Life is a Highway
Life is a highway when you’re traveling on Route 66. By highway, I don’t mean freeway or Interstate. I mean HIGH WAY. It’s the better way to travel.
I never drove Route 66 when it was the main artery from Chicago to L.A. I was too young and we lived too far away, however I remember much of those Americana icons. I remember the top loading soda machines, the cans of oil, full-service service stations, Burma Shave signs, and other things you find along Route 66.
Why I-40 Killed Route 66
People ask why I-40 killed Route 66. To understand why, watch the movie Cars. While it is a cartoon, it explains what happened. With an interstate freeway, people stop less often, and when they do stop, they stop at freeway exits.
The old way of travel took you through tiny towns. You drove by mom-and-pop stores. You might very well find a service station in the middle of nowhere. True, it took longer to get from point A to B, but it is the journey that matters.
And now for your entertainment…
Life is a Highway, from the movie Cars, by Rascal Flatts applies to Route 66. It’s not the Route 66 theme song, but the movie Cars is all about Route 66.
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