knightfan26917

Road trip 2009, Illinois to California...+...places yet to go

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Since 2003, I've done at least one "major" road trip each year to various areas of the United States to meet people and see family/friends....

October 2004, west:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0410/0410.html

August 2005, east:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/0508/0508.html

October 2006, west:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/1106/1106.html

November 2007, southeast:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/200711/200711.html

August 2008, east:

http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/200808/2008rt.html

My 2009 ROAD TRIP will be to the southwest United States, along Route 66, from Illinois to California, September 5-16:

http://www.cheersandgears.com/index.php?sh...c=26482&hl=

The current itinerary is the one I posted July 15.... I have to finalize a few more details; I'll post the "final" itinerary soon. If you want to join me or plan to meet up along the way, please advise me ... it'd be great to meet more people along the way...!

My basic plans:

Saturday, 09/05/09

...Elgin IL

...to Franklin Grove IL (along the LINCOLN HIGHWAY)

...to Springfield IL

Sunday, 09/06/09

...Springfield IL

...to Litchfield IL

...to St Louis MO

Monday, 09/07/09

...Stanton MO

...to Springfield MO

...to Joplin MO

Tuesday, 09/08/09

...Joplin MO

...to Galena KS

...to Tulsa OK

Wednesday, 09/09/09

...Tulsa OK

...to Arcadia OK

...to Oklahoma City OK

...to Clinton OK

Thursday, 09/10/09

...Clinton OK

...to Elk City OK

...to Amarillo TX

Friday, 09/11/09

...Amarillo TX

...to Tucumcari NM

...to Santa Rosa NM

...to Moriarty NM

Saturday, 09/12/09

...Moriarty NM

...to Albuquerque NM

...to Holbrook AZ

Sunday, 09/13/09

...Holbrook AZ

...to Winslow AZ

...to Flagstaff AZ

Monday, 09/14/09

...Flagstaff AZ

...to Williams AZ

...to Monte Carlo/Ash Fork AZ

...to Kingman AZ

Tuesday, 09/15/09

...Kingman AZ

...to Topock AZ

...to Barstow CA

Wednesday, 09/16/09

...Barstow CA

...to Victorville CA

As I've been planning this year's "major" trip, I've looked at SEVERAL (among other) places to which I have yet to "road trip". SOMEDAY, I will get to all of these, but unfortunately, it will take a few years....

US northeast ... Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, etc.

US northwest ... Montana, the Dakotas, Oregon, Washington, etc.

US Route 2

US Route 20

US Route 50

The Lincoln Highway

The Dixie Highway

Where all do YOU want to travel yet?

Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...RT 66 = Sept 5-16, '09

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"All the places I have yet to go" ... Luce ... 'Good Day'

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*** SHORT ROAD TRIP, OCT or NOV 2009 ***

Neglected to mention earlier that I plan to travel to Jackson/Big Sandy/Nashville TN and Birmingham AL in October or November. Would be cool to meet people during that trip!

*** 2010 ROAD TRIP ***

Most-likely, this will be to the NE, including NY and Massachusetts, etc. More details later....

*** SEP 2009 road trip UPDATE ***

See this thread for more notes/info, particularly my post of just a bit ago:

http://www.cheersandgears.com/index.php?sh...mp;#entry533683

My basic return trip...

Thursday, 09/17/09

...Victorville CA

...to Albuquerque NM

(via I-40 E)

Friday, 09/18/09

...Albuquerque NM

...to Denver CO

...to ~Kearney NE

(via I-25 N ...to... I-76 E ...to... I-80 E)

Saturday, 09/19/09 (my birthday)

...~Kearney NE

...to Elgin IL

(via I-80 E ...to... I-39 N ...to... IL RT 64 E)

Cort | 35swm | "Mr Monte Carlo"."Mr Road Trip" | pig valve.pacemaker ...RT 66 = Sept 5-16, '09

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"An open road and a road that's hidden" ... Steve Wariner ... 'Brand New Life (Who's The Boss?)'

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Today's the 14th and if your schedule holds true, you are on the only section of Route 66 that I have ever driven (heading into Kingman). I got a real kick out of this part. There's a big giant green head thing at one part. It reminded me of the Easter Island heads. No idea what it's for. The land changes from red rock, to high pasture, to true desert on this leg. Peaceful and quiet.

Enjoy the ride!

angela

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Sounds like a great trip, wrapping up in CA...you're ending in the southern part of the state, quite far from where I live.

Like they say "Get your kicks...on Route 66" - love that stupid old song, as they call out all the cities, and I especially like the documentaries about Route 66.

For me, there is nothing I like more than a road trip in New England/Quebec when the fall colors are peaking (generally maples) or in the mountains of BC or Alberta (when the stands of aspen turn yellow). Beautiful beyond description.

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For me, there is nothing I like more than a road trip in New England/Quebec when the fall colors are peaking (generally maples) or in the mountains of BC or Alberta (when the stands of aspen turn yellow). Beautiful beyond description.

I miss my fall foliage drives in the Colorado high country...I'd go out to Aspen, Telluride, or elsewhere for a weekend jaunt at least 1-2 weekends every year to see the strands of golden aspens quaking in the breeze. Going to go up to N. Az later this month to see how the aspens look here..

Rob

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Today is the 18th, Cort - so I guess you're making the run between Albequerque an Denver, followed by a hard turn to the right (I-80).

You're adventure is starting to wind down... I hope you had an amazing time, took a ton of pictures, and enjoyed the peace of the non-interstates!

angela

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