Posted by: Gary Roberts on
1 - Jan 21, 2022 at 12:22:46 am
Hi Jerry, We drove Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. We started in Chicago Nov 26 and arrived in Santa Monica on Dec 12. We had a few diversions in between (Sedona and Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and others). It was a fun trip. We found it best to use the EZ 66 Guide, along with Google maps. A few notes to pass on along the way. We did find the Singing Highway to still be functional. We missed it the first time but on the 2nd time found we had to stay about a foot off the white line on the side of the road and it worked as advertised. We found it started, at the point where a guard rail started on the right side of the road, and between mile markers 4 and 5. We stayed at the Blue Swallow motel in Tucumcari, NM. What a great motel and is in excellent condition, We had a great time talking to the new owners. They have been there about a year and a half or so. We did stay at the Route 66 Motel in Barstow, CA but I understand there are new owners there In the past year or two. We stayed two nights as we were seeing a couple of things in the area but I have to believe this motel has not been kept in good shape. It still has the old cars on the property but based on the room conditions and fact that there was no one at the counter the following morning I would be hard pressed to rate it a 2 out of 5. The owners do not live on the property. Overall it was a fun trip. A lot of decisions to be made along the way, as to what version of the Route to take. There are many choices along the way, and we made choices based on what there was to see along the various routes and the time frame we had to complete the drive. There are so many things to see along the way. Great book. Thanks for all the research contained.
Posted by: Gary Graffeo on
1 - Dec 21, 2021 at 9:27:06 pm
I road 66 back in 2010. What a great old road of history. I plan on going again in the future.
Posted by: April M. Williams on
1 - Dec 14, 2021 at 6:48:51 pm
Just got a copy from a friend to preview. Great book! The link to buy a copy needs updating. I found the right link by searching.
Posted by: Mike and Christina Max on
1 - Nov 15, 2021 at 1:17:08 am
Just want to say it would have been great to meet you, passed through yesterday, staying tonight at the beautiful Skirvin Hilton in OKC. We live a recently retired life in Holland, Michigan, but born and raised in Chicago and most recently DuPage county. Frequented Del Rheas chicken joint many times and traveled Ogden Avenue more times that I can count. Your EZ66 book is the best!! We are heading to Lake Arrowhead in CA, spending Thanksgiving with Chris’s sister, would appreciate any advice on the “fastest” route home. Thank you
Michael Max and Christina Jamieson
Posted by: Graeme Walker on
1 - Oct 27, 2021 at 4:58:53 pm
Great book btw. We are on holiday in Albuquerque and thought we go up the Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe. The plan was to drive on the 'singing hwy' but there was nothing we could find. Not sure if they have paved over or not, it didn't look that old, but nothing EB from exit 170 to 175. Page NM-11. Google shows it as closed.
Posted by: Elaine Lasnik-Broida on
1 - Oct 26, 2021 at 7:32:45 pm
My friend Joan and I just completed about 11 days on Route 66 - from Chicago to LA. We used your EZ66 Guide for Travelers (4th Edition) and it was fantastic. I hope you won't mind that we began referring to it as "The Bible". Joan dispatched a daily travelogue via email to family and friends, including amazing pictures. We would like to share a few of those with you, if you are interested. Sorry we missed your gallery but we saw some incredible and crazy things. Honestly, it was an adventure that far exceeded our expectations and we were the envy of many! Thanks for your excellent directions, narrative, history and keeping us on track. Please let me know if you would like us to share some of our travelogues with you. We truly got our kicks on Route 66 - thanks to you. All the best, Elaine
Posted by: Mel Thomason on
1 - Oct 24, 2021 at 10:51:22 am
Met you at the Route 66 Corvette show at POPS. We have the Arctic White '96 Convertible. Enjoyed our visit. Be safe.
Posted by: Clarissa R Delgadillo on
1 - Oct 07, 2021 at 5:54:59 pm
Hi Jerry, please advise all your readers and travelers that Seligman businesses are open and are ready to welcome them to historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona. Thank you and happy travels, Clarissa
Posted by: Fred Wald on
1 - Oct 05, 2021 at 7:13:13 am
Thank you for your lettering job on the Painted Desert Trading Post restoration.
It looks great on pictures!
Fred from The Netherlands
Posted by: Rick Westlake on
1 - Sep 21, 2021 at 11:14:04 pm
NM page 13 - I'm sorry to say that the El Don Motel sign was dark this evening. (And I'm sorrier to admit that I'm staying tonight at the EconoLodge across from the Monterey Motel.)