CA Hartnell recently traveled Route 66 with My Possibilities, taking Hawk's Ride to its new home in Texas. The journey was filled with laughs, car shows, and endless smiles! Both Hawk's Ride & Route 66 were invaluable inspirations to CA Hartnell while she wrote her 1950s kids book series: The Adventures of
National Alaska Day is June 28, so here are some photos from an Alaska Cruise I took in September 2017 with my sister, Gail, and friends. I’m standing on a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, with its harbor in the background. Check out the cruise ship in my sunglasses! Alaska is a spectacular place to visit!
Last May on our Route 66 Road Trip halfway across America, we left the Mother Road to drive down to My Possibilities in Plano, Texas. MP serves folks with special needs and they arranged a cool car show for their Hipsters to introduce them to my car Hawk’s Ride! It’s a 1937 Ford Slant back
On a recent trip to Mexico with friends, we cruised on their boat around the Sea of Cortez. One afternoon we anchored off of this lovely beach, one of hundreds in this area. We went ashore to explore and take in the scenery. This particular beach had lots of vegetation that looked more like a
It's the unofficial kick off of summer! Kids are out of school, families are planning road trips, and many of us are enjoying the warmer weather throughout the United States. In celebration of this fun season, you can buy all FOUR of my 50s book series for only $32.00! My 1950s children's book, Sinister
On Day 6, here’s a really cool old Route 66 roadside attraction, the Leaning Water Tower in Groom, Texas. It leans at 10 degrees and though it looks like it’s leaning on two legs, the secret of the tower is that it’s really a tripod when you count the white pipe in the middle! Route
Las Vegas author C.A. Hartnell is full of stories from her childhood, growing up in El Monte, California, about 15 miles outside of Los Angeles. This year she re-released her four-book children’s series containing stories from her childhood; next she plans on writing a “grown-up” book about Las Vegas, what she calls a “cozy
Day 4 of our Route 66 Road Trip finds us in Kingman, Arizona, at Mr. D’s, a super cool, retro diner! I had to take a photo at the entrance of such pink and turquoise cuteness!!! Route 66 has a bounty of really special places like this one! Inside Mr. D’s is a totally traditional
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! 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! Drove
Stopped in Victorville, California, for a Route 66 visit! I’m outside the California Route 66 Museum in Old Town Victorville and what a cool place! One whole side of the museum is a giant mural with the Route 66 California cities. Since I grew up in California this was especially cool for me to see!