Archive For The “Oklahoma” Category
While we were eating lunch, the fire chief invited us to stop and visit the fire station in Galena. Why not? It’s not often you’re invited by a town dignitary to come visit.
The fire station is next to the restored old train station. It’s a double-whammy of a Route 66 stop.
Day 9 – State to State Day 9 is the day we go from state (Missouri) to state (Kansas) to state (Oklahoma). It’s odd that Kansas is not represented in the Route 66 Song. Yet, there are some neat places to see in Kansas. One of them is Galena. You roll in to Galena, and…
What are the superlatives of Route 66 as Paul and I saw it?
Well, let us list them.
After a trip of this magnitude, we have lessons to share. The lessons learned are categorized below. We hope this serves as a guide to others.
This is sort of a casting call. Paul and I are looking for people to photograph as we travel Route 66. You don’t have to be a professional model. In fact, you don’t have to be a model at all.
This video shows portions of Route 66 before decommissioning. The video is an hour and 45 minutes long, but it presents a good overview of Route 66. It’s worth watching…
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…