The Legendary Road
Route 66 is justifiably the most famous road in the world. The opposite of the impersonal interstate. It connects the Midwest with the West Coast of America. Along the way it transcended its role as a mere road, became the stuff of legend and the path to the Promised Land. Millions of people have travelled this road. They are the heroes of this story. Refugees from every country made this life or death journey to America, often their ultimate goal being the Sunshine State of California.
America offered hope and opportunity and Route 66 became the road to travel on to make your dreams come true.
This cross country trip became a cultural icon and a monument to crazy Individuality. The weird and wonderful roadside attractions often reflected local history and lore, inviting you to stop a while. Dramatic rugged wilderness and historic sites together with neon signs, drive-in restaurants and friendly motels make this an unforgettable experience.
Over the last 86 years the legend has grown and become ever more important to Americans and the world. Travellers and adventurers know that this is more than just a journey from here to there. It’s a way of being. It’s a state of mind. It’s part of what makes America great.
Let’s keep it that way. Let’s celebrate.
LIFE ON ROUTE 66