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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 8:33 am

After any hints and pointers (apart from "drive on the wrong side of the road Laughing) from anyone who has driven the US route 66. Especially if you have gone from Chicago to LA (reverse to most trips).
We have a wedding to attent next June in Jamacia of all places and we'll be tying that into a trip to visit Melody's family in IL & MI then head back to LAX to fly home about 3 weeks later.
So who's done it and where did you stay and what did you see/visit along the way? We have a hand full of places we want to see but I'm interested in the quirky little towns etc.
This is harder to plan than I thought.

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Post  paul on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 8:38 am

There was a show on channel 44 recently about route 66 ................lucky bastard  Very Happy

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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 9:40 am

Ive heard that it is very important to get your kicks.  Razz 
Seriously though, it's a trip that's on my bucket list.

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Post  madmax on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 10:55 am

Bosco15 wrote:Ive heard that it is very important to get your kicks.  Razz 
Seriously though,  it's a trip that's on my bucket list.  

Mine too

Maybe a bandit international meet 2020

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 12:31 pm

Dr Google was pretty helpful.  Here's one that came up but there were others (search on Route 66 places of interest):

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/listofsites66.html

Also, might be worth getting the Billy Connolly book/DVD:

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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 14 Jul 2014, 12:48 pm

Ewok1958 wrote:Dr Google was pretty helpful.  Here's one that came up but there were others (search on Route 66 places of interest):

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/listofsites66.html

Also, might be worth getting the Billy Connolly book/DVD:


Yeah Dave there are plenty of books available. I guess we're after first hand info and realistic travel distances/times.
The distance end to end isnt the problem its the stopping and short detours that will take the time. If anyone has travelled to the US before you'll know how they love security queues and scanning.

We'll be building a list of must see places such as Monument Valley, The Grand Canyon & Hoover Dam but they're all in the last third of the trip.

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