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Old 11-26-2006, 12:42 PM   #21
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I can see part of the Original Route 66 from my home here in Chandler, Oklahoma. Actually Oklahoma has more original miles of Route 66 than any other state. I would love for you and your wife to stop by if you decide to pick up the road here in Oklahoma. I think it's kind of a straight shot down I-35 to here. I would enjoy telling you all I know about it and showing you some parts that the books may not cover. There are places you can see where it use to go but the road has been overgrown with trees and grasses. Come on down and have some fun, but remember it's hot here in the Summer--really hot. Spring or early Summer or anytime in the Fall is great.
You know you are right. Oaklahoma does have much of the old '66' preserved. My appologies to my Oaklahoma 'Streamers'. The stories of '66' in Arizona was of the last resistance of the towns that were about to be by-passed by the new interstate US.40. Williams of course survived as the gateway to The Grand Canyon. It was my family's plan then to visit the Grand Canyon on our journey but we were behind my parents schedule and low on money with the mishaps we had to deal with on the road. 22 or 23 years ago I made it finally taking my young family. Of course The Canyon waited for me if the old '66' didn't. Another book also by Tim Steil and co-authored with Michael Karl Witzel called "Classic Roadside America" ia about 'drive-ins and roadside attractions of that era. Naturally much is of Route 66 then and today.
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:34 PM   #22
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #23
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Here's a photo of old 66 today

bein' Blue Highway people, Bill and I like finding all the old parts of the MotherRoad here in New Mexico and every place we travel. Believe it or not, here's a stretch of the old highway east of Santa Rosa NM
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #24
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bein' Blue Highway people, Bill and I like finding all the old parts of the MotherRoad here in New Mexico and every place we travel. Believe it or not, here's a stretch of the old highway east of Santa Rosa NM
Yep, that's about how wide I remembered it. Hard to believe it was a main east-west travelers route.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:51 AM   #25
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Thoroughly enjoyed your recollection on your trip out west. There was discussion here on the forums awhile ago about a Route 66 caravan. Folks would start the caravan in Chicago and travel as little or as far as they were able. Others would join in as the trip headed west. Maybe some would only be able to overnight once or twice with the caravan as their schedule permitted. Be great to pass the torch from trailer to trailer as the caravan traveled down the historic road all the way to Santa Monica.

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Sounds like a great idea for a caravan to me. I'm in!

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Old 11-27-2006, 01:36 PM   #26
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Go for it!

One year I given was given the Michael Wallis book - Route 66 The Mother Road (the best reference book on 66 -in my opinion) and that started the addiction for 66 at our house. We've manged to drive it to Santa Monica once from Illinois and did most of it two other times. What great trips scenery, people, food, and lots of history.

Did not try to follow the original road exactly (even in the old days it varied) and took some side trips such as Vegas and the Grand Canyon. In the summer it can get pretty hot along the way but that's why there are swimming pools, air conditioning, and cold beer along the way.

I've got the first two weeks off in April and I am trying to decide 66 or the Florida Keys- another of my long time travel addictions
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I believe I have the same book at home. Looking through it is like stepping back in time and I can't put it down. I had mentioned that an earlier thread about a Route 66 caravan was discussed although briefly, it seemed to have some interest. Here's the earlier thread: http://www.airforums.com/forum...=route+caravan

What do you all think of this idea? I, for one, would think there would alot of interest and as mentioned in the linked thread, the media would be all over it.

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Now that I've gotten home, I see I have the book entitled Route 66: Spirit of the Mother Road. It is a great reference book with tons of old and new pictures along with interesting stories. I highly recommend if you enjoy this as I do. From the intersection of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue to the Santa Monica Pier, more than 2,000 miles all the way. Get your kicks on Route 66!

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Flyfshr- Another great book. Also was given the Rt 66 cook book, lots of good info in it.
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I was just on Route 66 last week! I touched it at Williams, AZ (near Grand Canyon west entrance) and again in Holbrook, AZ (see picture). There are some great little towns along the route, and with more time I would have spent much more time scouting out these very cool towns.

By the way, Joe and Aggies Cafe was a great little place for lunch.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have a book entitled "Road Trip USA - Cross Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways" by Jamie Jensen. Ours is the third edition (2002) - he might have a fourth edition out.

The book contains 11 cross country routes, including a 63 page section on the entire length of Route 66. We live about three miles south of Route 66 in the Yukon, OK area (west Oklahoma City). I have been in this area for the last 44 of my 47 years and have found the book to be quite interesting and helpful for exploring "The Mother Road".
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