Historic Route 66 has been beckoning this old intrepid for years. I remember traveling it back in my youth in my ‘53 Ford. It was THE highway back then. That was during the mid to late 50s.
And so, for Odyssey 2017, decision is to give Route 66 a go once more, by shouldering my pack, then to trek this old highway down–from Chicago to Santa Monica.
When to begin? Well, there’s really no good time. Hopefully, with a bit of luck, the heat and humidity won’t be too bad this summer. By starting the end of July, by dealing with the summer heat (taking my licks on Route 66) through Illinois, Missouri, then into Kansas and Oklahoma, I’ll end up crossing the southwest high plains desert (New Mexico, Arizona and the California Mojave) this fall. Conditions should be more favorable then.
A new page for Odyssey 2017, Historic Route 66, will be up soon. So, check back–then plan on coming along. We’ll share another grand time together, as we trek what’s left of this magic old road!