OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING! Rodgers and Hammerstein got it right in their musical production of Oklahoma! Mornings herald a new beginning, a time of renewal and new adventures. And many a cowboy, oil explorer, or visitor must pause and admire Oklaholma's beautiful skies -- especially those sunrises and sunsets!
It was here I joined another famous route crossing the USA -- historic Route 66. Known as the Will Rogers highway, US Route 66 is one of America's original national highways that ran from Chicago through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica for a total of 2,448 miles. The highway became famous through the 1960s hit song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" as well as an entertaining TV show of that time.
Route 66 was popular during the 1930s as communities developed along its highway corridor. Even today, merchants keep its historic legacy alive despite the new Interstate that's reduced old Route 66 to a local business loop when passing through town.
Miles 4549, Week 51, Weather 55F🌥