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Published: November 3rd 2015
Gettin' Our Kicks on Route 66
We started in Amarillo, Texas and drove the Route to Santa Monica, California.
In mid August, to escape the Florida heat and humidity, we embarked on a 5 week road trip. By flying to Denver we were able to get right to the heart of our destinations. First, on the itinerary was to drive Route 66 from Amarillo, Texas to Santa Monica, California, with a stop at the Grand Canyon. From Santa Monica, we traveled north along the California and Oregon coast. Next, we headed east through Oregon, Idaho, and Montana to arrive at Glacier National Park. Then, we turned south, with stops in Yellowstone National Park and Tetons National Park. We completed the loop with a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park and to the Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado. After 7000 miles we were back in Denver for our flight home.
Doing one BIG blog would be overwhelming, so I'll give you some photo highlights in several smaller blogs. Today's entry will be our Route 66 adventure. We did the 4 southern states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The highway is sometimes hard to locate and not in the best condition. But, the Americana present in the small, forgotten towns is charming and nostalgic. Tucumcari and Seligman were two
The Arizona map
The route, directions, and recommended stops are included on each map.
of our favorite towns along the way. Unfortunately, a camera malfunction at the start of the trip prevented me from getting photos of Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. We plan to catch that when we do the portion from Chicago to Amarillo. So, buckle your seat belt and come along for the ride.
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