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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
3:47 pm
Saturday, July 11th, 2009
12:43 pm
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
9:44 pm
I've read the past few posts (and intend to dig deeper), but am hoping to get some more advice in this community...

I'm planning my route 66 trip, taking a different way home for variety's sake. I realize this is going to be a TON of driving, but I think I am pretty up to it. I'm mostly curious about places to stay along the route that you'd recommend. Keeping in mind I am a 20-something female traveling solo, I'd like some place relatively safe and relatively clean (and of course cheaper is always better, haha). I'm also looking for suggestions of things to see/places to eat/etc. I'm doing my research, but love getting as much input as I can. I leave in a few weeks... don't be surprised if I post further questions as it approaches!

The plan (which is open to change as I go, I haven't booked reservations yet or anything):
Day 1: home to STL
Day 2: STL to OKC
Day 3: OKC
Day 4: OKC to Amarillo
Day 5: Amarillo
Day 6: Amarillo to ABQ
Day 7: ABQ
Day 8: ABQ to Flagstaff
Day 9: Flagstaff/Grand Canyon
Day 10: Flagstaff to LA (or somewhere around there)
Day 11: LA to Las Vegas
Day 12: Las Vegas to Moab
Day 13: Moab/Arches National Park
Day 14: Moab to Denver
Day 15: Denver
Day 16: Denver to Omaha
Day 17: Omaha to Quad Cities
Day 18: Quad Cities to home

I am particularly looking for advice on areas or places around LA that are in relatively safe areas and such. Also, do you think I should take an entire day for Oklahoma City? Or would a half day before driving to Amarillo likely suffice?

Thanks for any suggestions, I welcome anything/everything. Even if it is general advice for taking on a massive road trip.
Thursday, April 9th, 2009
6:31 pm
Tips please?
Hey all! I'm driving/moving from NJ to AZ in 3 days! I'm taking route 66 most of the way. Traveling the road and backpacking out west has been an ultimate dream of mine so 2 weeks ago I decided I was just going to go for it. Sadly I only have 6 days to take the trip, traveling on pennies, and I'll be going it as a 21 year old girl alone (well, I'll have my cat as my companion!). While I'm incredibly excited, I am nervous to - especially traveling as a young woman alone. Anyway, does anyone have any tips who have taken the trip before? Any suggestions for attractions to see, places to eat, etc?

Current Mood: chipper
Saturday, September 27th, 2008
2:09 pm
Thursday, August 21st, 2008
11:45 pm
it's a dead zone here....
I have so many pictures from my route 66 journey back in 2006; I should post them here...and this community should be ALIVE!  Suggestions on how to get more people to contribute?
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
11:45 am
I have been planning on driving the ol' Route 66 for a while, and I was curious:
What would be the best budget range to plan with?
Time frame to use, since it has been suggested that we just go with the flow in most cases since that is how you get to see the most out of the route?
And is there a good time of the year that might be best to go? Perhaps when it is less crowded, weather is not so much an issue, when the fun groups do their tours, etc?
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
1:08 pm
Route 66 in NM and TX
I think having an entry every January is a nice touch!

Anyway, I live in Colorado but cross and explore Route 66 between Santa Rosa, NM and Amarillo, TX regularly.

This is an old filling station on Route 66 east of San Jon (pronounced, san hon), NM.

Current Mood: chipper
Saturday, May 14th, 2005
11:31 pm
SF Peaks from Route 66

The view from Route 66 near Williams Arizona
Saturday, April 9th, 2005
5:41 pm
Monday, March 14th, 2005
9:05 pm
Sunday, March 13th, 2005
9:58 pm
Amboy, California

Roy's Motel in Amboy is arguably the most famous Route 66 landmark in the California desert. A reminder of days gone past, it now sits dormant and alone in what has become a ghost town. Amboy was bypassed long ago by Interstate 40, and only the occasional car will pass through the town... those who actually stop are even more seldom.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
2:08 pm
Wednesday, January 12th, 2005
11:10 pm
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
12:08 am
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
5:39 pm
Welcome, travelers!

This community is for fans of Route 66..... the road, the song, the TV show, or just the romanticism of an old-fashioned road trip.

Post photos, memories, stories, observations, whatever you like.

We'll see you on the road, somewhere between Chicago and Santa Monica.
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