Route 66 – Manage your Expectations

Get your kicks on Route 66 – you have all heard the song and romance of the open road. Discovering Route 66 is on many a folk’s bucket list. One of the most visited pages on this website is Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier which is an overview and history of this nostalgic road trip. But is it going … Continue reading Route 66 – Manage your Expectations

Texas & OK a Great Success

Back home again. My daughter posted this on her Facebook which sums up the trip exactly! Day 1 – Back on the Road Again!! Day 2 – Waco to Fort Worth & Dallas Day 3 – Dallas Day 4 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 Day 5 – Oklahoma City & Route 66 (part 2) Day 6 – Oklahoma – Plano, TX Day 7 – … Continue reading Texas & OK a Great Success

Planning in Progress – Accommodation

Both sides of the Atlantic are seeing prices on many essential day to day items go through the roof. Recession is a word that is prominent in the media as well as the question about fuel prices not dropping as fast as they rise. The pound/dollar exchange rate definitely favours a visit from America to the UK or elsewhere in Europe.  It was with great … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Accommodation

Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th

The long wait is over, well almost. In October I fly into Austin and collect my car for a 9 night road trip. Tip: It was better value to include the car with the flight than separately. First night will be in Waco followed by two nights in Dallas. In Dallas I am going to make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle and take the … Continue reading Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th

Road Trip Planning in Progress

After a three year hiatus from flying I have spent the last few weeks planning and perfecting my next adventure on visiting my missing States. Followers of my early posts might remember that I have yet to set foot in – Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Hawaii. The most logical and economical research has put Austin as the arrival airport. Virgin Atlantic … Continue reading Road Trip Planning in Progress

Route 66 – Most Miles by State

Route 66 starts in ‘The Windy City’ Chicago and passes through 8 States along it’s 2448 mile journey to Santa Monica Pier in California. In order of direction along Route 66 this is mileage each state has claim to fame of Route 66  Illinois – 301 miles. The starting/end point is Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive but the sign is on E Adams St … Continue reading Route 66 – Most Miles by State

Hairy Bikers – Route 66

I discovered that the BBC are showing a delightful travel come cookery series called  Hairy Bikers Route 66 I am the first to admit that cookery programmes leave me cold but it was the Route 66 aspect that attracted me to watch. It is the joy of the open road with Dave Myers and Si King on their Harley’s travelling across the 9 states from … Continue reading Hairy Bikers – Route 66

Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier

‘Get your kicks on Route 66’! There are plenty of options to experience the Historic Route 66 but here are some facts about why the interest around this particular road and other must travel roads. America’s Main Street is one of the nick names for Route 66. Will Rogers Highway is another name associated with this most historic of roads.  It was in 1939  that immortalised  Route … Continue reading Route 66 – 2448 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica Pier