April 2, 2018
Hey, everyone. My “Route 66 name” is “Lane Stripe” (Yeah, ha-ha!) and I’m from Bloomington, Indiana, USA — geographical coordinates 39.1653° N, 86.5264° W. My nearest junction with Route 66 is probably Litchfield or Gillespie, Illinois, depending on which alignment you prefer.
I’m mostly an amateur railway historian and, partly through this hobby, discovered Route 66 in 1999. Another inspiration was Jack Kerouac’s novel titled “On the Road.” I thought it was a good book, not a great one, and in fact the book has nothing to do with Route 66, but it inspired me to make the trip. I’ve been down the Old Road three times: 1999, 2008, & 2011. Since then, my independent and self-directed research has made me the developer and perfecter of “The Magnificent Route 66 Road & Rail Tour” and hope to embark again in May 2018.
I’m always in search of sites of historic, artistic, cultural or natural interest and beauty, no matter where I’m headed. The only other forum I actively monitor is Yahoo!’s Route 66 E-group. I’m also on Facebook and monitor several groups there but the information scrolls by so fast it’s hard to keep abreast of it all.
I hope to see you on the road this Summer
May 14, 2018
Good evening all,
My husband and I have booked a 4 week route 66 trip starting 1st October. We are from Wales, United Kingdom.
We booked this trip on a whim really, without doing any prior research, and are now having a slight panic that we need to plan to make the most of the trip.
We are travelling west to east which I know isn’t the ‘traditional’ direction but we have a holiday in Las Vegas before the trip… Anyhow I digress.. basically we’ve come on here for your top tips. What to see, where to go, where not to bother to go.. Also what motels must we absolutely book in advance?
I’ve also been thinking that we would like to stay with ‘locals’ on the route maybe lodging with a family for 1 or 2 nights. Has anyone done this before?
Any tips or tricks greatly appreciated.
August 9, 2018
I have just started to plan our Route 66 trip of a life time for next spring.
We are from Essex in the UK. Looking to get as many tips and ideas as we can to build the ultimate trip. We are looking at spending between 8 – 10 weeks in total, starting in Las Vegas, then Anaheim (I’m a Disney fan) before hitting Route 66 traveling east to Chicago. Me and my partner are into the Hot Rod and car scene in the UK so anything extra we can do car related is an added bonus.
Looking forward to getting some tips.
September 13, 2018
My handle is Fixnfly11.
In another life I trained as an aircraft mechanic ( hence the name) then wound up doing Air Conditioning for a living.
Living on Long Island, NY next to New York City.
I’ve always wanted to ride the length of Route 66 and just happened upon thus site while looking for something else. Well that’s the internet for you.
I’m rebuilding my 1977 Yamaha XS750 and hope to do the trip on this trusty old steed.
Looking forward to enjoying this site and your company.
September 30, 2018
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January 10, 2019
Hi guys my name is Alan. I’m from London and on 1st September my best friend and I are spending 15 days travelling route 66.
Being very lucky both of us after hitting 40 years old our wives have let us go!!!
As we only have 15 days we will be looking for any advice or tips to squeeze as much in as possible.
Also would love to hear about anyone must stops.
flights booked. car booked. can’t wait!!
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