Ultimate Route 66 Road Trip Guide


Route 66 begin sign in Chicago, Illinois

From The Planet D: A Route 66 road trip is one of the great road trips in America. Known as The Mother Road and the Main Street of America, Route 66 was the main thoroughfare through the United States for decades. This historic route runs from downtown Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, covering a total distance of about 2,400 miles (3,900 km). The Mother Road was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System and became an iconic symbol of American culture and cross-country road trips.

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Check out this amazing rescue of ‘hidden treasure’ 1950s gas station


From Urbanize Atlanta: What used to be a “waste of prime real estate” has been reborn in downtown Hapeville as a unique, adaptive-reuse project that incorporated a 1950s gas station long hidden in plain sight, according to the redevelopment team.

The historic, south ITP city in the shadow of the world’s busiest airport has been on a roll, in terms of investment that’s sparked a downtown revival. Porsche’s expanding North American headquarters, a Texas developer’s massive townhome project, and a nine-building Modera-branded venture are all located within a few blocks of Hapeville’s main commercial street. Ditto for the 1950s former Amoco station that’s been reborn as creative studios.

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Who wants a pre-fab diner building for the low price of free? There’s one in Douglass, KS


Cheap Old Houses

From Wichitabyeb: There is a website called Cheap Old Houses and they scour new real estate listings daily, coast to coast, searching for cheap old homes and buildings for sale for under $120k. They then handpick the most beautiful of the bunch and share them with you.

One of the latest listings is located in Douglass, KS and it comes in at the low price of FREE!

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Fast Food Chain Trolls Fox News Into Oblivion


From The Young Turks: Fox News had no idea they got trolled hard by A&W. Rayyvana and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. Pants or No Pants?

Fox News got duped into taking an obvious joke about a root beer company’s beloved mascot and turning it into fodder for the endless culture wars.

A&W issued a statement on Tuesday declaring a modification of their mascot Rooty the Great American Root Bear. The fast food & root beer chain said its “polarizing” mascot will no longer be pants-less. Rooty will, going forward, wear jeans.

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Want to buy a diner? Landmark Menlo Park Diner on Route 1 has $4M asking price


The Menlo Park Diner on Route 1, Edison is up for sale. Suzanne Russell/Staff Photo

From my central jersey: EDISON – A landmark Route 1 diner, which has been serving customers for more than 60 years, is up for sale.

The Menlo Park Diner, 1475 Route 1, a 4,500-square foot restaurant located between a portion of Roosevelt Park and the Menlo Park Mall, is listed for sale at a price of $4 million.

The diner, which dates back to 1960, was first listed for sale last year. The property is owned by Ionian Sky. The diner is run by Assos Inc. The president of both was, at one time, Nicholas Siliverdis of Middlesex Borough, according to public records.

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88-year-old White Castle in Whiting, one of Chicago area’s first, coming down to be replaced with new restaurant


Joseph S. Pete

From The landmark 88-year-old castle-shaped White Castle in Whiting is coming down to be replaced with a newer, larger, more modern White Castle restaurant. <em>Joseph S. Pete</em>

From NWI Times: A gleaming white fortress with turrets has been encamped at the intersection of Indianapolis Boulevard and 119th Street in Whiting for the better part of a century.

White Castle, 1879 Indianapolis Blvd., has guarded the downtown commercial district for 88 years. It’s been a place people have stopped to grab a sack of sliders on their way to or from Chicago, the Lake Michigan lakefront or the BP Whiting Refinery.

One of the first White Castles built in the greater Chicago area, the small wedge-shaped building resembles a castle on the outside and a diner on the inside, with a row of booths crammed into a shotgun space. It’s so historic that it’s been the subject of an exhibit at the Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Museum and been featured on a series of commemorative postcards.

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