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February 7, 2016
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My name is Bill and I live in Seattle Wash. I plan on April 1 2017. Will be driving on I 90 west to east and dropping down in to Chicago then driving East to West on Route 66.

February 23, 2016
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Hi my name is Brian from Wales. Planning on doing this trip next August Chicago to LA.

March 2, 2016
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Hi, my name is Florianne, 26, from the Netherlands. Planning on riding the Route 66 before I'm 30.

β€œTravel far enough, you meet yourself.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

March 14, 2016
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Hello fellow travelers!

I live in Denver, CO and I will be driving the length of Route 66 for the very first time in May, 2016 - just 6 weeks away! I am very excited to see new places and meet new people. I'll spend a few days driving directly from Denver to Chicago, visiting some friends along the way. Then it will be 3 gloriously relaxed weeks casually sauntering down the Mother Road. Watch for me sitting in the shade with a lemonade, possibly stitching away on a quilting project. The trip will end with a stroll down Santa Monica pier and visiting friends in the Los Angeles area before driving directly back to Denver. Rain or shine, it will be a fabulous adventure!

March 23, 2016
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My name is Dennis and I live in northeast Oklahoma. I am looking forward to sharing and learning about the Mother Road.
Be forewarned, I use American spelling and leave out 'u' and use z instead of s. πŸ˜‰

Sorry for the double post earlier. I received a message saying that the data had not been delivered.

March 24, 2016
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I am Maureen born and living in London England doing the route this year for my honeymoon in August 2016.

Both scared and very excited, thanks goodness for this site, I hope to know all the info by heart and be able to add some more.

many thanks for its creation!!

April 3, 2016
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Hi All. I'm a big fan of the High Sierras but on the last trip managed the stretch from Rialto to (Wigwam Motel) to Needles before heading north. Trip booked for this September with a few days seeing the mountains the picking up R66 at Barstow and driving to Amarilo before visiting friends near Houston. Will stay at Wigwam Motel , Holbrook just because we can. 3 weeks total, any recommendations received will be explored but I know we'll be back.

Cheers all
Peter

April 14, 2016
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Hi All:

I am planning to take this trip from Chicago to Santa Monica this July with my dad. This is one of his bucket list must haves and to make it even more nostalgic, we will be cruising in my 1960 Corvette the entire way there and back. I have started planning the driving route including some proposed stops along the way, but have not booked any lodging yet. I'd prefer there to be some way to keep my car close by or even checked in with a valet so I don't have to worry about it not being where I parked it the following day. πŸ™‚

So far, I've made some travel notes thru Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, but stopped at the beginning of Oklahoma. Not sure how many miles I intend on driving each day, but no more than 500 is expected.

Will post more details as I get serious in my trip planning.

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Ted

April 18, 2016
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Hi my name is Brian Mahoney and I live in Brisbane Australia.
My partner and I will be travelling Route 66 in September 2016 going west to east but will be making a detour to little Rock, New Orleans then up to Memphis (to vist Elvis) across to Nashville up into Bowling Green Kentucky to check out the Corvette museum. Then onto Chicago where we have friends.
We are excited to say the least and have purchased many books and maps and "googled" the Net which is how we ended up here.
I hope to gain much advise and knowledge from the forum and at a later stage contribute.
As you get older there are very few things you get excited about but travel is always exciting no matter your age.

Happy travels to you all

April 18, 2016
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Hi I'm Diane and I'm from British Columbia Canada. I surprised my husband with our very first vacation (after 25 years) last December in Las Vegas. We visited the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and on our way there we stopped in Williams. And we caught Route 66 fever. And since he'll be finishing his 1952 Chevy Pick Up I figure a surprise trip down Route 66 is in order.
Since it will probably be in December I think we should start in Chicago and work our way west. Has anyone traveled this Route in December?

Cheers,
Diane

April 21, 2016
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Greetings from the sunny Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.
I have driven from LA to Vegas several times with once being with my older brother in 2010.
My brother and I are planning the Chicago to Vegas run late Oct/Nov this year.
Looking forward to planning numerous experiences along the journey.
Cheers
Steve

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April 28, 2016
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Just registered from UK, I'm leaving LA on 29th May for a couple of weeks of Route 66 madness heading East.

Currently planning detour to Vegas thanks to a mate getting married there (how convenient!) then Grand Canyon and really join Route 66 proper at Holbrook to head East.

Really looking for others heading the same way around the same time, I am due to be in Holbrook on 31st May - open to wherever others want to go, want to do, if there are one or two other cars going the same way it would be good to join up for a few days.

