Opening Day sneaks up on your when you get older. I lived and breathed this stuff when I was a kid. Opening Day couldn't get here soon enough, but with everthing else tugging at us these days- "Oh, it's Opening Day. That's nice."
Route 66 is memorialized in our collective memory as the epitome of the 'open road.' One stretch of the old highway between Chicago and Joliet is closed and abandoned as it's just too unstable to drive.