By: Malerie Yolen-Cohen

US Route 6 is not all about small towns. Several big cities are scattered along the way: Provincetown, Hartford, Cleveland, Des Moines, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and Los Angeles to name a few.

It is not my intention to exhaustively research each of these places - there are plenty of other guidebooks that cover much more than I can in a few days. I DO plan to write about the important, the cool, the fresh, the lyrical, the "don't leave out if you have a day or two"stops - and leave the garden variety and boilerplate to