Monday, July 2, 2007
In search of pink elephants & blue whales
Well, we have officially started our Route 66 trip. We left out of Minneapolis & followed the Great River Road out of Minnesota & thru Northern Iowa & eventually to Bloomington, IL where we picked up old Route 66. We have been trying to stay on the Route as much as possible staying off the Interstate.
We have seen some beautiful scenery and a few sad scenes of old businesses that were likely once thriving in the heyday of the Route 66 traveling days. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the views in Missouri & didn't realize that so many vineyards existed in middle America. There have been some bizarre sights like the pink elephant outside of the Isle of Capri Riverboat Casino in Iowa. We also spent 1/2 hour in search of the elusive Blue Whale Park outside of Catoosa, OK. All in all the trip has exceeded expectations & we're having a great time.