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!

[Print All]

    Next page

McJerry's Route 66 GALLERY VISITS on Mar 07, 2023 at 10:13:14 am [Print]
Still a bit early but I am starting to get some visitors to the gallery, and this is Spring Break season.

I will be happy to open (if I am nearby or not eating lunch) when you call or text. If you are at the gallery it might take me a couple minutes.

If i don't pick up the phone (after you let it ring a while) it is BEST to send me a TEXT instead of a voicemail.

I usually get immediate notices of texts (and have your phone number then too). Voice mails often do not give me a timely notification...and often callers don't give me their number or say it too fast!

I'd like to meet you, so please don't give up (even if the OPEN sign is not up).

weather on Feb 25, 2023 at 9:31:39 am [Print]
Check the weather during the current storms.

ARIZONA ROAD CONDITIONS on Feb 22, 2023 at 7:34:57 pm [Print]
In this winter season, Check AZ511.com for road conditions before trying to drive thru AZ (Or call 511)

I have shared official notices and others at my FB page....EZ 66 Guide

MUNGER MOSS MOTEL LEBANON MO on Feb 15, 2023 at 10:37:19 am [Print]
UPDATE 2-16:


Not sure whats going on. The report (from her family) said "any reservations cancelled can reschedlule if you want"

I will post any further updates.

Sadly, Ramona's health has caused her to sell her beloved motel and retire. If you have reservations for this year they are cancelled. We await word from the new owners about future operations.

New owners promise to keep the iconic sign, and to continue to have rooms for travelers while they expand the number of long-term residents.

Ramona has had long-term rooms for years...they kept the motel going in lean times. She was very careful about who she rented to, so it caused us tourists no issues.. I hope the new owners are equally as concerned for the tourist trade.

ok page-19 (ok page-18 in 4th edition and earlier) on Feb 01, 2023 at 11:29:59 am [Print]
There is new construction beginning east of Arcadia to widen OK 66. Similar work is ongoing west of Wellston, OK and has been completed for a few years east of Luther.

BROKEN LINK on Jan 31, 2023 at 3:43:59 pm [Print]
Yes, the link to buy the EZ from my publisher IS BROKE. I can't easily get it fixed).

BUT...even though you get an error, behind that error message my publishers page is visible...just click on his "STORE" and you will get there.

TOO COLD! on Jan 31, 2023 at 3:39:10 pm [Print]
FYI...on days when the forecast high temp is below freezing (and especially if there is ice or snow on the steps or driveway/street) I will not be able to open McJerry's Route 66 Gallery.

It costs too much to keep the gallery above 45 degrees in such cold weather, and, as I am closed during these cold icy conditions, I will not be clearing the slippery stuff from the steps or porch. Its better for my health not to!

I apologize to the would-be visitors who called today!

If its a nice winter afternoon in the 50s, sure...give me a call!

TYPO ALERT!!! on Jan 27, 2023 at 9:32:40 am [Print]
On NM page-8, I wrongly gave a distance of 150 miles that was cut off by the bypassing of Santa Fe in 1937.

The new mileage POST 1937 from Santa Rosa NM thru Albuqueque to Correo, NM (where both versions meet) is about 150 miles. I must have entered THIS mileage when i did the text!!!

The PRE 1937 mileage from Santa Rosa thru Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Lunas to Correo is about 235 miles.

Thus, the POST 1937 direct route from Santa Rosa to Correo saved about 85 miles. Give or take.

Only looking at the Santa Rosa to Albuquerque section, the savings was 62 miles.

Take these mileages with a grain of salt. They are a modern approximation. I need to dig back thru some old road maps to sample the actual pre-interstate era miles. And there were some route changes between 1926 and 1937 that would cause a few miles difference.

iNTERACTIVE on Jan 19, 2023 at 9:47:34 am [Print]
The beauty of the EZ 66 Guide is that you can choose to take an easy, simpler trip by merely following the "boxed" westbound or eastbound directions.

OR, you can add to your adventure by choosing any or all of the OPTIONS and SIDE TRIPS!

The EZ 66 is your interactive guide to developing and enjoying the best Route 66 trip for your time and tastes! Pick what you want. Hop on and off. Do part or all, east or west, drive the dirt or stick to pavement...it is all up to you! The 5th Edition of the EZ 66 Guide will help you experience the REAL, AUTHENTIC ROUTE 66!

Updates TO THE NEW EZ 66 5TH EDITION! on Jan 17, 2023 at 9:57:31 am [Print]
These came to my attention AFTER we went to press (plus one goof).

IL page-17: JOLIET:
Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66
W Cass St, Joliet, IL 60432
(being renovated prior to future opening at this writing)
Future GIANT ALERT (they are currently installing a giant guitar)

Neon Museum of St. Louis
3537 Chouteau Ave, St Louis

delete the repetition of “5.5mi.” in the second sentence.

OK page-32: TEXOLA
Last week a local OKC station aired an interview with Maisel at Tumbleweeds Grill, so hopefully she is back open!

NM page-17: EB directions: To the bottom right, add “Go to NM page-8 and 9 to continue EB” just to make the transition a bit easier.

TX page-15: the reopening of the old gas station next door to the Midpoint Cafe has been delayed due to family circumstances.

OK page-32: The owner of Tumbleweeds Grill in Texola was recently featured in an interview on an OKC TV station, so hopefully all is well. Please DO check her place out.

There's a new GIANT ALERT in Berwyn also. More later.