It rained on and off all day today and there wasn’t all that much to shoot, subject-wise (not a bad combo compared to what it could have been).

I made it into Chicago around 6:30pm! That means I’ve made it all the way across Route 66, which is over 2,000 miles long.


I found some parts of Route 66 in Illinois to be VERY skinny. At one point, the tires on the bus was simultaneously touching both the center line and the line that marks the edge of the road. It’s a good thing that there was no other traffic on that section of the road… I’d hate to have to pass a truck of RV in those tight quarters. Back when Route 66 was built, the maximum width for vehicles was at least six inches skinnier than my bus (the max went up from 96" to 102" at some point).

It feels good to be done with such an intense project and now I just have to spend about three months sorting and processing the 251.75GB worth of photographs that I shot while traveling across all eight states that include portions of Route 66. I have all the shots on my Drobo as well as DVD.

The photograph at the top of this post was taken this afternoon in Odell, IL at a nice restored Standard Oil Gas Station. As always, you can click on the image to see a larger version.