Monday, September 21, 2009
GET YOUR KICKS ON "_____"
I'll bet there's still a fair number of people can fill in the missing lyrics, with "Route 66." It's been quite a while since I've been on a road trip, and every once in a while, I start to miss it. There's something about tossing a few necessities in your vehicle (maybe including a map or two) and the most important thing...picking out the music. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or are heading out to seek whatever may find you, the road trip has been embedded in the North American zeitgeist for generations. One fantasy road trip I have not yet taken is to travel the old U.S. Route 66, celebrated in song, book, television, movies, and the personal stories of millions of people we'll never hear about. For now, I'll have to settle for riding shotgun vicariously with a local Windsor woman, photographer Sandi Wheaton, who is making the trip, and documenting it in a road blog. For those of you for whom this stirs something inside, here's the link to Sandi's BLOG. You can join her trip, already in progress (she started on Sat.19th) And for the rest of us who are, for now at least, staying put, at least we have the Eagles...
Maybe you have a memory you can share, too.
Video from YT member
Map from www.forallevents/Route66
Road sign from Wikimedia Commons