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Cross Country on Route 66 2007

This gallery presents our view of "The Mother Road" from Chicago to Santa Monica. We followed the route described in the famous song "Route 66" and, hopefully, captured the icons, people, and legends of the road during the 19 days of our adventure.

There are more people and things on this route to explore, photograph and discuss than one can imagine. Too much, in fact, to do them justice in 150 or so miles we traveled daily. If you want to do this trek to see and feel the history, plan on 50 to 100 miles each day, pack good senses of humor and curiosity, and stay flexible! Do not be afraid to approach people along the route for help and advice; we met so many wonderful people along the route, both travelers and locals.

There are many good travel guides available and we suggest that you get a couple of the best ones and use them to chart the basis of your journey. Most of all, Have Fun!!! Who knows, you might run into us out there as we're planning to run the route west to east next time.

Enjoy, Carmen & Dave Blake
September 4: Chicago to Pontiac, IL
:: September 4: Chicago to Pontiac, IL ::
September 5: Pontiac to Springfield, IL
:: September 5: Pontiac to Springfield, IL ::
September 6: Springfield  to Mitchell, IL
:: September 6: Springfield to Mitchell, IL ::
September 7: Mitchell, IL to Lebanon, MO
:: September 7: Mitchell, IL to Lebanon, MO ::
September 8: Lebanon to Springfield, MO
:: September 8: Lebanon to Springfield, MO ::
September 9: Springfield, MO to Afton, OK
:: September 9: Springfield, MO to Afton, OK ::
September 10: Afton to El Reno, OK
:: September 10: Afton to El Reno, OK ::
September 11:  El Reno to Erick, OK
:: September 11: El Reno to Erick, OK ::
September 12: Erick, OK to Amarillo, TX
:: September 12: Erick, OK to Amarillo, TX ::
September 13: Amarillo, TX to Tucumcari, NM
:: September 13: Amarillo, TX to Tucumcari, NM ::
September 14: Tucumcari to Romeroville, NM
:: September 14: Tucumcari to Romeroville, NM ::
September 16: Romeroville to Santa Fe, NM
:: September 16: Romeroville to Santa Fe, NM ::
September 18: Santa Fe to Grants, NM
:: September 18: Santa Fe to Grants, NM ::
September 19: Grants, NM to Winslow, AZ
:: September 19: Grants, NM to Winslow, AZ ::
September 20: Winslow to Seligman, AZ
:: September 20: Winslow to Seligman, AZ ::
September 21: Seligman, AZ to Needles, CA
:: September 21: Seligman, AZ to Needles, CA ::
September 22: Needles to Barstow, CA
:: September 22: Needles to Barstow, CA ::
September 23: Barstow to Rialto, CA
:: September 23: Barstow to Rialto, CA ::
September 24: Rialto to Santa Monica, CA
:: September 24: Rialto to Santa Monica, CA ::