Just in time for the end of our trip west: a google doodle celebrating Route 66.
April 30, 1926, was the date when "US 66" was proposed as the ID for the developing route from Chicago to Los Angeles. "The iconic highway," says Google, was "known for its retro diners, quirky motels, eclectic art installations and extraordinary landscapes."Google says: "Today's video—set to the classic music track 'Route 66' by Bobby Troup—celebrates the cultural significance of one of America’s first national highways, and how it became a symbol of a changing nation."
|The old Chain of Rocks bridge near St. Louis, replaced in 1970 by the more modern bridge that we |
crossed when driving on Highway 270 into Illinois. (Image: Wikipedia)