A PBS-TV show titled “Two for the Road” recently aired a special episode that features the Texas Panhandle, of which a prominent portion includes Route 66 country.
The show generously showcases the Route 66 towns of Shamrock, McLean, Groom, Amarillo, Vega, Adrian and Glenrio, along with Palo Duro Canyon, a popular side trip south of the historic highway.
The production is top-notch. The photography is spectacular, the music score is terrific, and it even contains a couple of emotionally poignant moments.
Here’s the description from the show’s website:
In the special hour-longer season finale of Two for the Road, Nik and Dusty head back home to explore and share the wilds and wonders of their beloved Texas Panhandle! Travel with them to spectacular Caprock Canyons State Park, to explore its stunning natural beauty and enjoy an up-close encounter with the Texas state bison herd. Ride with them across the Panhandle along historic Route 66, and get to know the many people and places that make the Mother Road in Texas a road-trip worthy destination all its own. And buckle up and hang on for the ride when they join an army of more than 200 Jeeps as they all descend into incredible Palo Duro Canyon for an epic backcountry four-wheeling adventure.
Here’s the episode:
(Screen-capture image from video of the U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas)