EZ UPDATES

For readers of the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I have provided free online updates to help keep your Route 66 experience as current as possible. As you might imagine, Route 66 is constantly undergoing changes, some good, others not so. Businesses open and close, roads are re-routed and street names change.

Please check back here just before your trip for the latest info. Entries are dated as to when they were added.

If you wish to purchase your own copy of the EZ Guide, please go here.

EZ 66 readers have been helpful in keeping me keep the guidebook updated in between my own road trips, so if you discover something that needs to be addressed while on your journey, please let me know!

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Ludlow on Apr 23, 2019 at 4:32:32 pm [Print]
Posted by: Laura Harper on 2 - Apr 21, 2019 On CA-8 EB directions reference Crucero Rd. Map on CA-6 and Option on CA-8 have Lucero Rd. Are these meant to be the same?
yep. I goofed!Crucero Rd is correct!

traveling alone? on Apr 23, 2019 at 4:30:35 pm [Print]
Recently there have been posts on facebook where women have asked if it is safe for them to drive Route 66 alone.

On one. the OP was getting stressed after over a hundred comments, some of which over-exaggerated safety concerns. She basically stated she had been excited about the trip but was now having doubts.

Despite uninformed or fearful comments, you do NOT need to carry a gun! You shouldn't worry too much about "dopers" or drunk drivers. Just use common sense, especially in big cities, as you would in ALL cities in ANY country. There is nothing inherently dangerous for women OR men about driving 66 if you practice that aforementioned "common sense". In the EZ Guide I do point out a very few possible troublesome areas, plus tips on desert and mountain driving, etc.

My Japanese wife Mariko had driven 66 by herself many times before we got married, and still does long trips by herself! Recently we had three women visit McJerry's Route 66 Gallery in one day who each were driving alone.

We are fighting to preserve Route 66 and keep it alive. These kind of unrealistic fear-mongering comments do not help.

SPRING! on Apr 06, 2019 at 3:11:29 pm [Print]
Since Spring has sprung, I'll start putting my OPEN sign up more. Sometimes I'll be busy with house remodeling this month...but even if my sign is not out front, please call me to check if I can visit with you!

LEWIS Auto and toy museum on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:45:23 pm [Print]
Sometimes I miss stuff. This attraction in Moriarty looks very cool!

Lewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum
905 Route 66, Moriarty, NM
Admission $4, children under 8 are free.
505-832-6131
daily 10 am -4pm

Facebook on Feb 10, 2019 at 11:01:50 pm [Print]
Be sure to check my EZ 66 Guide facebook page, as I do post temporary road conditions and other things as they arise.

CA DETOUR ONGOING BUMPED BACK UP on Feb 05, 2019 at 9:38:59 pm [Print]
Due to washouts from heavy storms last year, the route between Essex CA and Chambless (Cadiz Jct) CA is currently CLOSED.

See the maps on CA page 2 and 6. This detour route below is indicated.

Westbound, JOIN I-40 west from Goffs Rd/Fenner at Exit 107. Take EXIT 78 Kelbaker Rd SOUTH (across I-40) for 11.5 miles back down to 66 / National Trails Hwy, then turn RIGHT to Amboy.

Eastbound, go thru Amboy, then LEFT on Kelbaker Road for 11.5 miles to I-40. Join I-40 EAST to EXIT 107 Goffs Rd/Fenner and rejoin the tour route.

DO NOT DRIVE PAST THE BARRICADES AND THROUGH THE WASHES TO BYPASS THE CLOSED BRIDGES! Some are posting videos of doing this...but you can be ticketed or damage your car or get stuck!

TYPO REDUX on Feb 05, 2019 at 9:38:14 pm [Print]
JUST BUMPING THIS EMBARRASSING TYPO BACK TO THE TOP!

IL PAGE 3 TYPO on Oct 01, 2017 at 2:41:16 pm [remove] - [edit] [Print] Yikes. I must have had my head on backwards the day I revised Illinois page-3!
The first paragraph of the text should begin with "WB: To reach the EASTERN terminus..."!!!!!

Argh.

I also got my left and tight mixed up in the OPTION (paragraph 3). You turn LEFT on Adams Street! But I already confessed that long ago.

I just can't believe no one else corrected me on these two blunders.

foe NM road clocure info on Dec 28, 2018 at 11:10:38 pm [Print]
https://www.nmroads.com/mapIndex.html?

AFTON STATION AFTON OK on Dec 20, 2018 at 4:33:47 pm [Print]
Sad news about the former Afton Station in Afton, OK. The Packard museum seems to be extinct, as most of the Packards have been sold and removed. The future of the station is unknown. It is closed for the winter, and the family is not sure whether it will reopen (without the Packards) or be sold.

NEW ROUTE 66 COLORING BOOK! on Dec 12, 2018 at 4:11:55 pm [Print]
SEE THE GALLERY PAGE FOR MY NEW ADULT ROUTE 66 COLORING BOOK.