When the Interstate by-passes your town.
Much of Route 66 is gone but you can still find remnants in eastern New Mexico and the Texas panhandle.
We had such a good time. Sometimes we couldn’t drive a block without stopping to take more pictures. Other times, we were so heat beat that we would hang our heads out the car window and snap a picture.
The irony is sometimes you could hear the traffic noise from the Interstate while you are taking pictures of abandoned businesses on Route 66. This is our homage to those wonderful business signs.