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Planning for the trip..?
October 11, 2012
12:52 am
AvoDJ
North Wales, U.K
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I'm currently living in the UK and working full time (as a staff nurse). I am fortunate enough to be able to retire in about 5 years and am planning on doing the route 66 driving experience soon after with my long term girlfriend, currently 10 years at time of writing this. Although it is a long way off at the moment could anyone give me an idea of how long this sort of trip may take to arrange. We are looking at hiring an RV for the trip and may take 5-8 weeks so we can explore a bit as well. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

 Cheers for now, Arfon

October 11, 2012
2:30 pm
frank
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Arfon--People on this site from the UK have generally planned/arranged things just fine in a couple months.  I would suggest a couple of things.  One is getting the EZ66 Guide (2nd Edtn) by Jerry McClanahan.  It's about $19 through Amazon and will be invaluable in planning and then on the trip itself.  It includes history, turn-by-turn descriptions and maps.  You will also have time to read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath which details the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, and the flight to California down Route 66.  The 1939 movie of the same name is very different but worth renting--some scenes shown there still exist.  And the Travel section of my site https://www.rt66pix.com offers a two-week trip outline with suggested nightly stops etc. along with 1200 contemporary Route 66 images and website links.

RV's can be rented and so can smaller conversion-vans.  5-8 weeks will give you a nice leisurely trip with time to enjoy nearby sites like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and Branson MO.   

October 19, 2012
10:43 pm
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If you spot a good deal, I'd snap up affordable flights when you get the opportunity.

Then you'll need at least a few months to prepare for the trip, i.e. planning where to stay, what to do, etc.

Half the fun is planning the trip!

Good luck.

--- Drove Route 66 in August 2012 ---

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