"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.



Tuesday, September 30 - Bridgeport CT
Bridgeport Community Historical Society
Bridgeport Public Library, North Branch 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14 - West Burlington PA
Bradford County Library 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 15 - Mansfield PA
Mansfield Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 16 - Galeton, PA
Galeton Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 18 - Bradford PA
Bradford Area Public Library, 1 p.m.

Monday, October 20 - Smethport PA
Hamlin Memorial Library 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21 - Port Allegany PA
S. W. Smith Library 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22 - Wellsboro PA
Green Free Library 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 23 - Coudersport PA
Coudersport Public Library 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 25 - Wyalusing PA
Wyalusing Public Library 11 a.m.

Saturday, November 1 - Carbondale PA
Carbondale Public Library 2 p.m.
 
Monday, November 3 - Troy PA
Allen Pierce Free Library 5:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, November 4 - Tunkhannock PA
Tunkhannock Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, November 5 - Scranton PA
Library Express, The Mall at Streamtown 6:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, November 6 - Towanda PA
Towanda Public Library 6:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday, November 12 - New Bedford MA
New Bedford Catholic Woman’s Club, Wamsetta Club 7 p.m.

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


SPECIAL MENTION
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.

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.

If you would like to see a small clip from Joe Hurley's "Behind the Scenes" talk, click on the video icon (left) and a 5-minute introduction to the session will start.

Our thanks to BCTV Productions and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library (Bourne, Massachusetts) for the use of the video clip.



AUGUST 6, 2014. WBSM/AM 1420 Interview with Phil Palaologos
Article and Station Audio/Video. View directly on YouTube.

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.


NEWS, REVIEWS & REFLECTIONS

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.


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