20 March 2009

Only The Good - Legends of America



This is "Only The Good Friday" a lovely idea dreamed up by Shelly over at This Eclectic Life. Up till now, I've been an erratic participant, but I just found a really, really good thing on the net. As most of you know, I love history and travel. If you share either of those loves, you need to visit "Legends of America."

Once upon a time there was Route 66. As the song says, it ran from Chicago to LA - 2000 miles all the way. All along that marvelous road there were towns, attractions, bits and pieces of history. Offshoots to the great national highway, there were scenic byways, National Parks, ghost towns, and tacky roadside attractions.

Guess what? A lot of it is still there, and these folks tell you the stories, give you directions, fill you in on the events and then connect you to people who share this particular mania. It is a truly wonderful place to just visit and browse among the places and photographs while planning your way to somewhere. Even more important, the people are really nice and helpful. I guess they figure they might meet you out on the road, and it pays to be nice.

Here is their menu just to whet your appetite for the whole meal:

American History, Ghost Towns, Ghostly Legends, Historic People, Native Americans, The Old West, Photo Galleries, Roadside Attractions, Rocky Mountain Store, Route 66, Travel Destinations, Treasure Tales, The Legends Blog and The Free Newsletter. If there isn't something there to catch your eye or start a good daydream, you aren't really trying.


6 comments:

This Eclectic Life said...

Oh, Jamie! That IS good -- I love Route 66! Great entry and thanks for the tweet! I'm bookmarking that. And the Nat King Cole video is divine!

Jamie said...

I just had to share this one. It was just so much fun to prowl around and try the links. It completely blew away and hour and I had barely started.

Lois Grebowski said...

I've been on a tiny portion of Route 66 in Illinois. Can't wait to travel that road a bit more...

Linda said...

I've been on a small portion of Route 66 that runs through Arizona but ah, to travel the entire route ... wouldn't that be great??

Tell ya what, let's both fly to Chicago, rent a car, and hit the road!

WillThink4Wine said...

I've never been on it, but it sounds right up by alley!

I was listening to a Natalie Cole CD last night in the car! Gosh, what a voice! My mother commented on her voice and how she loved some of the songs and asked who she was. When I told her she asked "I wonder if she's related to Nat King Cole?" LOL!

Travis said...

I've been a long a stretch of it in Arizona. There really isn't much out there these days, but I have read about places on the north/south route running from Arizona up to Chicago.