This story is about a road trip two men never completed and then have to come back 30 years later to finish “The Last Mile”. It will leave you laughing so hard you’re ribs will ache one moment and scare the hell out of you the next. If Kerouac’s “On the Road”, with a dash of Don Quixote, turns your crank then get a good grip on that steering wheel because Route 66: The Last Mile is an “A” ticket ride across America!
According to the author, this book contains racial epithets.
The author has rated this book PG (not necessarily suitable for children).
The Oxford American Dictionary describes a highway as follows:
1. A Public Road.
2. A main route by land or sea or air.
The engineering description for a highway is as follows: Before the work begins, the constructor center line is staked out, usually at 50 ft stations. After the initial lane is placed, additional stakes may be set for other lanes or the forms may be set by leveling one with a line level. The amount of stakeout done for highway construction depends on the value and importance of the work. In reality, a highway is a ribbon of asphalt, concrete and rock built up layer upon layer. A layer is put down, compacted, and another is put down until finally concrete or asphalt is put down. Finally, lines are painted and a highway is created.
A highway begins life as so many tons of sand, gravel and topping. After that it evolves into a machine that converts dreams into memories. The present is nothing more than wheels on pavement. Many lives pass over a highway. Some are converted to memories, some are changed and tragically some die with their owners. Whatever the case, a dream must reach it’s destination. It is the role of a highway to ensure it happens.
This story is about a dream that was never finished. It is a story of two men who started down the road with a destination. Their journey was never completed. The road is still waiting. It can wait a long time, but it can not wait an eternity. A dream fulfilled, memories completed. This road has waited long enough. They will be called back to finish what they started; on Route 66.
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