Route 66

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Route 66

Postby autobot_mini » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:59 am

Has anyone taken a trip on the whole route 66?? or know someone that has? like recently. Just wondering because whenever i do get a mini im playing on traveling all of route 66.

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Postby ragtopday Johnna » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:53 am

We've done most of what remains of Route 66 in the MINI, missing the parts West of Kingman, AZ and East of St. Louis.

We found lots of great information at www.historic66.com and bought a series of maps at amazon.com that are fairly accurate. After two short trips on roads that would be better described as cow paths, we took the highway when an alternate "if conditions are bad" route was offered. Some of the roads are in pretty bad shape. A couple of favorite spots along the way were the diner on Route 66/Andy Devine Blvd. in Kingman and the amazing restoration of neon signs along Route 66 in Albuquerque.

I hope you decide to take the leap, buy a MINI and take this trip!!

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Postby autobot_mini » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:17 am

awesome!! My sister, boyfriend and I are planning to take this trip. probly summer of 08 when she gets done with school. Im going to be driving the mini with my boyfriend and my sister has an 06 scion xB. Im so excited and its so cool that you took the trip!! how long did it take??

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Postby ylwjkt » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:09 am

autobot_mini wrote: Im going to be driving the mini with my boyfriend and my sister has an 06 scion xB.



Another MINI / xB family!! :shock: That makes four of us.

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Postby ragtopday Johnna » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:09 am

We've done it in 3 different segments so I don't have an easy start-to-finish timeline. It seems to be the most fun when we don't have a schedule and can stop whenever we feel like it. Surprisingly there are quite a few funky little hotels remaining along the way and it's quite possible to avoid chain hotels and restaurants. We did take most of the AZ to OK route in 24 hours once but that was just scavenger hunt craziness. :lol:
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Postby autobot_mini » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:13 am

awesome. i cant wait.

ylwjkt: do you have an xb too? if so what color??

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Postby Counterfit_Mini » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:51 pm

ylwjkt wrote:
autobot_mini wrote: Im going to be driving the mini with my boyfriend and my sister has an 06 scion xB.



Another MINI / xB family!! :shock: That makes four of us.


Hey we should all take the MINI/xB families and go on the route 66 road trip. That'd be so cool!!
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Postby Counterfit_Mini » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:51 pm

ylwjkt wrote:
autobot_mini wrote: Im going to be driving the mini with my boyfriend and my sister has an 06 scion xB.



Another MINI / xB family!! :shock: That makes four of us.


Hey we should all take the MINI/xB families and go on the route 66 road trip. That'd be so cool!!
Hi my name's Stephanie...
Bob: 2017 VW Golf


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