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Route 66, anyone interested?

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1. Posted by rachel_uk (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y


Im a 29 year old female and would love to drive down route 66 from chicago to santa monica.

Am looking for someone who is interested in the same sort of trip, to share driving duties and room and fuel costs etc

Am open to suggestions and flexible as to which time of the year to go (obviously time to save would be a help) and how long for, but i do work full time so it would have to be a maximum of 3 weeks i think or my boss would throw a fit.

I would love to see everything there possibly is to see over there so people up for sightseeing is a must lol

let me know xxxx

2. Posted by heyyo01 (Budding Member 19 posts) 5y

Hello , your road trip sounds great , however , except in a few short segments Hwy 66 doesn't exist . The route now is mostly high speed interstate hwy . Following the route is fun though , the small towns bypassed by the new roads are treasures full of old diners and motels from the Day . Flagstaff AZ has a trove of funky sites especially old road motels . Cruising the wide open back roads of the Plains on the way , a favorite of mine . The immensity of the sky and the solitude of the Desert . The pounding surf of the Pacific - don't you want to bypass LA and all that entails or are you a purist . Just head up the street an hour on the coast hwy and end your trip above Malibu at Leo Carillo state Park or Dan Blocker (Bonanza TV show) state beach - you might even see a film or commercial being made at Carillo - just hate to see a grand trip finish in the snarl of the City . Good Luck . Being a nomad , I've very extensive insight to the sight , smells, and sounds of the Backroad America . Let me know if I can help w/ other info:)

3. Posted by lil_gun_14 (Budding Member 55 posts) 5y

Rachel_uk look on for alternative routes, there is one on there that follows the officially decommissioned route 66

Also i leaving 7th feb for a year in the states,starting in San fran heading eastwards, hit me up when and where you will be if you want!

4. Posted by nikkixx (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

ME! I am planning to do this not summer 2012 as I already have plans this summer. I have 6 weeks off from end July til end of August so plan to do it then. If you are still interested I would love to chat more! x