Route 66 originally ran from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California and covered 2448 miles. Route 66 became one of the most famous roads in the USA, we all know the song (get your kicks on) Route 66!!
When Highway 40 was built Route 66 was bypassed and local family businesses lost passing trade. Many businesses closed and some even moved closer to the new highway in order to survive. Now Historic Route 66 is making a comeback, more and more people are coming to the US to travel this iconic road. Some of the motels, mom and pop diners and strange but funky things that make Route 66 are still open and others are being restored.
We haven’t really got the time to travel the whole of Route 66 but we are dipping in and out where we can. Some of highlights along the Mother Road that we liked are the Worlds Biggest Rocking Chair, The Blue Whale, Cadillac Ranch, old gas station and of course you have to visit the Big Texan for a steak! We will be back on Route 66 throughout the trip and will add more pictures as we go.