Route 66 (also known as the “Main Street of America” or the “Mother Road”) was a highway within the U.S. Highway System. Established on November 11, 1926, the highway became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). Best known for most from a song written by Bobby Troup, originally recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio in 1946, and later performed by such artists as Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, and Depeche Mode.Route 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and it supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed.
In search of adventure, an alternative holiday to beach sunburns, and with four weeks to spare, me, Shane and Leah decided to do a bit of driving.
I would like to add a grandeur story to this statement, like: “we have always wanted to do this, it was my grandma’s wish before she passed away, we have been researching it thoroughly for months prior to flying all those miles..” Well. That would not be entirely true.
We were open to adventure and looked at driving through Vietnam, Cambodia, all the way to KL, but due to countless injections required in Asia, and us making decisions about where to spend most of the summer ..couple of days before the planned “departure to somewhere” day.. we decided on Route 66.
Here are some brief notes on how it all went, what’s awesome about it, why Amish people get funny haircuts, and what is a zedonk. Enjoy