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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phone on Jun 20, 2019 at 8:44:50 pm [Print]
Im waiting on a replacement phone to come in early next week. Until then please call my old backup cell 9oh3 467 6384

please excuse any delays in responding. I can still get text messages at 4oh5 240 7659

OK page 25 on Jun 17, 2019 at 2:03:30 am [Print]
I am informed by tour guide Gary "Bear" that 66 is currently closed between Hydro and east Weatherford for a bridge replacement. You'll need to detour via I-40 between exits 88 and (probably) Exit 84.

ST LOUIS: CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE and arch flooding on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:20:51 pm [Print]
The Illinois approach to the bridge is currently flooded. The MO side is not advised. Hopefully the flood waters will recede. Also the Arch is currently closed.

weather on 66 on May 23, 2019 at 2:59:17 pm [Print]

I suggest checking my FACEBOOK page "EZ 66 Guide" for weather related updates. Its easier for me to post quick, temp issues on there.

GIANT ALERT on May 16, 2019 at 1:15:23 pm [Print]
BUCK atoms Atomic Curios, 11 th Street, Tulsa OK...jusr east of the Meadow Gold sign.

FB on May 03, 2019 at 10:35:58 pm [Print]
Be sure to check my facebook page EZ66 Guide for quick weather related updates, shared links, etc. Its easier for me to post quick, temporary posts on there.

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