I have a bit of a love affair with the States. I've never been there but I have this idealistic mental image and sense of it that I'm not to keen to let go of but will come to and end some day. I blame "The Wonder Years" and other American shows where things were always peachy and worked out in the end. I've spoken to copious South African men, who confess, "You know what I'd like to do. I'd like to travel Route 66. The whole thing!" I don't think half of them even know what that area is like, but I can't help but share the sentiment. Images like these further the desire to don a pair of bust-up jeans, a scaffy shirt, a cowboy hat and hit the road in an old chev. As seen on Flickr here.

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