Gas prices are down — a little, anyway. But airfares are up. So perhaps an old fashioned road trip is in order this summer. And as road trips go, they don’t get any more iconic than Route 66, the broken highway that first connected motorists between Chicago and Los Angeles. It also links perhaps the Read on! →


The halfway point of historic Route 66 is in the Texas town of Adrian. There, a sign proclaims, “Los Angeles, 1,139 miles,” beside the left tip of a double-pointed arrow. Near the right-pointing tip of the arrow it reads, “Chicago, 1,139 miles.” That makes Texas the right place to begin this second part of our Read on! →