The Intro to Route 66

Route 66 Fun Fact – The Great Depression Paved Route 66.

This is the first of many posts about Route 66, and I have no idea how many there will be, but let’s see what happens!!

Firstly, I have to say; everyone should at least try a Road Trip once in their life whether it be Route 66 or across Ireland but it is a must do!!! I would recommend you go with at least one person who you can honestly spend almost every waking moment. I was blessed to have a friend who was in a position to embark on this trip with me, and I couldn’t have asked for a better person.

3268 miles

That is right over ten days we drove 3268 miles from Chicago right across to Los Angeles!

3268 miles


We passed through the following places:


  • Chicago
  • Wilmington
  • Atlanta
  • Springfield
  • Litchfield


  • St. Louis
  • Lebanon
  • Springfield
  • Arlington
  • Five Mile


  • Galena
  • Garden


  • Tulsa
  • Oklahoma City


  • McLean
  • Amarillo
  • Cadillac Ranch

New Mexico

  • Tucumcari
  • Albuquerque
  • Gallup
  • Santa Rosa
  • Santa Fe


  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • Winslow
  • Meteor Crater
  • Flagstaff
  • Grand Canyon
  • Kingman


  • Las Vegas (Not part of Route 66)


  • Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Barstow
  • Santa Monica


As you can tell as we came towards the end of the route, we didn’t stop as much as we wanted. There is so much you can do in ten days before you pass out from exhaustion.




The Big Questions

Would I go back? Yes

Why? There’s probably more we could have done and would love to do it again.

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