Now for information on finding the McJerry's Route 66 Gallery that McClanahan opened in 2008:

On his Website, McJerry66.com, Jerry writes that he welcomes visitors to his gallery just off Route 66 in Chandler, Okla.

"Now that spring is upon us, I will start sticking my little OPEN sign in the yard more regularly. But if you drop by, and the gallery looks deserted, give me a call anyway," Jerry says.

"I don't keep regular business hours, so I can be free to travel or do errands. But that also means I can open up any time I am in town. Including weekends if you happen to catch me. But not at 3 am please!," he pleads.

McJerry's Route 66 Gallery:
306 Manvel (Hwy 18)
Chandler OK 74834
Phone:405-240-7659
Email: mcjerry66@att.net

- Julianne G. Crane
To read more articles by Julianne G Crane about the RV lifestyle, go to RVWheelLife.com

Images: Courtesy of McJerry.com 

2 comments:

  1. Also enjoyed the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, OK. It's right off Interstate 40.

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