Tagged: route 66

Tulsa to Clinton

Tulsa to Clinton

After a restless night and being awake early we checked out of the Desert Hills and went to find somewhere for breakfast. What we found was Ollie’s Station Restaurant. Set next to a railroad, the restaurant is decked out with hundreds of pieces of train...

Lebanon to Tulsa

Lebanon to Tulsa

A late start this morning. We left Munger Moss shortly before 9am (sent on our way with a big hug from Ramona, the friendliest hotelier I’ve ever met!) and then stopped for breakfast at Elm St Eatery, and so didn’t get on the road until...

St Louis to Lebanon

St Louis to Lebanon

Today started without the car. We took a walk down to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial for a trip up the Gateway Arch. Standing 630 feet tall it’s the largest monument in the US and to get to the top you have to cram into...

Destination St Louis

Destination St Louis

We picked the car up first thing this morning, a Jeep Patriot, and after a quick refresher lesson on how to drive an automatic and a trip to go and pick up our bags that we’d left at the hotel, it was time to hit...

Landed in Chicago

Landed in Chicago

After more than 16 hours of travelling we finally made it to our first hotel in Chicago, the Essex Inn on Sth Michigan Ave. An uneventful journey of relative ease was only spoilt by the 1hr 20mins it took us to get through customs. We...

Hitting the Road

Route 66 – One Week To Go

It’s nearly time to head over to the US to begin our cross-country Route 66 tour and we’ve spent the last couple of days sorting out money and putting the finishing touches to our itinerary, making notes of what to stop and see along the...

Hitting The Road

One thing I’ve wanted to do for many years is to drive along the Historic Route 66 from Chicago to LA. Unfortunatley, with a wife who doesn’t really enjoy driving and who would rather sit on a beach, I’ve never been able to do this...