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GUEST,Jack Hickman, Kingston, Ontario 07 Apr 01 - 12:43 PM
catspaw49 07 Apr 01 - 01:06 PM
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GUEST,Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON 08 Apr 01 - 12:53 PM
Gary T 09 Apr 01 - 01:09 AM
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Subject: Route 66
From: GUEST,Jack Hickman, Kingston, Ontario
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 12:43 PM

Greetings:

I have just completed a 2300 mile drive across the southwestern US from Chicago to Southern California. Much of this travel followed the old Route 66. During the trip my brother and I tried without success to recall the lyrics of the old song "You'll get your kicks on Route 66." I've tried a forum search as well as a search of Digital Tradition, but no luck so far.

Can anyone help?

Jack Hickman Kingston, ON


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 01:06 PM

CLICK HERE JACK!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: Sourdough
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 09:46 PM

I was lookig at Rt. 66 on a map last night (I am getting ready for a cross-country drive next month) and it looked to me as though there wasn't much of Rt. 66 that hadn't been buried under newer roads easpeciall in Arizona and New Mexico. Is that right?

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: GUEST,Adi
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 10:09 PM

Jack: Hi, me and my bro are planning to do the old Route 66 early next year. We are gonna fly to New York (from England) and then drive up to Niagara Falls, down through Detroit and on to Chicago, where we will then follow what is left of the old R66 through to Santa Monica. If you have any tips/advice etc. I would most grateful, also how long did it take you? We are planning on a 16 day trip. Would this be enough time to see all the sights? Many thanks ~Adi,UK~


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: Big Tim
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for the lyrics; after all these years I now know what Mick Jagger was saying!


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: GUEST,Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 12:53 PM

What a prompt and satisfying response. I got the lyrics I was looking for.

To share my experience, my brother and I drove from Chicago to San Diego. We followed the Interstates, Rtes 55, 44, and 40 as far as Kingman, AZ, where we diverted, and went to Vegas for a couple of nights. The remains of Rte 66 were evident practically all along the route, some places it was accessible to cars, and along one stretch it had evidently been converted to a bike path. It was well marked, however, with signs all along the route. I don't think one would get very far trying to take the original route.

There were parts of the route which were straight as a die and flat as a pancake. At times it felt we were actually flying the ride was so smooth, especially the way my brother drove. Certainly one would never notice the speed to be 85 mph plus. (except maybe the highway patrol, which thankfully we avoided.)

Our total mileage for the trip was 2,320 miles from Chicago to Rancho Bernardo, CA, just north of San Diego. We took four days, with a two-night stop in Las Vegas, which shouldn't be missed, just for the experience.

For the person asking about whether or not 16 days would be enough to see everything, I would think it would be adequate.

Thanks to all who responded.

Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: Gary T
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 01:09 AM

Soudough and Adi, lots of info on traveling Route 66 can be found on the web, and there are several guidebooks available that list interesting places to visit all along the way. Sorry I don't have any specifics, but a Google search (go to www.google.com) should give you lots to go on.


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: GUEST,Adi
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 02:19 PM

Many thanks to Jack and Gary.


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: GUEST,Sarah2 (at work)
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 12:27 AM

When you get to Amarillo, old 66 runs along Amarillo Boulevard, north of I-40 for a while (this is now the lousiest part of town, where the Junior Jaycee-ettes will wave to welcome you and hotels/motels rent by the hour), then dips down south on Georgia/McMasters to 6th street , Antique Store Alley as it's known. (If you hit town during a weekday, Barnaby's Beanery has good eats, open at lunch.) It runs back into Amarillo Boulevard at Bell, but ends shortly afterwards without much of interest, and it might be better to take Bell back to I-40 at that point. Down the road in Vega, there's still the old Route 66 Motel and Restaurant, visited by Route 66 nostalgia buffs. Most of 66 in the Texas panhandle countryside is actually the access road to I-40, though, so you are or aren't on it if you're using I-40, depending on your attitude.

In New Mexico, I think you can still pick up 66 in Tucumcari and follow it for a bit. I'll have to check...

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: Gary T
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 09:29 AM

And while in Amarillo, be sure to visit the Cadillac Ranch.


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Subject: RE: Route 66
From: Art Thieme
Date: 10 Apr 01 - 09:01 PM

fond memories...

Art


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