Road Trip of a Lifetime

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while.  The big reason for that is we were away for three weeks fulfilling a dream we have had for a number of years — to drive Route 66 all the way from the start in Chicago to the end in Santa Monica.

If you wait until you have the time and money to make a trip like this, it will never happen.  For me, the final catalyst that spurred us into seriously planning the trip was the 2016 wildfires in California.  The famous Summit Inn, which had been a Route 66 landmark since 1952 was a casualty of those fires.

We knew every year we waited we were gambling our chance to see these places.  Whether fire, demolition, vandalism, or neglect, Route 66 icons only disappear more with the passage of time.  The best time to do Route 66 will always be “ten years ago” when more things were standing.  We didn’t want to wait any longer.

So, this will be the first in a series of video posts highlighting our trip down the Mother Road.  I hope you will follow along with us.

Today’s episode starts in Chicago and we head out towards Springfield, Illinois.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in History, Route 66, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s