Bent Tree Inn community

Lost and found in Bent Tree Inn community

Historical Route 66 is tricky. This time the dead end of it brought me to the Bent Tree Inn old hotel converted into a community.

I spent a night in McDonalds which I like for their 24×7 care about traveling people.  Big bathroom, WiFi and electric plugs are quarantined. After many times of WiFi disappointments in different places McDonalds seems to be the only place to stop for coffee and food breaks.

University professors Bev and Bob and family bought a few properties around to bring and take care of teenagers whose parents have problems with low. These guys were so enthusiastic to help me with loading my bike and carrying it up to the hi-way because Route 66 has dead end here. We are thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail with them as a part of their recovery from abusive  families.


Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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