It takes about 40 minutes from where I'm based to be on Route 66. My wife and I have had the chance to drive this famous road, in segments, through Illinois...some nicely preserved stretches to other areas that will take a toll on your suspension (those are the coolest...almost forgotten portions of Route 66!). If you are in the St. Louis area, I'd recommend you locate and walk across the Mississippi via The Chain Of Rocks bridge. If you are able, take some time to drive (and enjoy) Route 66, be sure to bring your camera, perhaps an old vehicle and capture some incredibly interesting images of part of American history. You'll be glad you took the time to do it. I, for one, am pleased we are preserving AND celebrating Route 66.
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