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Season's Greetings and what a great 2019 it's been!

Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice, Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy New Year and a Festivus for the rest of us! Whichever holidays you decide to celebrate, or not celebrate, we here at Gribblenation want to wish you and yours the best and happiest holiday possible, whether you are hitting the road or staying at home.



We also want to thank our fans and readers of Gribblenation, which now total over 1000 likes on Facebook alone. Thank you for your continued support of our blog, our Facebook page and our Instagram account. It has been a great 2019, with such things like the addition of our account on Instagram, being picked up by the San Juan Bautista Historical Society for a feature on Rocks Road/Old Legislative Route 22, articles for Old CA 120/140 Yosemite Entrance Road, the battle to build the I-95 bypass through Fayetteville, North Carolina, and going back to the future with “Where the Hell is Hill Valley US 8/US 395”.

What's on tap for 2020, you may ask? We have some material from Mexico, British Columbia and Alaska coming down the pike, along with more great features from all over the map. There will also be a recurring themed article or post on the 20th of each month for a highway with the number 20 in order to celebrate the year 2020. This could be for US 20, Autoroute 20 in Quebec, or any other highway with the number 20 anywhere. Plus there will be some other surprises along the way.

Once again, season's greetings to all!

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