Life is an open road, it’s the best story never told. Blue sky is the deepest sea, life is an open road to me.”
–Bryan Adams, “Open Road.”
As you have likely figured out, I have been motorcycling around the West this week, reaching the trip’s apex, Mount Rushmore, Tuesday morning, after 1,300 m
iles in the saddle.
That makes for a lot of time to think about a lot of things –just about everything really, including blog topics such as this week’s Top 7: Significant American roads, streets, boulevards, byways, etc.
1) The Oregon Trail. What would the West be without it.
2) Route 66. Generations got their kicks on this LA to Chicago highway.
3) U.S. 20. America’s longest road, Newport to Boston.
4) Lomdard Street, San Francisco, our crookedest street.
5) Columbia Gorge Highway, an engineering marvel for it’s day eight decades ago.
6) Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park. Another feat of mountainous road building.
7) Hollywood Boulevard. Immortalized, of course, by the Kinks in “Celluloid Heroes.”