The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking

I’m not sure what the entire history of hitchhiking is, but I’m pretty sure it has evolved over the years. I know things were a lot different 30 years ago, than they are today. Back in 1987, when I first started hitting the road…thumbing my way around the country, it was a lot easier to […]

On The Road

(Photo: Heading towards Death Valley in 2016) I just wanted to do a short post on here to let everyone know I will be hitting the road Saturday March 10th. I’ll be leaving from the San Antonio, Texas area, and heading west. My plans are to head through El Paso, then to Las Cruces. The […]

Exploring the desert southwest

Backroads66 Exploring the harsh beauty in the desert southwest US is not only fun and exciting, but it can also bring its share of challenges, as well as hazards which aren’t always in plain sight. Monsoonal rains and flash floods are a given, during the latter part of the year, however, it’s what lies on […]

Why preserving the history of Route 66 is important.

Backroads66 (Photo: Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma) There are many things in American history that have been preserved over the years, whether in museums, monuments, roadside historical markers, or by other means. However, Route 66, and the stories that go along with it, seems to be a little different. There are abandoned motels, old […]