Tag: Route 66

  • Old Route 66 pavement

    The point of our Route 66 trip was to take in America at ground level – to experience the countryside’s changing terrain as we moved west, to enjoy the small towns that dot the route, and to take in any tourist traps that interested us. But me being me, I also wanted to see some old-road…

  • Finding excellent accommodations on Route 66

    It’s not entirely true that I didn’t plan our Route 66 trip. I did book motels in advance. I wanted to stay in independent motels as much as possible, and Route 66 boasts several that are well known because of their connection to the Mother Road. Two of those motels really stood out. The first was the Munger…

  • How to not plan a road trip

    The beginning of our trip along Route 66 from Illinois to about the Texas line.

  • A Route 66 spring break

    My sons and I are just back from our biennial spring break trip, and this time we drove old Route 66 across Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. I was a teenager when the last of Route 66 was decommissioned – that is, no longer considered part of the national highway system. At about the same time, Hot Rod magazine…

  • Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Flash Model

    A review of the fun and surprisingly capable Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, a camera for 620 film.