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Old couple planning a dream
February 5, 2017
9:51 am
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Hello we are planning to drive Route 66 in August. Never driven on the right side of the road. Will I need a sat nav or do they come fitted to the rental car. I think I am going to need all the help I can get

February 7, 2017
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Hello Highlander
Don't fret!
Yes you probably will need help but that's what we and this forum are here for!
Driving on the right - you will soon get used to it (despite what you think as you drive out of downtown Chicago at the very start).
Sat Nav - naturally you can request this but it will not really help you stay on Route 66. Consider it more as a tool for spatial awareness. You say "we" in your post so I'm going to suggest you or your friend read a good old fashioned map!! And the set you will need is this one:
qid=1486447058&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=route+66+map&dpPl=1&dpID=519NY38D9EL&ref=plSrch

Study them (the route and the text) in advance to better understand how they work. And approach the prior planning with excitement, look on it as an adventure and you'll be fine!

I drove the Mother Road in its entirety in 2015 and these maps were utterly indispensable. Managed 95-99% of the original road. Keep off the Interstates as much as you possibly can. That really is a key point.

Cheers

February 11, 2017
8:44 am
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Paul Duncan said
Hello Highlander
Don't fret!
Yes you probably will need help but that's what we and this forum are here for!
Driving on the right - you will soon get used to it (despite what you think as you drive out of downtown Chicago at the very start).
Sat Nav - naturally you can request this but it will not really help you stay on Route 66. Consider it more as a tool for spatial awareness. You say "we" in your post so I'm going to suggest you or your friend read a good old fashioned map!! And the set you will need is this one:
qid=1486447058&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=route+66+map&dpPl=1&dpID=519NY38D9EL&ref=plSrch

Study them (the route and the text) in advance to better understand how they work. And approach the prior planning with excitement, look on it as an adventure and you'll be fine!

I drove the Mother Road in its entirety in 2015 and these maps were utterly indispensable. Managed 95-99% of the original road. Keep off the Interstates as much as you possibly can. That really is a key point.

Cheers  

Thanks for that a bit of encouragement does help . I hope I get out of Chicago. Do you's think it is better to stick to a plan or just suck it & see. I have 3 weeks & plan to fly home from San Fransisco. all the best Highlander

February 11, 2017
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Highlander
Part stick to a plan, part suck it and see. Most of us fortunate ones who have driven Route 66 will tell you that it's a good idea to book a select few (preferably cult 66 motels) places to stay to give yourself milestones to aim for and then just wing it in a free spirited kinda way for the rest of the nights on the road. I could never have done it by booking every night in advance. Where's the fun in that!
Cheers

February 12, 2017
10:33 am
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Thanks for that I think I will split it up in three parts & do what we fancy in between. I was thinking of booking hotels in Amarillo & Gallup on a set day giving me plenty of time to play between them. Thanks Frank

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