Route 66 Moments – My Favorite Photos From The Drive

Although my epic Route 66 adventure has been over for a week, it’s going to take me a lot longer to process what it has meant to me. Already I know it’s different from any other trip I’ve ever taken. I feel sad that it’s over, but thrilled I accomplished this lifelong goal. It wasn’t easy, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I can’t thank my main sponsor Marriott International enough for helping me realize this travel bucket list goal. Instead of waxing on poetically today though, I instead want to share some images that not only put a smile on my face, but which also remind me of important moments along the drive. These are just iPhone photos – the DSLR shots are forthcoming – but it’s the emotion behind them that I think matters the most.

Chicago Architecture Cruise
Day 1 in Illinois
Small town America
Historic Chain of Rocks Bridge leading into Missouri
St. Louis at dawn
Rolla, Missouri – Home to the best pie in the country
One of the oldest sections of Route 66 still in existence
Nostalgia at its best
Every day featured surprising discoveries
One of only a few still left
Oklahoma City
Big cities like Oklahoma City were also important stops
A grass fire in the distance made for dramatic photos
Route 66 is always quirky
Amarillo Texas
Everything is bigger in Texas
Halfway mark
Every hotel was incredible, including this one – the Posada de Santa Fe
Taos, New Mexico
Retro charm
Standing on a corner…
My first visit to the Grand Canyon
Joshua Tree
All good things…

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

2 thoughts on “Route 66 Moments – My Favorite Photos From The Drive”

  1. I grew up in IL near Rt 66. I was just in Pontiac last month and had lunch at the restaurant by that sign. Never knew our little farming towns would be tourist attractions one day.
    My brother lives a few blocks from the Launching Pad in Wilmington with the Gemini Giant out front which hasn’t changed in decades. I love seeing it each time I go home.

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