I was listening to an alternative radio station yesterday and the song; Route 66, (Chuck Berry Version), started to play. I woke up this morning and guess what? That’s right, the song was still in my head. It was so distracting that it got me wondering about all sort of things about, Route 66. I couldn’t remember where in America it start/ended etc. Naturally, I googled it and was looking up a few other travel stuff and hey presto!
All kinds of info popped up so I thought I’d share it. Route 66, I found out, was built in 1926 and runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. Along the famous route, there are Diners that have been around since the 1930s. Apparently the original route has been re-aligned, shifted, re-designated and re-named over the past 25 years or so. I think this happened when the Interstates where built. However, true to form most states still recognise it as, Route 66, some re-naming parts of it for historical reasons. Examples I found were; “State Route 66”, “Historic Route 66”.
If you’re up to the 2,400 mile drive. You can travel to Chicago and have a City/Rural travel experience. If you’re already in the United States, lucky you! Especially if you’re in Los Angeles or Chicago. I know that a long car drive from State to State in the US, so maybe this appeals to you. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of those huge luxury Campa Vans and enjoy the ride, better yet, a huge luxury coach that’s as big as a house. Hmm something to add to my travel list I think.
The other States along the route before the end (Califonia), are; Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona. If you are feeling a little nostalgic and want to go on a road trip, Route 66, would be it!