Route 66


Our Route 66 Blog

The following blog posts are presented in ascending order so that you can follow our road trip from the planning stage and onwards. They are full of my musings on the places we visited, images of route 66, etc.

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route 66 road trip

On the 5th August 2015 we fly out of Heathrow Airport to start our Route 66 road trip. The following is a list of the towns and cities we are visiting along with the hotels and motels we are staying in. Each location will receive its own page as we travel along the route, Read More

It’s now less than two weeks till the big off and whilst my wife is organising and double checking holiday insurance, passports, tickets and ESTA’s I’m panicking about the more important matters such as What if the radio in the hire car is broken and I’ve got to drive nearly 3000 miles listening to country, Read More

We left Derby at 4am and by mid afternoon we were sampling the delights Chicago had to offer as we started our Route 66 adventure

just a quick outline of what we did in Chicago and where we visited on Thursday as we need to make tracks and head to St Louis today. The day started with a traditional American breakfast at at the unofficial start to Route 66 in Chicago, Lou Mitchell’s. It’s exactly the kind of place, Read More

Our first day on the route 66 in Illinois was an eventful one. Firstly the taxi driver taking us back to O’Hare airport to pick up the hire car spoke very little English and didn’t have much of a clue where he was going. After finally finding the Alamo offices and settling into our, Read More

After a heavy night on the beer with an American couple last night and a short walk to see Abraham Lincoln’s childhood house and other period houses we finally left the strange town of Springfield Illinois to head to St Louis.. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great time last night, the hotel, Read More

Getting out of St Louis was slightly easier than getting in. We still managed to make several wrong turns before finding route 66 towards Cuba and heading for our first stop of the day, the famous Ted Drewes Frozen Custard shop. Unfortunately the shop was closed leaving a very disappointed Oz. This is something, Read More

The sky was still gloomy when we left The Wagon Wheel but the worlds biggest rocking chair in Fanning  Missouri was waiting and we weren’t going to let a few grey clouds spoil that ! The rocking Chair is 42 feet and 4 inches tall and dominates the skyline as you approach the Fanning, Read More

]The day began with breakfast in the local pancake hut which was occupied by a couple of camouflage wearing hicks who were obviously on there way out hunting ( huge camo 4×4 in car park) and a bunch of old timers who left in various Vintage American cars and pickups and an Indian motorbike., Read More

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