This page will hold links and other references for materials I’ve found useful.
The toughest thing I’ve found so far is that most of the resources assume you’ll be driving from east to west. This is natural, I guess, since it is the path most people travelled in the early days of the Mother Road. Nevertheless, it takes a little work to work out the directions in reverse!
But, I’m not altruistic; I’m hoping y’all will send me comments with other sites and resources. I’ll try to post the best here.
When I first started planning this trip down Route 66 from Santa Monica to Gallup, New Mexico I searched the web.
- More than likely, if you’ve found this blog via a search for information on the Mother Road, you’ve already found The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 I find it to be the best site out there. In addition to the turn-by-turn instructions, I like the forums where people share ideas, plans, and experiences.
Maps and Books
The first three links are books and maps that I’ve purchased.
- I’ve just started looking through a couple of the maps in Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series by Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan. It is a series of 8 maps – 1 for each state. I found the link of the Historic Route 66 web site and purchased it from Amazon.
- At the same time, I purchased Route 66: EZ66 Guide for Travelers by Jerry McClanahan. A bonus for backward travellers (driving west-to-east), it has directions for travelling east-to-west or west-to-east.
- Carla bought me the Route 66 Traveler’s Guide and Roadside Companion – 2nd edition. She picked this up at the Flagstaff train station during our sojurn to Arizona for a family reunion at Thanksgiving.