Paws on Route 66

“Spunky would be so jealous.” – Jasmine

It’s a car. It’s a baby. It’s a convertible. It’s a convoy. It’s a dog. It’s TWO dogs. And maybe a small cat inclined to travel in cognito.

It’s all of the above. Joining the Caravan to Collinsville family reunion on Illinois Route 66.

A chocolate malt “to go,” please.

Route 66 is great for reunions – or anytime – you want to get away from it all and rediscover a time when life was a little simpler and the pace a little slower. It’s kid-friendly, family-friendly, adventurous-spirit friendly … and yes, pup- and/or kitty-cat friendly.

Not necessarily in that order. Or in the same car. Or hotel room. Or restaurant.

Cats will be cats. Dogs will be dogs. Babies will be babies.

And the writer of this blog cannot be held responsible for said paws, tails, tales and trails … or chocolate hand and paw prints.

Disney’s “Cars” movie soundtrack had it right. Life IS a highway. …

“Sometimes the road is ruff [sic] …” – Spunky

“[except for the pups] … it’s the cat’s meow!” – Grover (Jasmine & Spunky’s cute – but don’t tell him we said that – feline cousin.)

“Who invited the dogs?” – Grover

All creatures, great and small, who took part in the Route 66 Caravan to Collinsville road trip, had the requisite “roll with it” road-trip attitude. It worked.

Welcome Centers, retailers and other Scavenger Hunt participants along the way rolled out the proverbial welcome mat. Friendly folks, fellow Route 66 fans and small-town hospitality added to the fun.

The Mother Road still calls … drivers from here to California and beyond. Roadsters who ship their classic cars from Britain for the annual Route 66 Festival.

More on Route 66 coming soon. In the meantime, to learn more about Spunky and Jasmine’s on- or off-road adventures on Route 66, visit the dog blog.

Stay tuned!


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