Route 66. Those words conjure up something magical, something mysterious, something nostalgic. it’s The Mother Road. People come from all over the world to make the journey. It’s almost as if it’s a pilgrimage. Even though it was decommissioned back in the 1980s, it’s one road…one piece of history that refuses to die. The spirit of the open road is alive and well to this very day. It’s a journey worth making. There is a lot of history on that road, and it seems a revival is in progress right now. A lot of the smaller towns along this historic road are experiencing booming economies. Whether you’re driving through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or California, there is always something different…something new to see or explore along the way. From the abandoned gas stations and motels, to the antique shops and mom and pop diners, it’s the experience of a lifetime. Fortunately, a good number of those places are still alive and thriving. The Conoco Tower gas station & U-Drop-Inn located in Shamrock, Texas, the Desert Hills motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma….even the Route 66 motel in Barstow, California, are alive and well. Sure, there are a lot of quirky little tourist stops along the way, but that’s part of what gives this historical road it’s charm. No matter if you are making the trip for the first or the fiftieth time, there will always be something new and exciting just around the corner. So pack your bags, and hit the open road. You won’t be disappointed. And keep this in mind: If you ever plan to motor west….travel my way, take the highway that’s the best….get your kicks, on Route 66!