Route 66 Road Trip
Route 66 Road Trip
Sitting here watching American Pickers and Mike and Danelle are on a Route 66 Road Trip. As I was watching the show made me want to go on such a road trip, wouldn’t it be fun?
I always have liked to take road trips! My 2 oldest granddaughters and I have taken a couple of road trips. Doing special things with your grandchildren will leave an everlasting memory for them, plus really builds a bond. One of these days I will post one of the road trips that my granddaughters and I took in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
So let’s check out the Route 66 Road Trip. What I found online is that you can start in Chicago and go to California or vice versa. As I am looking through the route it strikes me that I actually have been on Route 66 when we visited Arizona. The Route 66 photo above was one I actually took in Williams, AZ., I was so excited to see I actually have pictures of our travels on our mini Route 66 Road Trip.
There is a lot of history with the Route 66 Road Trip, here is a link to give you the history of Route 66: http://national66.org/history-of-route-66/ so very interesting, a great look at our great America.
So let’s take a look at some of the sties you would see on Route 66. As we start in Chicago there are a few different sites connected to our travels and one is Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/lou_mitchells_chicago.html
And as we travel on from Chicago we will stop at Belvidere Café, Motel, and Gas Station, Litchfield, Illinois. Then we will head to near Saint Louis, MO and there we find, Red Cedar Inn, Pacific, Missouri. As we travel along we will now leave Missouri and head into Oklahoma and Texas, Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park, Foyil, Oklahoma. Then as we travel through Texas we will find a number of interesting American sites, Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café, Shamrock, Texas.
Here at Amarillo, Texas we find U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District, this place is full of history. We are now going to enter New Mexico, Arizona and California, we are going to find so many wonderful sites, Bowlin’s Old Crater Trading Post, Bluewater, New Mexico. I loved when we visited Arizona, looking at these sites on Route 66 makes me want to go back there, so check out this Painted Desert Inn, Petrified Forest National Park. And as we get to end of our journey and enter into California, our final stopping spot will be, Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena, CA. There is so much more to see that I didn’t list here, all I can think what a great vacation and such an educational journey.
Here are a couple of links that would assist you in your own Route 66 Road Trip.
Arizona Vacation Guide: http://www.arizona-leisure.com/williams-arizona.html
Route 66 Map: https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/maps66.html On this link you can click on the Bing map and find different sites of interest.
I hope this has encouraged you to plan a fun Route 66 Road Trip!