I loved driving route 66. I didn't raelly "get" route 66. I thought it was just a road. Then I saw the movie cars, and watched it many many times (the joys of living with a toddler). Coincidentally after watching the movie a couple dozen times, we went on a road trip out west. My reaction went from "oh look, Route 66 - how interesting... wait that looks familiar...woah that funky stuff in Cars is real?!?". Upon that realization (it was the Conoco station in Texas that did it for me), I drove 66 as much as I could. Its a fantastic road.