Well, it seems this is turning into “our summer vacation” rather than “Route 66”. It is a long way down to LA and then back home from Gallup. We’ve made two significant changes since our last posting. First, Portland to Visalia is just too long for our first day (750+ miles). Since I’ll be seeing my buddy Mike (who lives in Visalia) at a high school reunion later in the summer, we cut Visalia from the plan. Instead we will go down “The 5” as far as Lathrop the first night. It looks like Lathrop is the last real town on I5 before the drive through the middle of the valley.
The second change is that we will split the drive from Moab to Boise into 2 parts. Part 1 will be to Ogden; then from Ogden to Boise. Part of this is because of the distance, but just as important it gets us into Boise for the Wednesday “Alive After 5” bash at the Grove Hotel. That should be a good opportunity to hang with some old friends in the city of trees.
|Day||Wk Day||Date||From||To||Route||App Miles||Attractions||Notes|
|2||Sat||30-Jun||Lathrop||Santa Monica||I 5||330||Dodger Game|
|3||Sun||1-Jul||Santa Monica||Santa Monica||Santa Monica: Pier Pallisades Park: Will Rogers Plaque|
|4||Mon||2-Jul||Santa Monica||Victorville||Pasadena Freeway Colorado Blvd Foothill Blvd||113||Cajon Summit Victorville: Route 66 Museum||Eat at Johnny Reb’s in Victorville?|
|5||Tue||3-Jul||Victorville||Kingman||National Old Trails Highway National Trails Highway Goffs Road||240||Barstow: Santa Fe Depot Daggett Amboy Needles Kingman: Route 66 Museum Kingman: Sno Cap||May take I-40 from Topock to Kingman – closer to trains. 66 looks windy|
|6||Wed||4-Jul||Kingman||Winslow||Hackberry -> Grand Canyon Caverns -> Seligman -> Williams -> Flagstaff||204||Stop by Sedona|
|7||Thu||5-Jul||Winslow||Winslow||Hopi Mesa, Wigwam Hotel Painted Desert, Petrified Forest|
|8||Fri||6-Jul||Winslow||Winslow||Walnut Creek Canyon to Sedona||Birthday party for Jake/Lucinda|
|13||Wed||11-Jul||Boise||Boise||Alive after 5|