Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country. ~ Horace Greeley, 1865Oregon Trail
Union Pacific Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
Academy Award winning song was written about it. It was the inspiration for Ayn Rand's opus to boredom, Atlas Shrugged. For the better part of the 20th century the AT&SF was the ultimate in luxury travel.
If you ever plan to motor west,A classic song, a classic road, and a classic TV show. Something vibrant was lost by America when highways that traveled through towns and cities were replaced by soulless interstates that passed them by. From Michigan Ave. in Chicago to Santa Monica Blvd. in LA, Route 66 brought people into the center of life in western America. Then there were the motels. Unique, even quirky.
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
Get your kicks on route sixty-six. ~ Route 66 by Bobby Troupe
Interstates 10 and 80