Classic Route 66…………. Rt. 66 is in a time-warp!
U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and also known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.
These old trucks and cars are all over the parts of Route 66 that we drove on.
Check out those gas prices!
If you want reminders of “the olden days”… you must travel on Route 66!
The Cadillac Ranch: a classic landmark beside Route 66 in Amarillo, TX; consisting of ten Cadillac cars which are half buried nose-down in the ground in a single file. This public art is the work of the Ant Farm and was created in 1974.
10 cars are buried in a single file.
East to West, they are aligned with an east to west orientation.
Cadillacs, all cars are Cadillac models, from a 1948 to a 1963 (some say 1964) model.
Relocated, the cars were relocated 2 miles west of their original position in 1997.
We left Cadillac Ranch only to pass another sort of Ranch!
Then we came upon the leaning water tower. (not by mistake Cathy looked for it!)
…and then, and then… (along came Jones..) we were on the road again!…………..