Monday, March 2, 2015

Road Trip: Route 66

From the Grapes of Wrath to pop music to the early days of television, the Mother Road is linked to the American psyche. It touches on some of the greatest mythology in American. It's Manifest Destiny. While much of the Midwest-to-Pacific route has been swallowed up by interstates, many places still preserve the original two-lane highway. The scenery is inspiring, particularly the portion across the Southwest. Every other street scene reminds you of Rain Man or some other movie."
While the Southwest offers the most famous scenery, don't neglect the start of the route in Illinois. The town of Pontiac, home to two great stops, the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and the Pontiac Oakland Auto Museum, a memorable tribute to the car brands.

No comments:

Post a Comment