The final plan

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
1 Fri 29-Jun Portland Lathrop I 5 600
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
9 Sat 7-Jul Winslow Moab 371
10 Sun 8-Jul Moab Moab Arches
11 Mon 9-Jul Moab Ogden 270
12 Tue 10-Jul Ogden Boise 311 Friends
13 Wed 11-Jul Boise Boise Alive after 5
14 Thu 12-Jul Boise Portland 400 Home!

2 thoughts on “The final plan

  1. Absolutely fascinating! The suspense was killing me; now I can finally sleep at night!

    BTW, I was only 3 years ahead of you in HS, and my HS reunion is this summer too, so how can you be having a reunion the same year?
    Love, Your sis, L.

  2. It is about time this got posted…. I promise not to call with to many BANNER issue. Be looking forward to the posts along the way…

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