When I think of Route 66, I think of one man, Robert (Bob) Waldmire, and his VW bus. Waldmire was an artist. His subject was the Mother Road.
Waldmire spent much of his life traveling the highway, capturing its heart and soul in his work, living in his vehicle.
As he was nearing the end of his life, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Waldmire in the converted school bus he called home.
I never met Bob Waldmire, but I have always been convinced that if I had, I would have liked him. We’ve got a common bond. I don’t know about “kicks”, but I think we both agree we got our ideas on Route 66.
Text © Ann Tracy Mueller 2012