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September 25, 2016
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IcarusKadiddlehopper
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Hello fellow 66ers

I have lived off the 6th spur line off of Route 66 near Gallup NM all my life.
The good old Devils Highway 666. It has been a dream of mine since I was
a kid to travel the Mother Road. So this year I will make my first leg with my
family from Colorado to Gallup NM and hop on the Mother road and follow some
of the historic portions of the road that do not dead end Gallup NM to Santa Monica
California. Next year will be the 2nd leg from Gallup NM to Chicago Il.
I dont know a great deal about the Eastern leg Gallup NM to Chicago Il. However I am
familiar with most of the Western leg. If I can be any help to any of you members please
feel free to contact me. From what I have been learning is mostly Arizona and California
have many miles of uninterrupted Route 66.

October 6, 2016
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Hello. Glad to have found this site. Touring the Old Route 66 has always been a dream of mine. And finally tonight my wife just said let's plan this for next year. Since we are from Massachusetts, our plan is to ship our bike to LA and leave from there in mid-May and do the route from LA to Chicago. This puts us closer to home if we get delayed for any reason. If I push it we can make it home in 2 days from Chicago. We are planning 4 weeks to do this. Looking forward to gathering more information as we start our planning

October 6, 2016
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Welcome aboard doublerunner. Sounds like a great plan.

October 25, 2016
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Bisang
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Hi Route 66 fans

My name is Stephan and I'm from Switzerland. A road trip on route 66 was always one of my big dreams.

I did 27 trips to the USA and I did some parts on the Route 66 , but I never did the whole in one piece!

I'm looking forward to the trip in summer 2017!

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Stephan

October 26, 2016
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Welcome aboard Stephan! I hope you have a great trip in 2017. How much time do you have for the trip?

November 1, 2016
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Hello everyone

I have always wanted to do a road trip across the states. Now its going to happen I am more than excited. We are from the UK and our trip is booked for September 2017. Research so far has been a bit overwhelming.

Thanks all

Benson

November 5, 2016
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Welcome aboard Benson!

If you run into any questions, just ask. Someone here will know.

I read Ron Warnick's Route 66 News blog every day. And it stretches back for years. It's a great source for discovering what's going on along Route 66.

If you aren't already a reader, give it a try.

https://www.route66news.com

January 17, 2017
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Hi everyone!

My name is Tyler. I'm from Kansas, but now live in New York. I've always wanted to travel route 66. I'm getting married next year and thought it might be a cool honeymoon trip...

Nice to meet you all!

January 18, 2017
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Welcome aboard Tyler!

I think it would make a great honeymoon, if your bride-to-be has an interest in the old road also.

January 18, 2017
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Steve Bellamy
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Hi Tyler - what an incredible honeymoon to take. You'll have some great photos Laugh

Drove Route 66 in August 2007 - hope to do it again one day in the not too distant future.

January 19, 2017
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Hi my name is Dave and in October This year my partner and i will be doing a 4 week road trip for my 50th birthday please all feel free to post any advice that would assist in the enjoyment of route 66

February 23, 2017
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Stefan
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Hi folks,
I´m Stefan from Germany and touring the US for more than 35 years now. My company is located in Austin/Tx and I´m guiding bunch of people on 11 different tours through the States. We´ll see us on the road.... ride safe.

February 24, 2017
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Hi

I am Susan and I live in the UK. My husband and myself have booked up for 2 weeks early October this year. Hoping it won't be to rushed in 2 weeks but always an excuse to do it again.
Got a mustang booked and going LA to Chicago.
So excited x

March 9, 2017
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Hi everyone
My name's Bridget and and live in Scotland. I'm trying to plan a Route 66 trip that is to double as a surprise for my fiance's 50th and a honeymoon trip (so far he thinks we're going to Spain for a week) in March/ April 2018.
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I have 3 weeks to do it in and out two small children are coming with us. Not sure how feasible/ sensible it is! Was planning to hire an RV for the trip too, but want to stay in motels some nights too. Basically, I have lots of variables to cram into one trip, all under the radar.

March 21, 2017
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Hi all!! I'm Greta and live near Denver. My husband and I love road trips and have always wanted to do Route 66. We are talking about going next fall (2018) and going from Arizona to St. Louis, in the interest of time. We are planning on staying in some of the awesome old motels (with the best neon signs in America) and taking lots of pictures.

Bridget, I think you'll have a great time with your family. Route 66 is probably a good stretch to do with children, as there are lots of places to stop and plenty of things to look at. The kids (and you!) won't get bored. Our children are grown, but I think that it would have been a good trip for us as a family. In fact, I kind of wish that we would have done it when they were younger. Oh well. Hindsight IS 20/20 . . .

March 31, 2017
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Planing a motorcycle trip in may.Will be leaving from West Virginia AND hitting route 66 in ST l.ouis and going to the end. Would like to camp out as much as i can.

April 5, 2017
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Hi
My husband and I have talked about driving Rte 66 for a while including his dream of doing it in a 57 Chevy. Looking for a vintage car to do it in.

April 10, 2017
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Hi everyone, my name is Jim and I am just starting to gather information to plan a motorcycle trip for myself and 3 other biking buddies. We all live in Alberta Canada and will be riding from Calgary to Chicago to begin our Route 66 trip. We plan on doing this trip in September 2017 and take roughly 24 to 30 days to do the complete trip which will be roughly 4500 miles total. I am reaching out for helpful tips and info from people with experience. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Jim

May 15, 2017
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Hey everybody my name is Jan and I'm from NY I'm driving down to Oklahoma this summer to see my brother then going to take a nice slow ride back from Texas to Illinois on 66. Great information on here I'm just going to wing it and enjoy all the sights I can.

May 26, 2017
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Hi

I'm eamonn. Aussie guy that's always wanted to do Route 66 now I'm planing to go in next year. Thanks for the opportunity to learn here.

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