On Sunday July 1, my wife and I are taking off. First on the itinerary is to stop by Bowling Green, KY to visit the Corvette Plant & Museum. Linda might also do a few laps on the Corvette Racetrack. From there, we’ll go to Western Illinois to visit her sister and celebrate the 4th of July. Then on July 5, we drive to Chicago for the official start of our Route 66 Road Trip.
Following the lyrics of Bobby Troup’s song, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” sung originally by Nat King Cole, we plan to spend at least one night in each city named in the song. Saint Looey, Joplin, and Oklahoma City. Amarillo, Gallup, and Flagstaff — not forgetting Winona, of course! On to Kingman, Barstow, and San Bernardino. And then finally Los Angeles.
We’ve made a list of things we want to do, places to visit, and sights to see along the way. And I want to take pictures. There’s even a good chance that we’ll try to post something on Facebook or on this blog at each stop.
This trip has been a long time coming. When we were kids, we watched the Route 66 TV show. Linda has loved sports cars ever since she was a little girl, riding in a convertible with her uncle. Now, we finally have a chance to motor west on Route 66, and we even get to drive the Mother Road in a Corvette. Just a few more days til we leave!