2For66

Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

May 25-30, 2015 I’ve been delayed on my posting – but I haven’t forgotten. I’m writing this now that we are home. After spending a couple more days with the kids it was time to turn our heads west and start on the long trek home. We had a journey of 1,426 miles and four …

Continue reading

May 14, 2015 Today marks our 3rd full week on the road; we are getting so close to Chicago but still a couple of days to go. This was a pretty short travel day in comparison with some others but we would go through Atlanta, Illinois – a very small town in size, but large …

Continue reading

May 13, 2015 We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather so far on our trip. There was an enormous storm front across the lower plains – Texas panhandle and Oklahoma – just before we were due to travel through. We didn’t leave Santa Fe, New Mexico until we were sure things were clear ahead. The …

Continue reading

May 12, 2015 We travelled in┬áthree states today; however, there are only about 15 miles of Route 66 in Kansas and we just crossed over into Missouri. We had three places on the schedule and they were early in the day; the first couple of hours. But right out of the gate we hit Pops …

Continue reading

May 10, 2015 We’ve enjoyed the coast, the desert, then mountains, and today we dropped down into the plains. We double checked the weather to make sure we weren’t driving into the path of a tornado – everything looked fine. So we headed south to I40 then east on Route 66 to Texas. I know …

Continue reading

May 7, 2015 Our original goal for the day was Grants, NM; but since we left Holbrook so early we got to Grants around noon. Grants is a very small crossroads so we thought we could get to Albuquerque even with a stop at the Acoma Sky City Pueblo. Before too long we crossed into …

Continue reading

May 6, 2015 This was a very short travel day; Holbrook lies a mere 34 miles east of Winslow. But it was eventful enough to make some slight changes to our overall approach to our trip – but more about that later. A few miles north of Winslow on Arizona highway 87 is the Homolovi …

Continue reading

April 27, 2015 After having a cup of coffee with Carolyn and Glenn they had to go to work (we tried hard not to gloat too much about being retired). We had a leisurely breakfast, liberating them from some of their granola stash. Then we packed up and headed up “The 15” back toward Rancho …

Continue reading