Excited about the trip, but excited about the 1975 Corvette I haven't seen yet but which is being prepared at the moment. I have loads of route questions and places to see, things to do, I've wanted to do this for years but just realised I don't know hardly anything about many of the places I am heading through on the way.

June 2, 2016
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Hi All , just joined the group πŸ™‚

My partner and I are both Irish but currently living and working in Germany, my project finishes here mid 2017 and then we are hitting Route 66 for 3-4 weeks - nothing booked yet, still in the planning phase so looking forward to getting lots of advise along the way!!

We have wanted to do this for years so with is both turning the big 40 next year we decided to gift ourselves with a life long dream of driving the legendary Route 66.

Great site and happy travelling to anyone on the Route or leaving soon!!

June 16, 2016
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Hi All. Just found this great website and I am sure that it is going to help tremendously in planning our Route 66 trip next July. I am South African but now live in Cheshire, UK. Planning a 3 week drive from Chicago to LA or perhaps even San Francisco. Not sure about the time! Any tips welcome!

July 3, 2016
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tfvesquire said

Hi All:

I am planning to take this trip from Chicago to Santa Monica this July with my dad. This is one of his bucket list must haves and to make it even more nostalgic, we will be cruising in my 1960 Corvette the entire way there and back. I have started planning the driving route including some proposed stops along the way, but have not booked any lodging yet. I'd prefer there to be some way to keep my car close by or even checked in with a valet so I don't have to worry about it not being where I parked it the following day. πŸ™‚

So far, I've made some travel notes thru Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, but stopped at the beginning of Oklahoma. Not sure how many miles I intend on driving each day, but no more than 500 is expected.

Will post more details as I get serious in my trip planning.

Regards,

Ted

Ted, if possible I suggest you cut that mileage back to around 200 a day. At 500 miles a day you will have to pass by many of the great things on the Route. You can save time if needed by getting back in the interstate where the sections of 66 are just the frontage road. As far as parking with a valet, there isn't any places I've seen that have this. However, we have done several trips in our Corvette, and I park in the front of the hotel as close to the front door as I can, and always under a light. I haven't had any problems so far. You could always ask the desk clerk if you can park it under the cover at the front door. Most everyone I have met along the route are great, and I expect many will say it's alright to park there later in the evening. Most all understand why you're asking as they have had many high end, and collectible cars in their lots.

July 29, 2016
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Eye Eye,
Just joined and planning my trip East to West at the eleventh hour, what could possibly go wrong!
Already have the EZ 66 book, map and a US sat nav.
Fly into Chicago Fri 05 Aug and will be departing LA Sat 20 Aug, we are going to get in as much as possible.

The site is a great resource, weel doen.

August 7, 2016
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Hi all
Just joined the site and looking forward to planning out first trip to do Route 66. Plan to go next year through September. Have dreamt of doing this for years so mega excited. Lots of research to do and will make good use of this site and all your knowledge and tips.

Regards

Bren

August 23, 2016
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Hi
I am planning this because my son saw Cars and has asked repetatively if we could do this drive. I am here hopig to get some great information on things to do with kids as well as how long to plan the drive and where to stay. Not sure exactly when i havent figured that part out yet

September 7, 2016
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Hello everyone,
Just joined the site and I have to ask (jokingly), "Am I in the right place?" This is really too funny that Steve and the members that I have read their posts are all from the UK.
I live in ARIZONA US and have traveled up and down old US66 for years in Arizona. It is truly fascinating to imagine the travelers from the 1920's and later making their way across the landscape all full of hope and expectations.
I noticed the routes through Arizona follow the still-drivable portions of what is left of US66. But for an exciting adventure it a great diversion to take some of the old alignments where they usually dead-end into the interstate (I-40).
However, for those of you that don't like the out-and-back thing, a drive through some of the towns on the original routes can take you back in time as you zigzag your way on the same roads the early travelers had to take before the road took a less circuitous route.
If you (Steve) are interested in adding these routes to the driving experience in Arizona, please do let me know. I will happy to trace them out for you.
Ken
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September 23, 2016
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Hi, I am Jackie from Germany but living in Ireland. Ever since I was in my teens, I fell in love with all things old, 60's, 70's music and cars. When I met my husband, we put my dream of Route 66 and beyond on ice until kids are old enough and not need us for 2 months.

I have recently rekindled my love for american country music and life in general and starting looking into my dream of the Route 66 again. Now it will be another 10 years before we hit the road but in the meantime I am here to gather all sorts of hints and tips. We will travel from NY to Chicago along the route 66 to San Fransisco up to LA and then back to NY via El Paso, San Antonio, New Orleans, Alabam, Nashville and West virginia.... Mayor Adventure planned.......

So keep the hints and tips coming......

Looking forward to lots of interesting facts

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