"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

THE JOURNEY OF ROUTE6WALK


Looking Back to April 02, 2004

"Even a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. I took that first step March 26 at Herring Cove on Cape Cod, the start of our 3,600-mile trek across the U.S. One step down, 10 million to go. Photographer Travis Lindhorst and I are on a coast-to-coast journey in search of the heartbeat of America as we travel the entire length of Route 6, a country road that stretches from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Long Beach, Califormia."

That was one of my original entries in my online journal as we began Route 6 Walk. Yes, we completed the journey, and we even wrote the book. The fanfare of the accomplishment was always local. The stories and our experiences were always personal. If you are walking across America to experience America, that seems the proper way to accomplish it. – Joe Hurley, April 2016



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.


NEW YORK
Mahopac, October 1, 2016
Chamber of Commerce Street Fair, Downtown

MASSACHUSETTS
Brewster, October 8-9, 2016
Craft Fair, Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A

CONNECTICUT
Glastonbury, October 14-15, 2016
Apple Festival, Welles Street Riverfront Park

Brookfield, November 5, 2016
Museum and Historical Society Craft Fair, Whisconier Middle School

Simsbury, November 12-13, 2016
Holiday Craft Fair, Tower Ridge Country Club

Ridgefield, November 19, 2016
Woman’s Club Craft Fair, East Ridge Middle School (tentative)

Woodbury, December 3, 2016
Junior Women’s Club Craft Fair, Woodbury Middle School (tentative)


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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.


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.



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