July 4, 2001
??? Completed ???
Route 66 Itinerary
If you are planning to make this trip or any part:
  • Please "print" this site.
  • Visit the links listed.
  • Obtain as many maps & related info as possible. 
  • Please let me know
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    Interactive Route 66 Map

    CLICKABLE MAP
    The above map was modified from the original by
    Swa.Frantzen@advalvas.be

    Illinois || Missouri || Kansas || Oklahoma
    Texas || New Mexico || Arizona || California
    Nevada || Utah || Colorado || Nebraska
    Iowa || Illinois || Indiana || Ohio


    Please be patient
    the plans for
    "Summer Run to the Pacific"
    are "fluid" at best
    .
    A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policies and coercion are fruitless. We  find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip . . . .
    a trip takes us. 
      - John Steinbeck
    .
    Following Steinbeck's reasoning. . . 
    This itinerary will be finalized
    when I return from
    "the trip"
    .
    I am going to do my best to do the following (in ranked order):
  • keep to daily mileage schedule. . even if sights must be skipped
  • see the mentioned sights
  • total (round) trip 18 ??? days

  • PRINTABLE MAPS

    Please note distances and driving times

    DAY 1 (Saturday 7/14/01)- Click for details

    Lodi, OH --- St. Louis (Eureka), MO    532 miles @ 50 mph = 10.64 hours

    Sights
  • Chain of Rocks Bridge (Mitchell, Ill - across from St. Louis)
  • Lodging
    Eureka, Mo  KOA Kamping Kabin - $50.00
    CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS
    DAY 2 (Sunday 7/15/01)- Click for details

    St. Louis (Eureka), MO -through Kansas- Catoosa, OK. 369.9 miles @ 35 mph = 10.50 hours

    Sights
  • Drive as much as original Rt. 66 as possible (time)
  • Hooker's Cut
  • Meramac Caverns
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Carthage, MO (Diner)
  • Palmer Hotel (Afton, OK)
  • Coleman Theater - Miami, OK (MUST SEE)
  • Claremore, OK (setting for play - "Oklahoma")
  • Catoosa, OK ("Blue Whale")
  • Lodging
  • Catoosa, OK

  •     KOA Kamping Kabin - $30.00
    CONFIRMEDRESERVATIONS
    DAY 3 (Monday 7/16/01)- Click for details - Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
    CATOOSA, OK TO TUCUMCARI, NM487 miles @ 45 mph = 10.8 hours
    Sights
  • Oklahoma
  • Stroud -  Rock Cafe
  • Arcadia - "Red Barn"
  • El Reno - "Rainman"  Motel (Big 8)
  • Hydro -  Lucille Hamons' gas station
  • Weatherford - "City Diner" (eat lunch ???)
  • Clinton - new Route 66 Museum
  • Texas
  • Shamrock - U Drop Inn
  • McLean
  • Amarillo
  • The Big Texan Steak Ranch  (eat lunch ???)
  • Cadillac Ranch
  • Glenrio
  • Tuccumcari, NM - lots of Route 66 stuff.

  • Lodging - Blue Swallow Motel. . . .
    CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS. . . Phone: (505) 461-9849
    DAY 4 (Tuesday 7/17/01)- Click for details

        TUCUMCARI, NM via Rte. 104 to Santa Fe
                to Holbrook, AZ          478 miles @ 35 mph = 13.65 hours

    Sights
  • New Mexico
  • Route 104 (Map) (Picture)
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Albuquerque
  • Continental Divide
  • Gallup
  • Arizona
  • Petrified Forest / Painted Desert (Must get there BEFORE sunset !!!)
  • Lodging    Holbrook, AZ - - Wigwam Motel

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS . . . phone: (520) 524-3048
    DAY 5 (Wednesday 7/18/01)- Click for details
        Holbrook, AZ via Grand Canyon to Williams, AZ 250 miles @ 25 mph = 10.0 hours
         "Click" for Printable Map
    Sights
  • Drive as much as original Rt. 66 as possible (time)
  • Jack Rabbit Trading Post (Exit 269)
  • Winslow - Harvey House (?)
  • Meteor Crater (Exit 233)
  • Two Guns Ruin (Exit 230) & old Route 66 bridge across Canyon Diablo.
  • Twin Arrows Trading Post (Exit 219)
  • Flagstaff (Exit 211) through Winona (immortalized by Bobby Troup). Enter Flagstaff the scenic way with Mt. Humphreys in front of you. Follow CR 394 to US 89.
  • Sunset Crater (time permitting)
  • Bedrock City (Flintstones)
  • Williams (Dinner with a "girl" from Stuebenville)
  • Lodging . . - - - El Rancho Motel

