Route 66 is one of the original highways that was established in 1926. It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles, California.
There’s been a hit song written about it, as well as novels, and was the main road during the 1930s when people were migrating west.
Route 66 ended up getting replaced in 1956 with the Interstate Highway. Now, it is declared a “Historic Route” although only 85% of the original Highway is still drivable.
Being said that, we took the opportunity to take a photo of the Flagstaff portion of Route 66.
And if you’re following the song… we didn’t forget Winona, as we passed it while heading to the Meteor Crater.