Again, all of these articles are taken from THE source for any and everything Route 66, Route 66 News. See that site for pictures and more information. I just write about the items I find of special interest.
NOVEMBER 8-- How to Make Your Community a Route 66 Destination Hot Spot was a talk given by Emily Priddy who pointed out the towns of Pontiac and Atlanta in Illinois, and Shamrock in Texas as ones that have done just that.
I agree with her. Why not make some money off of being located on America's Road. I doubt that any own has done more than the two Illinois ones (and now even Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, seem to have awakened from their long sleep in regards to Route 66).
NOVEMBER 10-- 12 useful tips for traveling Route 66. these were of interest to me:
** Don't rush it. Give it as much time as possible. If necessary, even break it up into chunks and travel it a little bit at a time. Those who do it in a matter of 4-5 days are missing a lot.
** Try not to get advance reservations at hotels. This is especially important because you never know what you will find that might detain you longer than you had planned.
** Avoid chains of all sorts. Check out the mom and pop motels and restaurants.
** Keep a journal and take lots of pictures. I highly recommend Dave Wickline's "Images of 66, Vol. 1" which has the pictures and information about each one.