MARCH 27-- Route 66 Tourist Center opens in Edwardsville, Illinois. It will be in Afterwards Books, a store that was a tourist inn for Route 66 travelers back in its day at 454 E. Vandalia Street (Route 66 through town). They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
It was originally built as a single family home by a wealthy resident and became a tourist inn in the early 1920s. A decade later, tourist cabins were added and some still exist behind the house.
Let's see, two of my favorite things in one place-- a bookstore and Route 66 thing. Wondering if I'll visit the next time through?
MARCH 30-- Soft-opening planned for June 1, for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.. The museum features 10,000-square-feet of interactive displays and vintage autos. The neatest thin is the 66-feet-tall gas pump outside.
You can never have too many places such as that and that huge gas pump will certainly attract folks...like me.
Books and 66. --RoadDog