"Travis and I dipped our hands in the frigid Atlantic of Cape Cod and began our trip. Travis drops me off each morning and picks me up at day's end. In between, he takes pictures.

We're an odd couple, of sorts, a 27-year-old tech-savvy photographer and an old curmudgeon thrown together by a desire to explore."

Journal, APRIL 2004


JOE'S ON THE ROAD... AGAIN!
This time he is giving a behind-the-scenes look at the walk, the book and the many faces of US Route 6.



JULY

July 16, 2014 – Bristol CT
Bristol Public Library 6:30 p.m.

July 31, 2014 – Providence R.I.
Providence Public Library 6:30 p.m.
 

AUGUST

August 4, 2014 – East Providence RI
East Providence Public Library 7 p.m.
 
August 5, 2014 – Sandwich MA
Sandwich Public Library 7 p.m.
 
August 6, 2014 – Bourne MA
Jonathan Bourne Public Library, 7 p.m.
 
August 7, 2014 – New Bedford, MA
New Bedford Free Public Library
 
August 11, 2014 – Dartmouth MA
Dartmouth Public Library 6:30 p.m.

August 12, 2014 – Falmouth MA
Falmouth Public Library 7 p.m.
 
August 13, 2014 – Mattapoisett MA
Mattapoisett Free Public Library 6:30 p.m.

August 16, 2014 – Wareham MA
Wareham Free Public Library 11 a.m.



[+] More information about Joe Hurley's speaking engagements





JULY 2014. Joe's Channel 12 Interview, Providence [WPRI]
[+] Host Will Gilbert and Joe Hurley talk about his Route 6 Walk

MAY 2014. Litchfield County Times Article [CT]
[+] Joe Hurley relates his Route 6 Trek

1947 Rand McNally US Road Map [Download]
[+] Two versions available. Original and Route 6 highlighted.
Details/Download.

Be sure to check out Malerie Yolen-Cohen's [+] STAY ON ROUTE 6 Guide to Route 6 which is a mile-by-mile guide to the best places to see, eat and sleep while driving cross-country along the transcontinental. Her book is available on Amazon. Click here for Malerie's mention of my Route 6 Journey and Book.


NEWS, REVIEWS & REFLECTIONS


QUIRKY TREASURES CHRONICLED IN NEW BOOK
November 20, 2012 Willimantic Reminder News
by Melanie Savage

The frogs of Willimantic hold court on page 28 of "Ten Million Steps on Route 6," a book discussed by its author, Joe Hurley, at the Willimantic Public Library on Nov. 15. Hurley is a retired Connecticut journalist who, in 2005, embarked upon a journey across America with a young freelance photographer he found via the Internet. Hurley and photographer Travis Lindhorst hiked Route 6 from the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Cod to the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. It was a journey that took nine months,... (Read the Article)




Todd Franko
Editor, The Vindicator, Youngstown Ohio
(former editor of Gary Post-Tribune)

“JOE'S ARRIVAL IN OUR TOWN THAT SUMMER BECAME A CELEBRATION OF SORTS...”

A pizza party; various signs of support along U.S. 6; guest walkers here and there; and the elderly care home residents who camped out on their lawn awaiting our walk, and Joe’s special moments with them. He was greeted like Elvis.

That’s what I remember of the seven miles I walked with him that day. But what I remember more is the enormous risk of Joe’s trek, the simplicity of its employment, and its immense connection with thousands of lives from one coast to another. I am one of those lives.

To this day, I’m blessed to see U.S. 6 rather regularly in my travels. And when I do, I think of Joe Hurley, that special summer and my one magical day being part of it.


For additional [+] 10 Million Steps reviews

THE JOURNEY OF ROUTE6WALK


Spring/Summer 2014 Update. Second Edition Now Available!

We sold out of the first edition of Ten Million Steps back in December 2013, but the second edition is now in from the printers. We fixed some of the errors of the prior edition and put on a much prettier back cover. The book cover is also thicker and more durable. We also made some changes to the layout here and there. We think it’s quite a bit better... overall.

I meant to increase the price, but I forgot – dangit! The cover price is still $32, but there are discounts available. We've also re-offered a discounted price for website purchases of the book. It's a great deal at the regular cover price, and an even better deal... when you can save a few additional dollars!

My wife, Pat, and I are back on the road again. Perhaps we’ll be joined by guests, such as Travis, along the way from time-to-time. Be sure to check our "On-The-Road" updates. We haven’t started the Autumn schedule yet, but we’re thinking of doing a trip to Pennsylvania.



As an Executive Director of the Connecticut U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, Joe would like to hear from those individuals and communities that are interested in the economic development and preservation of our American Heritage along the historic US Route 6 Highway. Learn more about membership and events at Route6Tour.com.



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