The Official Guide To Planning Your American Road Trip
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In This Issue
Twenty years ago, the first issue of American Road rolled off the presses to be met with enthusiasm around the world. This issue of our magazine celebrates that anniversary. It revisits places and faces that graced our pages during our formative years, beginning with an adventure in endless aquamarine: “All Aboard the Overseas Highway!” tells the story of Henry M. Flagler, railroad baron and transportational trailblazer, who made tracks across the Florida Keys long before the way was paved with concrete and opened to automobiles. It’s a story that commemorates ingenuity and splendor—with a slice of key lime pie and a Humphrey Bogart movie or two in the mix.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve oozes with otherworldly intrigue. It’s a place to stargaze, raise a glass of Tang in a toast to the universe, and “Idaho’s Moon Dance” captures its mystique in all its earthly oddity. Next, we’re obliged to ask ourselves the funky question, Did druids drive? In “Unhenged Carhenge,” we confront the famous Nebraska attraction that outlines a mystic circle with Plymouth Valiants, Chevy Impalas, and the odd Cadillac DeVille instead of sarsen stones.
“Blazing Saddle” follows the fiery Flaming Gorge-Uinta Scenic Byway from Utah into Wyoming, where the red rock dazzles and the sizzling scenery can almost melt a camera. We take a turn into the Great Salt Desert with “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way” to round up the story about that colossal neon cowboy, Wendover Will, who has beamed brightly at the Nevada-Utah line for some seventy years. Here’s hoping he’ll still be setting nights aglow when the world sees the light of the twenty-second century. After all—at the end of the day—time flies on the American Road.