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Old March 29th, 2019, 07:23   #1
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Hey gang, I'm heading out on the road for 2 weeks in May/June in my 13 Jetta DSG TDI.

I'm going to do the STL-LA part of Route 66 with stops in Chaco Canyon and Joshua Tree along the way. From the I'm going up the PCH through the Redwoods to Oregon and turning east to head back to Ohio. The Eastern route is largely unplanned. I have seven days to get back to Columbus. What should I see?
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Old March 30th, 2019, 04:33   #2
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Sounds like a great trip. Have a blast.
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Old March 30th, 2019, 10:08   #3
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Joshua Tree? Take your climbing gear and spend the whole week there.
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Old April 9th, 2019, 03:39   #4
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Thanks Jarhead. I'm an old Marine myself. I have two days to spend in Joshua Tree. A little hiking sounds good. Semper Fi!
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Old April 9th, 2019, 08:24   #5
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T3rrbowman, I assume that you know that Route 66 is not what it once was. It's broken up in sections making it impossible to do in one go.

Google for Route 66, there is lots of information out there including some books or booklets you can buy.

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Old April 10th, 2019, 22:27   #6
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Route 66 will take you through Northern Arizona (Flagstaff being the relatively major city along the route in N. AZ). There are a lot of neat things to see there. My family just spent Spring Break in Northern Arizona. We had an Airbnb in Flagstaff but went to the Grand Canyon (about 1.5 hours north), checked out Meteor Crater (about 30 minutes east and like 10 minutes off I-40), checked out Walnut Canyon (about 20 minutes east), and spent a couple days in Sedona. If you have never been to Sedona, you really need to check it out. I love it there. It takes about 40 minutes to get from I-40/Route 66 to Sedona and it's totally worth it. The old downtown in Flagstaff is pretty cool too.


Here are a couple pictures from Sedona (I have lots more from that trip if you want):




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Old April 10th, 2019, 23:58   #7
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X2 on CrazyMonkey's post. Walnut Canyon is a jewel. Stop at Williams, AZ (last town bypassed on Route 66).


Here is a link: https://www.historic66.com/photo/state/?AZ
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Old April 11th, 2019, 12:50   #8
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[QUOTE=john.jackson9213;5498950]X2 on CrazyMonkey's post. Walnut Canyon is a jewel. Stop at Williams, AZ (last town bypassed on Route 66).


Also stop at Seligman, the town that started the Route 66 revival. Stop and eat at the Road Kill Cafe.
This is also the start of a good long stretch of old 66.
Also follow the old route out of Kingman to see the wild burros in Oatman.
An interesting mountain pass on the way.


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Old April 11th, 2019, 15:35   #9
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For the return trip from OR, there's Yellowstone, Devil's Tower, Jewel Cave, Mount Rushmore, Badlands.

If you want to see some fine hand carved wooden clocks, stop in at the Bily Brothers clock museum in Spillville, IA.

After that, there's not much of interest on the final part to Columbus.

Then perhaps you can post in the Midwest section and the Columbus area folks (what few of us there are) can meet up like we used to do and hear all about the journey.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 15:47   #10
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This should be an exciting trip! @MoGolf those sidetrips will make it more exciting.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 10:56   #11
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Wall Drug, maybe Crazyhorse, but definitely Wall Drug.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 11:34   #12
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You'll drive right near me. I live about 2.5 miles from old 66, the MO State Hwy AH. There are still old motels along there in places.
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