Earlier this year, for two weeks I drove alone across country down Route 66 to take photos. I started in Chicago at the route's start and made it as far as Flagstaff, and then back home. I photographed along seven of the eight states it crosses. This is a first installment of a continuing project. Route 66 traverses through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas (for about 12 miles), Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. It is actually no longer on a map. It exists through nostalgia and history and is marked along the way only with small road signs, above or between the new road signs, sparsely dispersed along the states that it passes through. But still the road lives on from Chicago to Los Angeles, rising up from the cracked pavement and disarray that threaten to annihilate it.