Today is a very special day.
IT’S MY MOM’S BIRTHDAY!!!
I think we’ve established how awesome my parents are… their old cars, cute babies, and creatively named vehicles. They are part-way responsible for my fascination with VW Buses and definitely to blame for my fondness of road-trips (see below).
In case you want further proof of their coolness, guess where they are right now. Go ahead. Guess. … I’ll wait…
Any ideas? Nope? Well, they are currently in Joplin, Missouri. Why? Because they are spending two weeks driving the old Route 66! How neat is that!?!
The Route: A is the starting point. B is their current location. C is where they need to end up.
This has been a long standing fantasy for my mom, and so, in honor of her birthday this year, they’re making her dream come true. They flew to Chicago last Friday, bought a new car on Saturday (they needed one and used this trip as an excuse to make it happen) and have spent the last 5 days getting their kicks on Route 66.
I don’t know much more than that right now. They are having too much fun to keep me regularly updated. But they have sent me a couple of notable VW Bus pictures I just had to share.
Look at what they found in a Route 66 Museum!
Bob Waldmire, a well-known Route 66 artist, drove this 1972 Bus as a mobile museum for informing travelers about the great history of the road.
And, apparently, this VW was the model for the character “Fillmore” in the Pixar movie “Cars.”
Road trips, VW Buses and Route 66… Americana in a nutshell. Feeling nostalgic yet?
They have 8 more days on the road, but I know their adventures will be endless. They rock.
To my wonderful parents, I hope you are having a fabulous time! Safe travels. I love you, miss you and think of you often. Can’t wait to greet you on the Santa Monica pier in a week.
To my amazing mom, Happy Happy Birthday! I hope I can be as cool as you when I grow up. All my love to you on your special day!
What do you think? Are my parents cool or what? Have you ever driven Route 66? Any classic road-trip fantasies you’d like to share?