Lorrie the Highway Mentor

G’Day, My Sister Travelers:

As I sit here now in the wrath of a midland storm awaiting the power to kick in; I contemplate the journey that lies ahead.

Shifting our direction along this course as the wind changes direction, does not mean we’ve lost the will to move forward…

Seemingly, we fall victim of our success, as progress forces us to embrace challenges and shift gears.

Notwithstanding change,  I truly believe that going back to our roots is the force that grounds us to rise above, to reach even higher sources of power.

The thought of the ‘Old Gold Rush Road’ connecting ‘The Mother Road’ hits directly home 🏡 for me.  And the fear of missing an opportunity to ‘thread the needle’ on this ribbon of road may [at times] seem out of reach.

However, As I recapture my thoughts, I see myself (not lost, but found) along a discovery detour in the spotlight of spectacular scenery that becomes anew with every mile forging through this new road.

May our  journey continue and carry us to new heights, keeping our legacy relevant & vibrant by building unbreakable bonds in this galvanized chain of heritage highways.  

As true ”Wayfinders”, Our goal is to rise and lift others whom we meet along this pathway!

Love Lorrie
Staying on Course


Hello from Trails End…

Leaving our last campsite here in the Coldstream Valley perched high on the hillside that overlooks the radiantly beautiful Kalamalka Lake!
The views up here are stunning and this magnificent area is truly difficult to leave behind in our rear view.

Going ‘back to reality’ heading homeward, we’re stopped for a rest at Juniper Beach’ along the banks of the Thompson River, west of Kamloops Lake.  How blessed we are to witness the landscape unfold in a kaleidoscope of colors.  From red apples 🍎 to pumpkins 🎃 of brilliant orange, nature’s bounty speaks volumes as Autumn settles into brilliant hues.

So long for now my special comrades, we shall meet again soon ‘down destiny’s road’!

Love Lorrie
Rural ROUTES Rider

Behold the Blueline

A Moving Force…

Penned in the Power of Blue

By L. Fleming – 2019

Michelle’s sense of creativity is once again ‘endowed with vision’…  The newly minted ‘Blueline’ is akin to Canada Geese!  Defined as hovering avatars in V-shape flight, following geomagnetic lines of energy, wheeling together in a magnetic force to direct flight paths.  Migratory Birds possess a built-in “map & compass” to navigate directional lines in a natural magnetic field.

Drawn by the blue line of the sky and aligned by the stars, birds map out their local environs using physical landmarks synchronized with an inherent compass set in unified balance.  Revolving along an invisible & protective ‘axis’, the Blueline shield safeguards and embodies “Route Blue”.  This center line that levitates in our tracks gives symmetry and balance to elements (such as works of art) in a harmonious direction of travel.

In every language, symmetry refers to a main line of motion in an alliance of power.  To promote and maintain mutual interests, the ‘Blueline’ transfers a sense of equilibrium in proportion to geometric lines of energy to align unique purposes of travel.  Steeped in the Spirit of Blue [the color of sea & sky], the ‘Blueline’ symbolizes depth, trust & wisdom and is beneficial to the mind, body & soul of our universe.

I wholeheartedly relate to Michelle’s ‘Blueline’ as testament to the power of verse, as quoted in reference to poetry of {Wild Geese} being in a capacity to speak so deeply to so many types of people & human characteristics.  Moreover, to honor the words of singer/songwriter {Joni Mitchell’s} beautifully crafted song entitled “Urge for Going” …


May the ‘Blueline’ carry us to boundless destinations along our braided trails!

Soaring in the Spirit of Blue,

Lorrie Fleming

In celebration of 2019, A Boldly Blue Year

Prelude to Behold the Blueline

My perspective of Michelle’s ‘Blueline’ connotes an imaginary (yet tangible) spatial map acting as a pivotal and omnipresent overhead guideway to synchronize national interests with a multi-national scope.  The Blueline sets the course and we (the travelers) follow our hearts along a connective path to fulfill the journey…

“Purpose is the reason you journey.

Passion is the fire that lights the way” (Author Unknown)


2019 – A “Happy Blue Year” (Coined by Michelle Loughery)

In Honor of Route Blue

By Lorrie Fleming “2019” is poised to be a ‘Gateway Year’for our freshly minted Route Blue, positioning itself for an infinite 2020 vision into the future, as seen through the eyes of Michelle Loughery’s “Master Plan”!  In all her wisdom, Michelle brilliantly sees beyond the naked eye and introduces light to a dark canvass and remarkably transforms pallor into color.

