Route 66 Instameet – Galena, Kansas

When we received our invitation to join Travel Kansas for a Route 66 Instameet, it was an offer we couldn't pass up. Our first Instameet was last year, when we toured various places in Kansas City, Kansas. (Read more about that event here>) This time we were visiting two towns in Southeast Kansas. We wanted to make the most of our drive, so we spent the previous day exploring Joplin, which is the western end of Route 66 in Missouri. After a hearty breakfast, we crossed the state line into Kansas, and arrived in Galena. Historic Galena The city of Galena sprung to [...]

Escape The Interstate – Cars on the Route

People who journey along the old "Mother Road", known as Route 66, will periodically encounter some interesting sights. These bites of Americana hearken back to the golden age of automobile travel, and inspire feelings of nostalgia in many travelers. Galena, Kansas sits at the eastern edge of the Kansas portion of the route, which is small in comparison to many states. During our visit to Galena we had an opportunity to visit Cars on the Route, which is a refurbished filling station from the Route 66 heydays. Picture Perfect We had met up with a group of Instagrammers, who were on-hand for an [...]

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