Route 66 2009

Sarah and I have done a few road trips around the USA and really enjoyed them, for some time we have both wanted to do another one, and what better than old Route 66.

Made famous by the likes of John Steinbeck, Route 66 travels across the US from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West.

We plan on following as much as the original route as possible, but also take a number of excursions along the way.

Route 66 2009

Below you can view my travel journal and photography from our recent trip along Route 66 in the USA

Route 66 Day One Day 01 – Manchester – Heathrow
12th June 2009
Internal Flight to Heathrow
Route 66 Day Two Day 02 – Heathrow – Chicago
13th June 2009
Flight to Chicago
Car Hire
Hotel Check in
Route 66 Day Three Day 03 – Chicago
14th June 2009
Sears Tower
City Tour
Field Museum
Navy Pier
Route 66 Day Four Day 04 – Chicago – Springfield
15th June 2009
Launching Pad
Funks Grove
Route 66 Day Five Day 05 – Springfield – Sikeston
16th June 2009
Abraham Lincoln House & Tomb
Cozy Dog
Chain of Rocks Bridge
St. Louis, Gateway Arch
Route 66 Day Six Day 06 – Sikeston – Memphis
17th June 2009
Route 66 Day Seven Day 07 – Sikeston – Springfield
18th June 2009
Meramec Caverns
Worlds Largest Rocking Chair
Munger Moss Motel
Route 66 Day Eight Day 08 – Springfield – Tulsa
19th June 2009
Springfield Town Square
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
Will Rogers Memorial
Route 66 Day Nine Day 09 – Tulsa – Amarillo
20th June 2009
Blue Whale
Route 66 Museun, Clinton
Bix Texan Steak House
Route 66 Day Ten Day 10 – Amarillo – Roswell
21st June 2009
Cadillac Ranch
Billy the Kid Museum and Grave
Route 66 Day Eleven Day 11 – Roswell – Albuquerque
22nd June 2009
Roswell UFO Museum
Lincoln (Billy the Kid)
Route 66 Day Twelve Day 12 – Albuquerque – Holbrook
23rd June 2009
Petrified Forest National Park
Lots of endless driving
Route 66 Day Thirteen Day 13 – Holbrook – Grand Canyon
24th June 2009
Wigwam Motel
Meteor Crater
Walnut Canyon National Park
Route 66 Day Fourteen Day 14 – Grand Canyon – Bryce Canyon
25th June 2009
Grand Canyon National Park
Route 66 Day Fifteen Day 15 – Bryce Canyon – Las Vegas
26th June 2009
Bryce Canyon
Zion National Park
Las Vegas
Route 66 Day Sixteen Day 16 – Las Vegas
27th June 2009
Venetian Hotel
Walking around the Strip
Route 66 Day Seventeen  Day 17 – Las Vegas
28th June 2009
Shooting machine guns
Bellagio Buffett
Route 66 Day Eighteen  Day 18 – Las Vegas – Santa Monica
29th June 2009
Leaving Las Vegas
Georgian Hotel
Santa Monica Pier
Route 66 Day Nineteen  Day 19 – Santa Monica
30th June 2009
Universal Studios Hollywood
Route 66 Day Twenty Title  Day 20 – Santa Monica – Monterey
1st July 2009
End of Route 66
Pacific Coast Highway
Route 66 Day Twenty One Day 21 – Monterey – San Francisco
2nd July 2009
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Coast Highway
Fishermans Wharf
Route 66 Day Twenty Two  Day 22 – San Francisco
3rd July 2009
Route 66 Day Twenty Three  Day 23 – San Francisco – Manchester
4th July 2009
Fishermans Wharf
San Francisco Airport
Flight Home


Route 66 Road Trip Videos

 Here are some of the video’s that we took during our three week road trip along Route 66 and beyond.

The Gemini Giant
A short tour around the Launching Pad Drive-In Restaurant and the historic Gemini Giant in Wilmington, IL.
Two Cell Jail House
A short tour around the Two Cell Jail House in Gardner, IL. The historic Two-Cell Jail was built in 1906.
Ambler-Becker Gas Station
A short tour around the Ambler-Becker Texaco Gas Station in Dwight, IL on Historic Route 66.
Standard Oil Gas Station
A short tour around the Standard Oil Gas Station in Odell, IL on Historic Route 66.
Abraham Lincoln’s Home
A short tour around the Abraham Lincoln Home in Springfield, IL.
Route 66 Hall of Fame
A short tour around the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, IL.
Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb
A short tour around the tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.
Cozy Dog Drive-In
A short tour around the Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield, IL.
Henry’s Rabbit Ranch
A short tour around the Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, IL.
The Gateway Arch
A short tour around the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO.
Meramec Caverns
A short tour around the Meramec Caverns in Stanton, MO.
The Blue Whale
A short tour around the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Route 66 Museum
A short tour around the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma.
Big Texan Steak Ranch
A short tour around the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
The Cadillac Ranch
A short tour around the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
Midpoint Cafe
Short tour around the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas.
Billy the Kid’s Grave
Billy the Kid’s Grave Site in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
Best Western Hotel
Tour of our room at the Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.
The Bellagio Hotel Buffet
Point of view tour of the amazing buffet at the Bellagio Hotel and casio in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Venetian Hotel
Walk through tour of the Bella Suite in the Venezia Tower at Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The Gun Store
Shooting machine guns in Las Vegas
Georgian Hotel
Tour of the Signature Suite at the Georgian Hotel on Ocean Drive, Santa Monica.
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