Route 66: Passion for road beyond ski...

Route 66: Passion for road beyond skin deep

There are 2 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Apr 22, 2010, titled Route 66: Passion for road beyond skin deep. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

What would possess a person from the Netherlands to embrace the mystic qualities of America's Main Street? Dries Bessels, 49, lives in Amsterdam and yet he is infatuated with U.S. Route 66, so much so that he had a rendering of the iconic Painted Desert Trading Post boldly tattooed onto his arm.

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Monterey Park, CA

#1 Apr 23, 2010
It's nice to see that there are those who still appreciate Adventure and Open Roads. I hope that some of the Sites on old rte 66 will always remain, and more Americans will appreciate and support the Route.
It's great that Europeans come here and spend time & money on the Route.
I and my family have made trips along portions of the Hwy but not all the way...yet.

Since: Apr 10

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 28, 2010
I was with a group at the Odell (IL) Standard Oil Station and one of the (American Men) said that he was upset that these 'people from overseas' come here to see the route and we have so many people who actually 'live' on Route 66 and they really don't seem to care about it.
I had to agree with him - but it is good to see folks from all over the world coming here to travel the road.

Ed -

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