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS  (for 7/18/01) . phone: (520) 635-2552


    DAY 6 (Thursday 7/19/01)
     WILLIAMS, AZ

        Sights

  • Grand Canyon via Railroad (please click for more info)
  • The fares do not include local tax (8.8%) or Park admission fees

  • Lodging . . - - - El Rancho Motel
    CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/19/01) . . . phone: (520) 635-2552
     

    DAY 7 (Friday 7/20/01)- Click for details
        WILLIAMS, AZ via AZ 66 Seligman - Oatman loop (map)
            TO NEEDLES, CA 170 miles @ 25 mph = 6.8 hours

    Sights
  • Seligman -
  • Delgadillo's Barber Shop
  • Seligman - Oatman - Toprock Loop
  • What will we see ???
  • Peach Springs (Grand Canyon Caverns ??)
  • Valentine
  • Truxton
  • Hackberry
  • Sitgreaves Pass (See three States)
  • Oatman
  • Toprock

  • Lodging . . - - - Days Inn - Needles
    CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/20/01) . . . phone: (760-326-5836)


  • DAY 8 (Friday 7/20/01)- Click for details
        Needles, CA through Victorville (mileage 172.00)
            to Santa Monica, CA   Total = 272.9 miles @ 40 mph = 6.80 hours

    Sights
  • Amboy, CA (Roy's Cafe & Amboy Crater) - see map
  • Victorville, CA - Roy Rogers Museum -see map
  • Meet Van P, Terry S. and Al Figley at the Roy Rogers Museum for final run to . . .
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Total miles - Lodi, Oh to Santa Monica, Ca. = 2568.80 miles

    DAYS  9, 10, 11, 12 - Los Angeles
            (7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25)

    Sights
  • Los Angeles

  • DAY 13 (Thursday 7/26) - Click for details
    Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV      272 miles @ 65 mph = 4.10 hours

    Sights
  • "The Strip"
  • Lodging . . - - - Circus Circus

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/26/01) . . . phone: (887-224-7287)
     

    DAY 14 (Friday 7/27)
    Las Vegas, NV

               Sights

  • Hoover Dam
  • North Rim - Grand Canyon
  • Lodging . . - - - Circus Circus

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/27/01) . . . phone: (887-224-7287)
     

    Day 15 (Saturday 7/28)
    Las Vegas toMoab, Utah 457 miles @ 60 mph = 7.61 hours

    Sights
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Lodging . . - - - Apache Motel

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/28/01) . . . phone: (1-800-228-6882)

    Day 16 (Sunday 7/29/01)- Click for details
     Moab, Utah  (through Denver) to North Platte, NE  614.38 miles @ 60 mph = 10.23 hours

    Sights
  • Elevated Interstate Highway & Eisenhower Tunnel
  • Lodging . . TRAVELERS INN, NORTH PLATTE NE 308-534-4020 - - -

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/29/01) . . . phone: ()

    Day 17 (Monday 7/30/01)- Click for details
    North Platte, NE to Dyersville, IA 602 miles @ 60 mph = 10.03 hours

    Sights
  • "Field of Dreams" (movie location)
  • Lodging . . Comfort Inn Hotel, Dyersville, IA (563) 875-7700 - - -

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/30/01) . . . phone: ()

    Day 18 (Tuesday 7/31/01)- Click for details
    Dyersville, IA to Home        576 miles @ 60 mph = 9.60 hours

    Sights
  • home
  • Lodging . . - - - Home

  • CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS (for 7/31/01)

    There are a bizillon places I would like to see. Unfortunately, 
    I only have the time and $$$$ for a few.
    Basic Vehicle Info & Necessities
  • Driving style - on Freeway - Posted speed limit + 5 mph or "flow of traffic"
  • Our Vehicle
  • '32 Ford Street Rod
  • Fuel economy 15 - 20 mpg
  • Range 250 - 350 miles
  • with A/C
  • Your Vehicle Specs
  • Top running condition
  • at least 125 mile fuel range
  • A/C - it gets HOT!!!! everywhere on trip
  • good spare tire / jack
  • oil
  • Basics to bring
  • Cell Phone
  • AAA "Plus" Card
  • Maps
  • Camera Equipment
  • Mailing Labels / Stamps for Post Cards
  • Money Orders
  • Basic tools
  • Warm jacket
  • Snacks
  • Extra Water


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