Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mother Road

The historic Route 66 is like paradise for a wanderer, such as myself, and has been since the 1920's.  You see, nowadays, Route 66 is about escaping the hum drum of interstates and disvovering America--- the America with road-side diners open 24 hours, neon motel signs, and true gritty biker bars. 

Route 66 deliberately sways and twists, hunting America's Main Streets instead of bypassing them.   Just like a paved East-West artery, Route 66 seeks out the hearts of the small towns in its path, offering life changing road trips for all the gypsies who "listen to the old tip".

I think that Route 66 and its funky diners and motels and oddity stops embodies the American roadtrip.

So, if you ever plan to motor west, take my way, the highway that is best.
(Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, Amarillo, TX)


  1. Hey Wanderer,
    My folks have the wandering bug too. They are wandering the country in their RV. They keep a travel log on their blog:

    You might find it interesting. ;-)
    Take care,

  2. Thanks, Tiffany; I'm completely jealous that they can do that! :) I'll check it out...

  3. I do love this post! I've always wanted to just there some bags in the car and get my kicks on Route 66! Guess it'll be on my list of future DO's. thanks for the follow, I'm yours now!