Route 66 Adventure Handbook


"Get Your Kicks on Route 66" was a popular 1940s song by Nat King Cole, which helped bring the long stretch of road – Route 66 – to fame. Now you can have your own kicks on Route 66 if you take the Route 66 Adventure Manual as it will take you to many of the hidden and not so hidden gems along this road.

Route 66 was one of the first highways in the United States, scheduled for completion in 1926. It runs from Chicago to California and passes through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, en route to Santa Monica California. In the 1950s, after President Eisenhower signed a bill providing for the creation of the "interstate highway system" and numerous large "super highways" being built, many people assumed that the famous road was virtually dead. But while these new highways challenged the reign of Route 66 and, as the author of the Route 66 Adventure Manual notes, it seemed for a while that the famous road was disappearing, fortunately, travelers eventually came to recognize the unique qualities of this famous route, and It is now enjoying a resurgence.

Now in its fifth edition, the Route 66 Adventure Handbook is divided into chapters by state, ranging from southwest Illinois to California. Each chapter includes numerous attractions, much more than I've seen in other travel books. And many of these attractions are missing points in other books, places that are as unique as the Cadillac Ranch, where the "art" of the car shows real partially buried "Cadillacs" … which they say are positioned at the same angle as the sides of the big ones. Pyramids of Egypt "(p. 290) In addition, each chapter also includes a" Farther "section where attractions can be found within walking distance of the famous route.

The Route 66 Adventure Handbook is written in an easy to read / follow style and the layout is easy on the eye, making this book perfect for repeatedly capturing and consulting. There is so much to choose from for your travel visits on your pages that you will want to start researching the book long before your travel begins. My best pick from the countless attractions of this book should be "Big Brutus" – a giant, and I mean GIANT! ("the second largest ever built") – hydraulic shovel in West Mineral, KS. A photograph of Brutus shows a car parked next to him, giving him a good idea of ​​how big Brutus is. And I must mention all the photos, because this book is full of them – almost every attraction mentioned is accompanied by a good, clear photo. To make location even easier, below each photo is the GPS location of the attraction. Whether you're planning a trip to explore Route 66, whether it's a quick getaway along a part of the road or an adventure on a full over 2,000-mile route, be sure to take the Route 66 Adventure Manual with you to win miss a single attraction on this famous road.

Quill says: John Steinbeck called Route 66 "The Mother Road" in The Grapes of Wrath, and for good reason. Now, with the Route 66 Adventure Guide, you can explore this fantastic stretch of asphalt and enjoy all the unique gems it has to offer, jewelry that others without the guide might miss. Get the book, get in your car and start driving!


Source by Ellen F Feld