Route 66

Day 5 on the road, Oklahoma City, Ok to Amarillo Tx (420 km / 220 miles)

We started the day early at 7 am as it was a long day on the road, with the first stop El Reno which is the first town outside of Oklahoma City. Then on to Clinton, Oklahoma and a route 66 museum. In Oklahoma and Texas route 66 goes right alongside I-40 so it is... Read More »

Day 4 on the road, Tulsa, Ok to Oklahoma City, Ok (230 km / 142 miles)

We headed out just before 9 am towards Oklahoma City, a word of warning, all of Riverside Drive is under construction at the moment so it will take slightly longer. As soon as you cross the bridge the signs for route 66 the signs are great and it is easy to follow the route. Today... Read More »

Day 3 on the road, Springfield, Mo to Tulsa, Ok (370km / 230 miles)

We started the day at 9 am for a 2 hour drive to Carthage, note that the signs for Route 66 is not great in the area so allow for some extra time to find your way. In Carthage, we stopped at the Civil war museum for a short visit. The museum is quite small... Read More »

Day 2 on the road, St. Louis to Springfield, Mo (316km / 200 miles)

We started the day with a short drive to Meramec Caverns which has some of the world’s biggest stalagmites, and some massive caves which served as a hideout for Jesse James. The tour is a must and the caverns are absolutely amazing, the guides are great and it ends with a lightshow in a completely... Read More »

Day 1 on the road, Chicago to St. Louis (410km / 260 miles)

We started at 9 am going through the surburbs of Chicago towards Joliet, through small thoroughfares with lots of old wooden houses in size from normal to very grand. Barring a small strech on the interstate all of it was on small roads and it was well signposted with both Route 66 and stateroad 4... Read More »

The journey begins…

The journey began at the airport picking up a nice new Mustang with 16 miles on the clock!. Then on to downtown Chicago and the Route 66 start sign and some sightseeing in Chicago. The start of route 66 in right in downtown and a stone through from the parks. We also managed to have... Read More »

Riding the mother road…

So I have decided to drive Route 66 this summer with some friends and here is the original plan, and I will be posting a day by day account of the trip. The rough budget for this is: Flights: From £500 outbound to Chicago and inbound via Los Angeles. Car: We pondered several alternatives such... Read More »