Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Route 66 is one of those nostalgic places that brings with it pictures of styles and cars from a bygone era. If you're anything like me, you associate Route 66 with the pop culture references that made this highway one of the most famous roads in the world.  This famous road has been in movies and music, and though some of it has certainly changed over the years, there are still parts of it which make you feel like you've left the present and stepped back in time.

Last spring, we had a chance to take this historic highway on our way from Page, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada, and we couldn't help but take the scenic route. 

We didn't really have a plan (which is big for us), but we drove along the highway when we could, stopping when we wanted to.  We found a kitschy souvenir shop with a makeshift museum with old cars, motorcycles, clothes, signs, etc, and the ladies who work there told us that most of the people who stop in these days are Europeans making their way around the US.  These ladies were really friendly, and they told us about a great little restaurant called "Westside Lilo's."  If you ever have a chance to eat here, do it! The food was amazing, and it was the perfect place to get some good, homestyle cooking.  

Our objective was to make it to Las Vegas, so other than that, we just drove.  We stopped to take pictures along the way, but mostly we just enjoyed the pretty day.  Because we didn't have anywhere to be that day, it was well worth it to take the long route along this famous highway.  And don't be surprised if you find yourself singing "Route 66" for the rest of the day.

Have you ever been on Route 66? What did you find along the way? Comment below!

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