Day 3 on our fabulous Route 66 Road Trip! What a great adventure we’re having! Here I am with my classic car and my book series with the car in them!

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Here’s my car called Hawk’s Ride right before it’s getting loaded into the trailer for the rest of the Route 66 Road Trip!

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Drove to Barstow, California, to visit a lovely organization called B.E.S.T and to give their folks a set of my books. They wanted me to sign them! I felt really special to be there with their special people. Thanks so much!

50 kids books - CA Hartnell

Next we stopped at the Barstow Route 66 Museum but it was closed! I keep missing their museum hours! Yikes! But Gail and I had fun taking photos of my trailer parked out front.

route 66 books - CA Hartnell


Still hanging out at the Barstow Route 66 Museum with my sister Gail.

route 66 road trip - CA Hartnell


Our last stop in Barstow was at this really cool mural.


kids book author CA Hartnell

After driving the old Route 66 Road we stopped in Oatman, Arizona for a break and a bit of shopping! It’s a cool town where the donkeys wander the streets!

1950s book author CA Hartnell


After a really long day of driving and stopping, we finally got to our overnight destination in Kingman, Arizona! We had a great time on Route 66 today. And made some new friends along the way!

route 66 - CA Hartnell


About CA Hartnell

CA Hartnell is an award-winning author who specializes in kids books set in the 1950s. Her adventures growing up in El Monte, California in the 1950s inspired her set of children’s books: Scary Spring, Sinister Summer, Ferocious Fall, and Wild Winter. She now resides in Las Vegas, where she continues to adventure and inspire everyone around her. Get her popular kids books here.