US Route 61 or the Great River Road as it is also known is a 1400 mile long US highway that in general, follows the Mississippi River and runs from New Orleans in Louisiana to the State of Minnesota and the City of Wyoming
U.S. Highway 66 — popularly known as Route 66 — holds a special place in American consciousness. Its name commonly evokes images of simpler times, mom-and-pop businesses, and the icons of a mobile nation on the road.
The beginning of the tour was late at night when we arrived at the hotel in Portland, Oregon. Our taxi driver warned us not to walk out in the area at that time of night. The hotel looked tired and not at all like it had appeared on the Internet.