We made the efffort to leave the interstate for the mother road, but she is in need of a facelift in places. At times there seems little of the old route 66 left, the highway has bypassed most the kitsch sites and old style dinners along the way are closed down, replaced by chains along the main road. However there are still sites to be seen and taking side roads such as the 28 to the worlds largest totem pole, make you see why the road without the fibreglass giants carries such iconic status. To say the road undulated was an understatement we had to video as pictures wouldnt do it justice. We also went to possibly the sugariest place on the route the Precious Moments Chapel, which I ended up quite liking.
Carthage was a great little town and we hit the drive in movie, to watch cars 2 again. We thought you could choose but they were playing the films back to back and as cars didnt finish till 11 we missed Rio, but there was something great about the experience except for the heat. 110f is the hotest we have had, and it will get hotter as we head to the desert. Today we saw the blue whale, and got chatting to the locals, i love collecting peoples stories, and doing the research is a nice excuse.