In 1946 Bobby Troup composed the song, "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66", which was first recorded by Nat King Cole. Go here for the lyrics. Here are some quilter's interpretations of their memories along Route 66.
|Missouri where the route started in St. Louis (where I was born, but do not remember anything from there because I was very young when we moved).|
|My birth place.|
|New Mexico, where I live now.|
|Close-up of cactus.|
|Arizona and the following few quilts from Arizona too.|
|California, where I grew up.|
|I saw lots of orange groves where I lived and also saw them slowly get cut down as they built lots and lots of housing tracts. So sad. I love the scent of orange blossoms!|