Route 66 in An E-Type – The Conclusion

Day 9: Shreveport LA to Jackson MS – 217 miles (2769 miles & 12 states overall) Our 2017 Leap of faith tour has come to an abrupt end.   We were headed to Birmingham, Alabama when we drove into an active tornado cell outside of Jackson, Mississippi.  A large tree...

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Route 66 In an E Type – Day 8

Day 8: Amarillo TX to Shreveport LA– 558 miles Texas weather!  We woke up in Amarillo to freezing rain – and heard on the radio that snow arrived shortly after we got underway.  Having seen enough of I-40, we have decided to take the southern route home via I-20.  The...

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Route 66 in an E Type: Day 7

Day 7: Weatherford OK to Amarillo TX– 232 miles Sad to say, but today will be our last day of actual driving on the “Mother Road”.  We had planned to continue on to Tucumcari NM, but a serious snow storm is now headed that way.       Our first stop is the fabulous...

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Route 66 in an E Type – Day 6

Day 6: Miami OK to Weatherford OK– 245 miles Well the sun is back out and it is a glorious Oklahoma day.   Terrain has changed dramatically and the road surface has become a bit more harsh.  However, the visual sensations are fantastic. No Route 66 trip is complete...

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Route 66 in an E Type – Day 5

Day 5: Cuba MO to Miami OK – 245 miles Hola amigos.  We’ve journeyed from Cuba to Miami today – and we didn’t even use a raft! Continuing to explore the same mysterious theme, we stop to photograph a giant rocking chair – where is Edith Ann? While we started out on...

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Route 66 in an E Type – Day 4

Day 4: Bloomington, IL to Cuba MO– 93 miles Our first photo stop of the day is to visit another Giant – this one holding a hotdog versus a rocket.  There seems to be a theme here, but we are not sure what it is . Now most folks know that Springfield IL is the home and...

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Route 66 In An E-Type Day 3

Day 3: Joliet to Bloomington, IL – 93 miles We begin our day with the ritual playing of Nat King Coles “Get your kicks on Route 66” on the IPOD attached to the Jag’s Retro Sound radio. The IPOD will be providing a 60’s soundtrack throughout the journey.   Today we...

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Route 66 In An E Type – Day 2

Day 2: Indianapolis to Chicago to Joliet – 228 miles The sun has reappeared as we start the final leg to the Mother Road.  Officially, Route 66 begins in downtown Chicago – and mile zero is at Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant.  Route 66 was born in 1926 and the restaurant...

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Route 66 In An E-Type Day 1

Day 1: Huntersville, NC to Indianapolis – 575 miles Today’s objective will be to put as many interstate miles behind us as possible.  We top off the tank with ethanol-free premium and set off under a beautiful Spring sky.   An hour north, the skies open up and we...

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Route 66 in an E-type – Really?

It’s been said that, if you can remember the 60’s, you weren’t really there.  However, most of us who were there, can remember them pretty well.  Of course, it would be hard to forget the almost daily chaos that sent shockwaves throughout the fabric of America.  What...

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