Archive For 2016-12-12

Every Day is a Winding Road

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Every Day is a Winding Road

Every Day is a Winding Road There are parts of Route 66 where the road is straight as an arrow.  Conversely, there are parts of Route 66 that wind and twist.  You’ll see both on Route 66. Oatman, Arizona is an example of one twisty, dangerous, stretch of road.  Several locations along Route 66 leading…

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I’ve Been Everywhere

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I’ve Been Everywhere

One of Johnny Cash’s best songs was I’ve Been Everywhere. In the song Cash rolls of a list of locations he’s traveled. It is the ultimate road trip song.

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Route 66 Bus

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Route 66 Bus

In Pontiac, Illinois, there’s a Route 66 Museum. A feature of the museum is the Route 66 Bus.. .or should I say Hippie RV.

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Easy Mention

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Easy Mention

Here is an easy mention – an easy sponsorship opportunity. We’ve created this to make it easy and affordable for a business to sponsor our tour.

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Preservation

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Preservation

Route 66 has a preservation following. It isn’t often you have people who donate time and money to keep a road maintained, but this is the case with Route 66. It’s worth it, in my opinion.

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Surface Streets

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Surface Streets

Surface Streets What I wrote about decommissioning Route 66 leads us to a discussion about surface streets.  Like most U.S. Highways, Route 66 (the former U.S. Highway 66) was never a freeway.  Today, sections of Route 66 are simply surface streets. In cities like Chicago, St. Louis and Oklahoma City are examples where Route 66…

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Decommissioning

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Decommissioning

Route 66 is a decommissioned U.S. Highway. Decommissioning a highway means it will no longer receive Federal funds for its maintenance. This is exactly what happened to Route 66 piece by piece.

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Barbershop

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Barbershop

My grandfather used to walk me to the barbershop. The barber pole outside the barbershop always intrigued me. I’d love watching it spin.

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Dancing

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Dancing

Whenever I think of Route 66 I will remember dancing with my daughter, Natalie, in the middle of Route 66 just outside Cool Springs, Arizona, on the way to Oatman. Nobody was on the road. It was off season, and we had people keeping their eyes out for cars coming.

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