Saturday, August 29, 2015

SOMETIMES THE SIMPLEST THINGS MAKE ME SO HAPPY

We received our AAA Westways Magazine the other day and I was looking through it. They had a little blurb about Route 66 and a free map you could pick up at your local AAA office. So yesterday I stopped in at ours on the way to some shopping and a movie. 

The woman had to go ask someone else and they found one. Then I asked if it was possible to get more. She went to find out where they were and gave me two more. I was so excited! 

This way I could have one, Adam could have one and Amber could have one too! I know it sounds silly but there is definitely a Route 66 history for us, first of all coming from Illinois where Route 66 Starts in Chicago at Lake Michigan. 

When Mark and I bought our first house in Western Springs, IL we were just 7 house in off of Route 66 which was called Ogden Avenue. Adam and Amber were born while we lived in that house. 

Fast forward to California and the house we bought in Fontana, CA. Our subdivision was off of Foothill Blvd which is Route 66. They were around 8 and 10 when we moved into that house. We lived there for 17 years. 
 It shows you Route 66 through the states from
Illinois to California.....
 It also points out attractions you can see along the way in each state.
Then of course you can add the fact that Adam & Tristen's condo is just a few blocks from Route 66 in L.A. and only 4.5 miles from the end of the route in Santa Monica, CA


Now when I was a very young girl we took a road trip from Illinois to California and Route 66 was the way to go. There were not many major highways back then. 

Since my dad was managing the movie theater at the time we were given passes to a studio in Los Angeles. I'm thinking we went to Disneyland too but I'm not sure. 

One thing that I remember was that I meet Denise the Menace (Jay North) who was filming the TV show. The camera man even let me look through the lens of the camera. We also saw Jerry Lewis filming Visit to a Small Planet. He actually came off the set and talked with us. 

My dad has driven Route 66 from Illinois to California 3 times in his lifetime. He said it was pretty hot since there wasn't any air conditioning in the car! 

Those were the days........ 

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