Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Traveling Route 66

I'm baaack. You may have noticed the short absence here. I just got back from a two week trip driving route 66 with a friend all the way! That's from Chicago to LA! (And, by the way it was 100! degrees in LA yesterday) The three most interesting things were: 1. The People. 2. The changing landscape across this great country of ours. 3. The interesting artwork along the way.
Let's start with the people. It was fun to see the reactions of people when we said we were traveling route 66 from beginning to end. Some were like, why in the world would you do that and others were like wow, that must be fun. We met people from all over the world, one man from the Netherlands who was BIKING! the whole route. A man from Italy who was traveling all over the USA including 66 for eight weeks. Another man from England who again was traveling around the US including 66. Meeting the people was twofold. First, there were the tourists we met: 7 people from Hilliard/Dayton area at the Grand Canyon, a couple at a restaurant in AZ wearing an OSU sweatshirt had a daughter there and many more. Then there were the people who lived along the route who were making a living off of it. I would say at least everyday we stopped at some quirkly little place and meet some very interesting people that had lived there all their lives with stories about the people who have traveled the route through the years. I won't bore you with all the details but it was a blast. I highly recommend it. Tomorrow, I'll post some pictures and blog more about #'s 2 & 3.

1 comment:

Allan said...

Hi Karen
we have a group of 4 PT's who will be traveling Route 66 starting out in May. We leave Portland, OR on the first heading to Chicago. Sounds like you guys had a great time. We hace two poeple that will be put out a blog one is on facebook. Not sure whate the link is to the other.But from what you said we should have a great time. See on the road soon. Allan