View Full Version : Has anyone "done" route 66?

09-10-2007, 02:57 PM
Just looking for input from people who have done all or parts of route 66 from Illinois to Arizona. I'm (crazily) thinking of driving to Arizona sometime this winter (so I can bring my pups) and thought it might be fun to do at least some of the historic route along the way. Any tips, info, fun places you've been along the way?

09-10-2007, 03:25 PM
wasn't part of Alton Brown's TV show Feasting on Asphalt filmed partly on Rt 66? (the original series). I don't think he did the whole thing, but I bet his trip stopped at a few good places to eat.....

09-10-2007, 03:44 PM
Mary, I was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread .. I wonder if Alton highlighted it? Well I missed show or two in the last series .. but knowing him, I bet he said something about it.

(On a side note, the sound guy is from Wisconsin, and when they did a wine tasting in Illinois - Alton had to make a crack about how we have a higher tolerance.:clink: What a wiseguy - although he is right .. :whistle:)

09-10-2007, 03:58 PM
I love Alton...but I didn't see the first feasting on asphalt. I'll see if I can find some reruns :)

09-10-2007, 04:01 PM

the website for the Food Network does have a link to the original series (Feasting on Asphalt 1) - The interface is a little fussy for me (couldn't effectively link) but he does list the restaurants he visited and shows a map. (Episodes 3 and 4 I think)

(I love FoodTV! AB is one of my all time favorites. he just cracks me up all the time.)

I was on part of Rt66 in Arizona, but it was a loooong time ago- all I remember was a truck stop. maybe its better now!

Jan in CA
09-10-2007, 04:11 PM
I haven't done it, but here's some links that might give you some answers.

09-10-2007, 04:27 PM
Nope, but I'd love to! :inlove: Now I've got the song in my head . :happydance:. . . .

You see Amarillo,
Gallup, New mexico,
Flagstaff, arizona.
Dont forget Winona,
Kingman, Barstow, San bernandino.

Won't you get hip to this timely tip:
When you make that california trip
Get your kicks on route sixty-six.:happydance:

09-10-2007, 05:17 PM
A part of it runs through St. Louis near Washington University where my son goes to school. That little stretch is nice but thats the extent of my knowledge.

09-10-2007, 06:29 PM
Ugh. I just moved from a town that Rt. 66 ran through (Tucumcari, NM). I've traveled back and forth between Amarillo, TX and Cali more times than I can even count and right now, I'm drawing a total blank. But check out this site (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/) for weird, quirky stuff to see.

09-10-2007, 10:56 PM
I Loved the Tv show back in the 60s and woulda hopped in that 'vette with the guys anytime. Especially George Maharis. Mmmmmmmmm.....

Ahem.... yeah, it would be fun to do someday.

09-11-2007, 08:47 AM
Hadn't thought about George Maharis in years. Nice! ;) Now who was the other dude that rode with him? Martin Milner???? Hmmmmm:think:

09-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Yep Marty who went on to do Car 54, I think....

09-11-2007, 03:40 PM
Yep Marty who went on to do Car 54, I think....
Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne. We now return you to your regularly scheduled post.:)

09-11-2007, 03:49 PM
I went through/on a lot of it through New Mexico and Arizona. I couldn't figure out what the big deal was because all I saw was sand and cacti.....

09-11-2007, 03:54 PM
I believe Martin Milner was later in Adam 12--another show with 2 guys in a car!

Aside to Jeremy--Car 54 where aarrrreeee yoooooouuuu???:teehee:

09-11-2007, 11:06 PM
That was it... I didn't really watch either of them, so couldn't remember which one, though I was thinking it wasn't a comedy...