The ultimate site for any of you 66ers out there, Ron Warnick's Route 66 News blog, ran a contest where folks voted for their favorite ten places on Route 66.
Not surprisingly, most were in the west (where those folks really voted). When I voted, it was sites in the usually overlooked east, especially poor Illinois which is so-often forgotten.
Anyway, here are the Top Ten Icons:
1. Standing On the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona (We were there for the Standing On the Corner Festival on our 2006 end-to-end Route 66 trip. Nothing like hearing a band playing "Take It Easy" while standing on the corner.
2. La Posada-- Winslow, Az. Impressive place.
3. Gay Parita Sinclair Station-- near Halltown, Mo. So sorry to hear Gary Turner died. He was the one that turned the place into such a destination. At least we got to meet him.
4. Angel Delgadillo's Barber Shop-- Seligman, Az. A must-stop for any 66er.
5. Santa Monica Pier-- Santa Monica, Ca. A great way to end a Route 66 trip. We were disappointed in 2006 to find here wasn't a Route 66 souvenir shop on the the pier, but I understand you can buy stuff there now.
All Neat Stuff to See. --RoadDog
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