Thursday, April 26, 2012

Will Travel




Will Travel

This is Will Travel, who arrived on April 25th, 2012.
Actually, his name is William Thomas Robert.
He proudly says that he has 3 boy first names.

But then, there is his nickname, "Will Travel". 
Just in case there is already a "Will Travel",
he decided to add the "66".

"You are the 66th Will Travel? How do you know that?
Is there a Will Travel 65?"

"No. I am Will Travel 66 because I live in Albuquerque. 
Route 66 goes through  Albuquerque, and even has a historic intersection.
That means I am 'Will Travel Albuquerque'. "

"Oh, well that makes sense. Will we travel around Albuquerque?"

"Yes! Albuquerque and beyond!"

Will Travel Route 66

Route 66 is of course, a historic road of many miles, covering many states.
One of those states is New Mexico.
You can travel through Albuquerque on Route 66 on Central Ave.


But then, there is something very odd about Route 66 in Albuquerque.
It is the only place in the U.S. where Route 66 intersects itself.
You see, before 1937, Route 66 headed north to Santa Fe
before turning south down to Albuquerque.


In 1937, the governor changed the route of Route 66 
so that it went straight from Santa Rosa
through Albuquerque, then creating an east/west road.
The two Route 66 roads intersect at 4th and Central,
creating what is now a rather trendy and historic shopping/entertainment area
as well as some claim to fame for Albuquerque.
So, should you happen to think of Route 66,
remember to make that right turn in Albuquerque
and enjoy the plaza at the intersection of Route 66.