I came across this exchange of posts in the February 1, 2013, Trip Advisor.
A person from England wrote in saying their family was planning a Route 66 trip next year and did they have any advise?
ADVISOR ONE-- It doesn't exist anymore.
ADVISOR TWO-- Why are Brits so obsessed with 66? I don't know a single American who has driven it or even one who wants to.
ADVISOR THREE-- There is no Route 66.
ADVISOR FOUR-- There is more to America than downtown Chicago and it seems the Brits are aware of that.
ADVISOR FIVE-- Pontiac, Illinois, is a definite stop with its murals and museums.
I guess some of us Route 66 folk should monitor this site as obviously they have some clueless advisers.
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