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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tucumcari nm on May 30, 2023 at 9:35:53 am [Print]
Pow Wow restaurant is reportedly closed. Kix on 66 is open again.

NEEDLES on May 30, 2023 at 9:34:07 am [Print]
You might want to check the room first at Fenders River Road resort. I got a complaint about it being dirty (with photos). This has always been a great little place...and I am sure that being right on the river that a lot of sand gets tracked in. Hopefully this was an isolated event. i will keep my ears open for good or bad.

DIRT 66 OPTION CLOSED NM PAGE3 on May 30, 2023 at 9:31:02 am [Print]
recent flooding rains have washed out the almost completed new bridge built to bypass a timber 1931 bridge west of Endee. The 1931 Bridge has been closed out of caution. You will not be able to drive from Glenrio to San Jon on the Dirt 66 Option until this is resolved.

TUCUMCARI DAMAGE on May 27, 2023 at 2:41:56 pm [Print]
Tucumcari got a lot of storm damage last night (5-26-23). Much neon is broken at Blue Swallow, Tee Pee Curios, etc and the Route 66 Museum is curretnly closed due to roof damage.

OK UPDATES on May 27, 2023 at 2:40:43 pm [Print]
ERIC WALL reports that Kelley Drive south of Britton Road in Oklahoma City is closed due to construction. You can take the BELTLINE OPTION on OK page-21 instead.

Also he says"a small stretch entering Weatherford from the east by the car dealership is completely torn up and closed:. I THINK this would be at EXIT 84 (N Airport Rd). You may have to join I-40 between EXIT 88 and 84.

Don't try to drive the DIRT OPTION from Glenrio to San Jon (NM page-3) for nnow. The road is reportedly impassable due to damage from heavy rain. I would also avoid the Palomas to Montoya OPTION on NM page-5...I bet it is full of water and mud at the "tunnel" under I-40. Other sections of 66 to the west may have standing water/mud in DIPS.

ADVISORY CA PAGE 27 on May 22, 2023 at 8:22:38 am [Print]
On the advice of local tourism folks, I am going to recommend you use CAUTION if you choose to use the Metro Line trains mentioned on this page. This was a good option, and locals still use them...but perhaps not advisable for the average tourist now. Do some homework first and exercise some street smarts.

TO CALL MCJERRYS 66 GALLERY on May 08, 2023 at 4:18:31 pm [Print]
If you wish to call me, PLEASE let it ring a while! Often I get to the phone too late!

IF you leave a voicemail, PLEASE give the time/date and your number (I don't always get a timely notification of a message so I can't tell how long ago it was left).


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SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS on May 08, 2023 at 8:12:35 am [Print]
The EZ 66 Guide has supported small businesses on the route since 2005! We (my publisher and I) have never charged any business for inclusion, and will continue to give them our support at no charge.

Please continue to patronize the shops and diners and motels listed in the EZ 66 Guide. We are grateful to those shops that sell the EZ 66 on the Route. If you buy your copy at a Route 66 shop, please let me know!

CHICAGO IL-page-1 on May 08, 2023 at 8:05:09 am [Print]
Just to clarify, the Santa Fe sign on the former Railway Exchange Bldg is gone.

The Architecture Foundation formerly in that bldg is NOW the Chicago Architecure Center and moved to 111 W Wacker Dr (same website and phone).