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Old 08-04-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Historic Route 66 in 2012

Hi all,

I am one to plan way ahead. I have already started planning my adventures up Natchez Trace in fall 2011 with TAC, but I have been thinking of a much larger adventure for the future.

I have always wanted to drive the entire length of historic Route 66 in one go. I appreciate that the round trip including the home legs is around 5,000 miles, so I think three days to get to the start point and from the end point is "enough" and that a maximum of 200 miles a day to spend time stopped and looking sounds about right. That gives me a trip time of 17 days. Allowing for four off-days, I round out at a lovely three weeks!

So, aside from the touristy spots and the big things that are on every map, I'd like to fill my trip with the quirky and odd.

What's quirky and odd on Route 66?

PS: once I have a plan and schedule, I might make this a TAC event and share the experience with a whole bunch of people.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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Good thing you are planning way ahead, did a google search and came up:
route 66 quirky attractions
About 31,800 results (0.15 seconds)

Will be interesting to see what impressed AS'ers, where the best overnight stops
should be made and the recommended resturants or diners along the route.
I was thinking along the same time line but hadn't gotten around to start planning.
Figured I would do it after a good 2010 and 2011 travel season.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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Absolutely!

I think I want to plan half - where I stop, things I must see... and leave half to the fates - locals tell you things, and what catches the corner of your eye...

I do have a preference for free overnights, since fuel costs may return to *eep* territory by then, but we shall see...
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
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Fun part is going to be trying to follow it... a lot of it no longer exists.

But one place to check out is the KOA in Elk City, OK. It sits right on an stretch of the original Route 66 and was pretty decent.

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
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I have a fair bit of info on the variations of the route over the years. Much of the 20s-50s alignment is no longer drivable, but the 60s-70s alignments have a continuous path all the way through, if you're willing to be flexible
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This is certainly on my bucket list so please keep us posted on recommendations you receive.

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That is surely on our to do list too.....wanted to do that this summer, but school got in the way.......will also watch to see what the good to do things are on your list!
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Slide Show of our Route 66 trip. We didn't have the AS for this trip. Flew to Chicago, rented a car and drove to Santa Monica.

Select the gallery view to see the picture labels.

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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Dave,
I've been on segments of Rt 66 a few times out of curiosity. Have been on parts from IL to NM.
My opinion is that OK and west is the best parts.
I am currently in Albuquerque, drove from NW Ark last sat.
We are planning a trip back west soon with the AS.
I-44 and 40 roughly follow old 66.
Tucumcari really plays up the Rt 66 theme.
Some of the old "motor courts" are restored and a good value.
I do love this ALB 90 degree weather! I was concerned it would be too hot to use the AS, but I was wrong.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #10
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We have been on bits and parts of 66 for the last 4 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Will continue to re-visit in the years to come.
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Some of our sans Airstream Route 66 trip from a couple years ago. The Mojave, in a convertible, in July was a killer.

Sort of 66 Road Trip - a set on Flickr
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Route 66 The Mother Road

I have a book that is "Route 66 The Mother Road" by Michael Wallis that I have read cover to cover. I would recommend it as part of your trip planning, Not that I have done it...I'm eating my heart out over your planned trip.

Another resource is an article in Airstream Life in the Fall of 2009 issue, Michael Lambert wrote about his and his wife Tina's experience on Route 66.

Best Wishes on a great trip.

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On the Route 66 topic here are some pictures of a print hanging in my office. Its a copy on an old Route 66 map from 1928.

This is the story behind the map.

"This beautiful 1928 Route 66 map was contribute by Mr. J. Nagy, Jr. of South Bend Indiana. Mr. Nagy picked up the map while hitchhiking from South Bend to Los Angeles in 1931. He first traveled the Lincoln Highway then picked up Route 66 in to California. Sleeping under the stars on old newspapers he completed the trip in 10 days."

I don't know if its true but the map is annotated with handwritten notes and stops along the way. Interesting conversation piece either way.
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Hi all,
I am one to plan way ahead. I have already started planning my adventures up Natchez Trace in fall 2011 with TAC, but I have been thinking of a much larger adventure for the future.
I have always wanted to drive the entire length of historic Route 66 in one go. I appreciate that the round trip including the home legs is around 5,000 miles, so I think three days to get to the start point and from the end point is "enough" and that a maximum of 200 miles a day to spend time stopped and looking sounds about right. That gives me a trip time of 17 days. Allowing for four off-days, I round out at a lovely three weeks!
So, aside from the touristy spots and the big things that are on every map, I'd like to fill my trip with the quirky and odd.
What's quirky and odd on Route 66?
PS: once I have a plan and schedule, I might make this a TAC event and share the experience with a whole bunch of people.
Dave, why dont you start a thread "Quirky stops on old 66" and ask everyone to list the stops in that thread, that way you can plan some, the others just hit on your way.
As far as parts of 66 not existing, that is not true, I 40 was actually built on top of the old 66 and many of the old places still exist off the highway. Like others I have traveled parts of 66 when I could while I was driving truck and the west end in my opinion has maintained the original theme of route 66 as well as many of the places that has existed since then or been restored. Okla, AZ, NM, I found many of the old hotels still operating with camping areas attached to them like in the old days.
I envy you though as the wife and I wanted to travel back out west and then do the 66 on return, but do to events beyond our control with raising 2 grandchildren and health issues we may never get to make that trip.

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