Day 1

The first day is under our belts. Here is a picture of us as we headed out this morning at 7:25 AM: We woke up about 6:15 and took a quick walk before we climbed in the car. We pulled into the Holiday Inn Express in Lathrop, CA at 7:29. Distance: 632 milesDrive time: 10:04Average… Continue reading Day 1


We are getting ready to go. I’ve got all my directions posted and mileage recalculated. Google directions say we’ll travel 2960 miles in total from Home –> Santa Monica –> (Route 66) –> Gallup –> Moab –> Boise –> Home I had the oil changed and the tires rotated. My suitcase is 1/2 packed. I’ve… Continue reading Preparations

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… Continue reading The final plan