the entire Route 66, which ran from Chicago, IL, to the Santa Monica, CA pier. It's also known as America's Main Street. There are any number of books about Route 66, and I already have started my collection. I even have a set of maps. I've driven parts of it already, and stood on a corner in Winslow, AZ, but there weren't any women slowing down to take a look at me. Those trips were much more about the destination than the journey. This one will be more about the journey than the destination. I read a few pages from a book, _You_Can_Still_Get_Your_Kicks_On_Route_66_, where the author thought driving a classic car on a Route 66 trip would be more authentic. Originally, I thought maybe flying the route and landing at interesting places, but at least from Chicago through OK, the towns are relatively close together so a car would be more practical. (Now if I had a flying car.) I have a classic muscle car, a 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition. That's my vehicle of choice. It needs some MMOR before I think about taking it out on the open road. I'm going for a while, so I'm thinking of adding a towing package to it, buying a small travel trailer, and having the trailer painted Starlight Black, and trim it out in the same gold decals the T/A has. There are some close-by scenic tours, including Big Sur, which could be a shakedown tour. Or maybe a trip to Columbia, CA for a fly-in, and camping on the airport. Besides visiting the historic sites along the way, I plan on also finding the local airport diners, to keep this post aviation related. It'll be a while, but if they're willing, I'd like to meet fellow POAer's along the way, too.