Route 66, America’s Mother Road, holds great interest for Europeans. Every year several travel all or part of the iconic roadway. In Tulsa recently were Corin Minshall from London and Estella Vall of Barcelona, about halfway through their trip along the entire route from Chicago to Santa Monica.
They say many Europeans consider it the ‘road trip of a lifetime’. They’re taking in the tourist stops like the Blue Whale and the Cadillac Ranch, but also staying in some homes and B and B’s along the route to get a feel for what it’s like for those living along the famous roadway.
Originally, Route 66 ran through eight states with more road miles in Oklahoma than in any other state. About 85% of the route is still passable today.