February-March 2018 - Road Trip

Part 1 - Route 66 - February 13 thru 25

West End of Route 66 in Santa Monica, CA



  Our Rental Nissan Rogue

Route 66 thru California to Needles



Arizona


Grand Canyon, AZ





Painted Desert and Petrified Forest, AZ



New Mexico - Gallup to Albequeque to Santa Fe

Santa Fe to Taos via Rio Grande and on to Amarillo, TX

  Northern Rio Grande, NM

  Rio Grande Gorge

  Community of Earthship (see wikipedia)

  Bridge of Rio Grande Gorge

Amarillo, TX to Oklahoma City, OK - rain, snow, ice, 20 degrees - no photos

Oklahoma City to Springfield, MO

  Yes, that's frost on the trees!!

  Route 66 bridge, no longer used

  Stamped on the bridge roadway

  Operational drive-in theater, closed for the winter

  Boots court Motel, Carthage, MO

Springfield to St. Louis, MO - Meramec Caverns

  Munger Moss Motel, Lebanon, MO

  A few of the dozens of murals in Cuba, MO

       

Meramec Caverns (see wikipedia)

           

St. Louis to Joliet, IL to South Elgin, IL

      Dwight, IL

  An old section of brick paved roadway

  Original roadway, current road is to the left (we're facing South)

  Restored Texaco station, Dwight's Welcome Center

  Gemini Giant, Launching Pad Restaurant, Wilmington, IL

We paused our Route 66 Trip at Route 30 in Joliet.  From there we followed Lincoln Highway (30 and 31) to South Elgin for a break.

East End of Route 66
Adams St, Chicago to Joliet

We drove to downtown Chicago on the tollway and found the East end of Route 66. We followed it back to where we left it in Joliet.

     Route 66 West thru Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn to Joliet