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Bryan's wish to travel down Route 66

Bryan on Route 66

“ 96% of doctors observed improvements in patient mental or emotional health ”

Bryan's wild ride on Route 66 takes him on adventures through America.

When 16-year-old Bryan, a fan of haunted Americana stories and the classic American west, found out his wish was going to be granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation®of the Mid-Atlantic, he knew his wish would be a thrilling and exciting one. Bryan, along with his mom, dad and sister Rebecca flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico to begin their Route 66 adventure. The family picked up a classic red convertible to begin their journey. Starting with lunch at the infamous Route 66 Diner, they spent the rest of the day at the haunted Kimo Theatre in Albuquerque. Later that evening Bryan and his family drove to Santa Fe where they spent the night at La Posada de Santa de Resort and Spa, a Victorian mansion built in 1882 by Abraham Stabb for his wife Julia. Legend has it that a wing of the mansion was haunted by Julia. Bryan and his family stayed over in that wing and were thrilled to know that it was haunted by a ghost.

After Sante Fe, they went to Tucumcari where they visited the Route 66 Auto Museum, checking out all the classics. Their next stop was in Texas where they visited Glenrio, another modern day ghost town on Bryan’s list. While in Texas, they also visited the Cadillac Ranch and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. As their trip came to an end the family spent their last nights downtown Oklahoma City and in Tulsa as well. Since their trip ended on Thanksgiving Day, the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City prepared a delicious homemade Thanksgiving dinner just for Bryan and his family. The wonderful adventure ended with a flight back home where they were picked up by a limousine to conclude their thrilling adventure.

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