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maandag 9 april 2012

Historic Route 66

Route 66 very well known special by BIKERS they love this long route from the nord east Cicago to the far West Los Angeles. The route is about 4000 km. long and passes the states of: Cicago, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. This legendair Hyway is the best way to travel and meet many different people with their own culture. In Chicago the Bues found his way. And in Oklahoma the Blue Grass music. In Missisipi st.Louis after many factories had to close, now the culture from the HIP HOP arise in the many clubs around. From 1926 till the end of 1960 this route was also called Mother of the Roads.
Since 1984 the route was not so important anymore and only a few small cities and shops along the route survived. On the website You can find a lot of picures in information. We traveled the route 66 from Flagstaff till Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert. With the famous Joshua Trees which look like large cactuses.
You can drive for hours without seeing any other car so You feel like you are all alone on the road.
Real great. The best time to travel throug the desert is in spring or autumn otherwise it can be terrible hot and don't drive without gasoline and water. One more: keep your limit when You drive the Route, because even if You see nobody, Police is around the corner.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Funnily my husband and I were just talking about route 66 a couple of days ago. I have driven a little of it about 15 years ago and have always wanted to do more. We were talking about how we should do all of it when Ellie our daughter leaves home in a couple of years so when I saw this, I was attracted to read more. Feeling inspired to find out even more now. Thanks

  2. Hi Heather, I hope You find the time to visit the route again it is truly fun and interesting. Our daughter lives in las vegas so we try to visit her once a year. we live in the netherlands. Greetings