|Gettin' My Kicks
|ROUTE 66 - THE MOTHER ROAD
"If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, the highway that's the best. Get your kicks on Route 66!" - C. Berry Song
It once stretched from the bustle of Chicago to the dreams of Hollywood, California. A 2,400-mile route of romance,
adventure, craters and petrified forests. John Steinbeck called it the Mother Road, and indeed it was. Route 66 was a
lifeline through much of America, connecting the small midwestern towns of Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, with the big
cities of Los Angeles and Chicago. Now it is a dusty back road snaking around a superhighway. A stretch of
dreams that is a crumbling, rumbling museum to a time that should never be forgotten.
|These photos were taken on my 50th Birthday trip of exploring over
300 miles of Route 66. It was a wonderful adventure thanks to my
patient wife, Diane!
|William H. Bonney
"Billy the Kid"
|What a Caboose!