Route 66 is known as the “Main Street of America” and a long-a*s street it is indeed! Route 66 starts in Illinois and ends in California and, if you look at the map below, you can see why it has this name. It effectively cuts across America and is arguably the most famous highway in U.S!
Its safe to say no road trip feels complete without incorporating this route in some way into your journey however, as we were driving from Florida to California, it was a bit trickier to fit this into our itinerary. That being said, we were determined to do so and luckily, everyone recommended another famed American institution to us – the Road Kill Cafe for food and as this was on our way, we decided to take a little detour and kill two birds with one stone.
Roadkill Cafe is actually located in Seligman, Arizona and is a cute little town with very few inhabitants in it. It’s the American stereotypical town you come to expect from watching road trip movies except that it seems to be very aware of it’s own reputation outside of the U.S. and is aptly geared to cater to wander/sometimes lost travellers.
As soon as we arrived, first things first, we went for food where I had an amazing pink lemonade served in mason jars – so good that I wanted to keep the jar and some burgers. I think in the past, the whole point of this cafe was to cook animals found on the roadside (hence the motto “You kill it, we grill it”) but needless to say, that doesn’t hold true anymore and they serve their own meats – still disguised on the menu as gruesome roadkill-esque names of course.
After food, we headed out to explore the town of Seligman and I added a few more number plates to my collection. Some people collect magnets on holidays, some people collect t-shirts, my thing on this road trip was to collect a number plate from every state I’ve been to! Pretty apt I thought as we’re driving across and it does make for rather interesting ‘art’ hanging upon the wall at home in the UK!