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November 6, 2021
4:22 pm
TimothyJ
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Hello All - My wife and I (newly retired) are planning a 2022 Route 66 trip from LA to Chicago (probably only one way). We're hoping to own a ultra-light trailer by then to camp along the way. We're also interested in hitting several Triple D (Diners Drive-ins & Dives) and maybe a few college football games. We're just in the early stages of planning, dreaming. Any thoughts or comments greatly appreciated!

March 15, 2022
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ricky6283
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Hi My name is Ricky I'm from Blyth Northumberland I'm looking at doing route 66 in a couple of years for my dad's 60th I'm wondering if any one has any idea where we can hire a Dodge charger or similar any help would be greatly appreciated

March 22, 2022
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RichD
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ricky6283 said
Hi My name is Ricky I'm from Blyth Northumberland I'm looking at doing route 66 in a couple of years for my dad's 60th I'm wondering if any one has any idea where we can hire a Dodge charger or similar any help would be greatly appreciated  

Enterprise has Dodge Challenger RT scat packs for rent! Avis also rents muscle cars including Challenger RTs.

April 17, 2022
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Hello all,
We are planning our drive for next July/August (2023) and plan to do Chicago to LA in three weeks. There will be four of us travelling and we plan to hire a car and do motel?hotel stops along the way.
Can anyone recommend the best car to hire? We will be sharing the drive between all four of us, we just want comfort and style and an easy ride, nothing too fancy.
Any tips and advice would be welcomed. I have learned a lot already from the forum, so, thank you!

July 9, 2022
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Afternoon Everyone

Messaging from the UK. Early doors but planning has started anyway - two couples looking to do a East-West US road trip - all for retirement and celebrate the kids fleeing the nest. Looking to do this over about 6 to 8 weeks. Intent to fly to JFK and return from LAX.

The original dream was to get a winnebago but I think I will get hacked off with the sheer enormous size - so we are pretty certain we want a super large SUV (no idea what - just needs to be super comfy) and hotel it for the most part, but might take in a motorhome for a week if we can find an all inclusive deal somewhere.

While we are looking to start in NYC, we want to do Niagra, then hit Chicago and start the Route 66. We want to do all the sights, but also hit the passes through Colorado, Las Vegas, and I want to do a lap of Lake Tahoe (initial thoughts are here for the motorhome).

So a big, significant trip probably in spring 2024 or 2025. Seems natural to do East-West - interested if anyone feels West-East is better.

Anyway - hi. Hope to glean great info and tips!

Cheers

October 19, 2022
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I've made several partial trips along the Route since 1997. I got interested in Route 66 while on a family vacation to St. Louis in 1977, and got my first real taste of driving it on a business trip to Tulsa in 1997. I drove home on as much of the Route as I could find through Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Since I was on business, and it was before the days of cell phone cameras, I took no pics on that trip. My next opportunity came in 2014 when my daughter moved to Hollywood for a summer internship. I volunteered to drive her car out to meet her and my wife. I didn't really know much at the time, but I found three classic Route 66 motels to stay at on the four day trip. Since then I've made four partial trips, and found out that my wife has no interest in doing the full trip with me. Luckily I have a recently retired college friend who is up for doing the full trip east to west. We're trying to juggle our schedules to do it in March of 2023.

October 31, 2022
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Hi, new here.

I've never made this particular trip, but have been wanting to make it for a long time. My oldest kid and I are talking about making the drive next year for his senior trip, between high school and college. Any tips or suggestions welcome.

Bryan

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We'll most likely be starting in Wilmington IL, and heading west from there, as we get to Chicago allot, being from the Wilmington area.

November 20, 2022
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Sue C
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Thanks for creating this great site! We're a few years off from our actual trip, but the dreaming and planning will be fun, and lookiing forward to learning much.

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