Traveling on Route 66
Route 66 is more than just a map or a strip of pavement.
It’s a state of mind.
It lives on in the memories of those who have traveled or read about it.
First came the dust bowl emigrants on their way to a better life in California, followed later by troop convoys heading to the battle fields, and then the weary soldiers wending their way back home.
Soon there were tourists -thousands of tourists – traveling Route 66 on the vacation trip of a lifetime.
The spirit of Route 66 continues to live today for those who take the time to discover the mysteries of America’s most famous highway to adventure.
The fascinating mixture of American history, nostalgia, and adventure brings travelers from all over the world to experience the romance of a simpler time, when life moved at a slower pace. No two experiences are ever quite the same.
Route 66 Memory Album
Most of us who traveled “Main Street of America” during its heyday had no thoughts of creating memories or making history.
We were simply on our way from one place to another. But, without realizing it at the time, we discovered adventure, saw new vistas, and created memories.
This experience is different for each of us. Even today, there is a spirit that continues to draw people from all over the world eager to create their own uniquely different experience. They, too, are creating memories. This Memory album is dedicated to those that made that trip then as well as those who rediscover it today.
You’re invited to share those experiences as we record history through memories. If you have stories told by your parents or grandparents about their trip on old 66, we’d love to have them too.
Whether you made the trip yesterday or more than 50 years ago, simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your story along with permission to print it. If you have a photo of your trip, send it as well. It will be entered in our Memory Album along with only your first name and state or country. Take the time to send your memories in today.