Historic Route 66

In the summer of 2013 we decided to take the “Dead Rabbit Run” to celebrate pregnancy of my oldest sons girlfriend.Why call it “The Dead Rabbit Run”?…let me explain.

The rabbit test was an early pregnancy test developed in 1931. The rabbit test consisted of injecting the tested woman’s urine into a female rabbit, and a few days later examining the rabbit’s ovaries, which would change in response to a hormone secreted only by pregnant women.

It is a common misconception that the injected rabbit would die only if the woman was pregnant. In fact, all rabbits used for the test died, because they had to be surgically opened in order to examine the ovaries…since she was in fact pregnant, the Dead Rabbit Run was born!

So now we had to decide where to go. We had already been all over the great state of Washington, so that ruled out a run through our home state. We have always loved history and the stories of the small towns all along Route 66 that disappeared when interstate 40 went in. That sounded like fun so the decision was made, Route 66 it is!

We would leave Washington and make a quick run to Kansas, grab the brother in laws, and pick up Route 66 in Shamrock Texas. Let the good times begin!!

The best way for me to share this experience with you is to break it down into segments. So that is what I have done. Please enjoy the stories of our adventure and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!


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