Before Decommissioning

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Before Decommissioning

Before Decommissioning

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…

I like how this video presents the people and communities.  While it is from the 1980s, it presents the importance of Route 66 and it’s place in history.  Imagine riding a bus for a week while traveling from Chicago to L.A.  Today, people fly.  Back then people couldn’t afford to fly, so they took the bus.

Bloody 66, Mother Road, and other nicknames have been given this highway.  Because you cannot drive it end-to-end any more, few people get off the Interstate to drive it.  That’s why we’re driving it.

Our Tour

Our tour will be spread out over a month.  We know many of you will never get a chance to drive Route 66.  For this reason we want to provide you with a virtual road trip along Route 66.

Paul and Brent plan to stop at every significant attraction – man made or natural.  Come night time, if we have access to the Internet, our pictures and videos will go online.  Our blog will post here along with links to our videos and social media posts.  We will also Tweet updates as they happen — signal strength permitting.

 


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I’ve Been Everywhere

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.

Of course, the song isn’t specifically about Route 66, but Route 66 is the ultimate road trip.  Route 66 is the Mother Road!  The song does mention Route 66 locations.  In fact, we should see how many Route 66 locations people can list.  Comment on our Facebook page the Route 66 cities mentioned in the song.

You can bet that Paul and Brent will be listening to this while they drive.

Nine Months

Nine months isn’t a reference to pregnancy… it’s how many months before our 2017 Route 66 Tour.  We have the same amount of time to prepare as it takes a human baby to gestate.  (Okay, that was a reference to pregnancy, but nobody is pregnant here.)

Sponsors

We need sponsors.  This is a huge undertaking and we want other businesses to benefit from our broadcasts and posts.  It’s a win-win situation for both of us.

Studying for the Trip

We’ve been studying hard for this trip.  Brent has been reading about decommissioned sections of Route 66.  Some require doing a little searching.  Driving ALL of Route 66 is not as easy as taking I-40 across the country.  (Note:  I-40 parallels Route 66 in many places.)

Because of this studying, we plan to make this the most comprehensive, live, virtual tour of Route 66 ever.  You can tune in daily as we take the trip and see what we saw and did along the way.

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A Route 66 Rest Stop