            Our integrated highway system has a new hue on its horizon, introducing a cultural color wheel that moves all aspects of society on an all-inclusive guideway.  The beloved ‘Mother Road’ has given birth to new lineage perched high upon her family tree. Coming alive here in BC, a renaissance is happening to our inherent highway corridor, reviving a sleeping giant into a global viewing screen destined to educate and retrace our vast inland heritage.  Along this homeland course, Michelle magically draws a dimensional mapping mechanism at our fingertips to guide us along a virtual tour to regenerate & capture the movements of a culture richly steeped in local folklore.  

            An invitation is soon to evolve to capture the interests of a generation enriched with stories that connect hearts of many origins & ethnicities transporting us through the ages.   Color Me Blue, and I shall connect-the-dots on a cultural journey that comes alive with knowledge and perpetual learning.  As the ‘Blue Year’ unfolds, Route Blue is bound to captivate the human interest that is permanently etched in the sands of time. Stay tuned for a ‘breath of blue’ to carry you along Canada’s own Mother Road…

Yours from the Inland Corridor of “Gold ‘n Blue Country” set deep in the Heartland of BC

Lorrie Fleming

One for the Road

Route Blue on the GOLD

The Road speaks in many languages, it has heart ❤️ soul & a succinct voice.  Complimented with depth perception in a kaleidoscope of colors that unify people & place in a directional spiral.  Like the wheel, Route Blue is a human moral compass that drives us on an endless path in the circle of life!
This is why we’re so connected to The Mother Road, to carry us home on destiny’s journey.
Let’s rediscover this bloodline before we find that it is lost🌈…

There are rural champions all around us…Lorrie our Queen of the highway is the best ambassador of the blue line… collecting the people…the stories and the spirit of the blue..

the road awaits

Bob & I met Marcie of Explore Gold and Steve Rice at the Packinghouse in Spences Bridge in late summer.  Here’s to a smooth ride ahead!


AR:TROUTE BLUE with Highway Queen

Lorrie Flemming and her wonderful Husband Bob and their amazing dog are off to follow the blue and blog about the #destination Mural Town tour…
Dear my fellow bluers:

Enjoying the coastline art along the historic reaches of Monterey & adjoining town of Pacific Grove Cali.  The bike trail that joins the two beach cities features this great wall of interpretive vestiges steeped in local history.  Our next overnight stop is San Louis Obispo & Cambria, both strongly rooted in Spanish  culture., followed by my favourite colourful mural town of Exeter – steeped in agricultural history…may the journey implant permeant roots!

Sending love from the road,
Lorrie Fleming
One for the Road
Photos courtesy Bob Walker

Going Blue

2018 – Going Blue…


Written by Lorrie Fleming – January 2018


. . . The Sky’s the limit…Michelle’s incredible dream takes a positive hue, driving the color wheel to a new beginning!  Route Blue Highway, a movement to celebrate the creative art of the ‘hand-to-land’ initiative, entwined with a heart-to-heart spirit.  So true are the famous words of wisdom of a great philosopher ~ “What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you”! {Ralph Waldo Emerson}

A history lesson is a voice from our past that echoes a passage to the future bequeath to us through a gateway built by the wisdom & experience of early travelers along life’s highway.  Akin to Michelle, following the braided paths of women trail blazers who ventured & braved our early ‘open’ roads, one intrepid adventurer wrote “My advice to timid motorists is “GO”!    These early pioneers of travel paved the way in time for others to embark on a similar journey.

Michelle’s vision of travel goes far beyond the landscape, in her viewpoint, ‘Route Blue Highway’ draws a map to a sense of place that captures the hearts of all humanity on a never-ending journey through a viaduct of art, carrying stories in a timeless visual journal.

This unique “Ribbon of Blue” is a bridge to our past, encompassing an amazing journey that awaits at each stop point of discovery.  Sometimes, it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination (Drake).

Henceforth, “Here’s to you”, Michelle for faithfully believing in your aspirations and working your magic to create this dedicated highway for humanity of all hues that’s paved with purpose, powered by people and etched in the permanence of “art’!

{I leave you with excerpts of a mission statement from my colleagues of the Route 66 Association of Illinois ~ “Preservation is the means by which the past is linked to the present for the future.  Our association combines creative thinking with a ‘can do’ attitude” …}

Written from my heart, through the power of blue,


“One for the Road”