There is Romeoville, Joliet, Elwood and thousands of other colorful towns. Flavorful, small- town- priced mom- and- pop grills and greasy spoons like the Blueberry Hill and the Bagdad Cafes. Places to rest that have been around since the old road was new. Historical buildings, Route 66 museums, and fascinating gift shops. Stay overnight at rest wonders like the Blue Swallow Motel, whose flashing neon is a real Kodak moment in itself. In a world where the pace seems to be faster than a speeding bullet,; we need to wake up, slow down, and see the greatness and history of this country.
We have lost our connection with the people and the amazing diversity of this land through plane travel and interstate highways. Finding Route 66 is a journey more than geographical. It’ is about self- discovery. A journey that will change your whole perspective by having giving you a clearer vision of the US of A and the people in it. Best thing is to do a search on the web or buy a book to help you pick and choose along the way from Santa Monica to downtown Chicago. Now saddle up to your vehicle and get your kicks on route 66.