any comments on anything we should include/miss/allow more time for welcome. We now have another couple of nights to play with. Any suggestions for where we might add these? Thanks.
Day 1. 21st April, 2012 - Arrive in Chicago.
Day 2. 22nd April, 2012 - Collect rental car. Chicago - St Louis (approx 300 miles).
Must do's: Gemini Giant, Wilmington; Route 66 museum, Pontiac; Springfield, IL - President Lincolns house (Jackson St); Chain of Rocks bridge; Go up the Gateway Arch @St Louis; Ted Drew's Frozen Custard Stand, Crestwood, MO
Hotel - Wayside motel, St Louis
Day 3. 23rd April, 2012 - St Louis - Springfield (approx 210 miles)
Must do's: Sweetie Pies Kitchen (soul food); Meramec Caverns (Jesse James hide out), Stanton; Worlds largest rocking chair, Fanning;
Hotel - Route 66 rail haven motel, Springfield
Day. 4 24th April, 2012 - Springfield - Tulsa - Oklahoma City (approx 310 miles)
Must do's: McDonalds, Vinita; Blue whale, Catoosa; Blue Dome (former gulf oil service station), Tulsa; Gold dome.
Hotel - Skyliner motel, Stroud, OK (near famous Rock Cafe)
Day 5. 25th April, 2012 - Oklahoma City - Amarillo (approx 260 miles)
Must do's: Foss ghost town; National Route 66 museum, Elk City; Devils rope barbed wire museum, McClean; Cadillac ranch (artwork in the desert);
Hotel - Big Texan Motel, Amarillo
Day 6. 26th April, 2012 - Amarillo - Albuquerque (approx 120 miles)
Must do's: Midpoint cafe, Adrian; Glenrio ghost town;
Hotel - El Rancho Motel, Gallup
Day 7. 27th April, 2012 - Free day to relax in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Sania Peak aerial tramway. Turquoise Trail.
Hotel - as above
Day 8. 28th April, 2012 - Albuquerque - Holbrook (approx 260 miles).
Must do's: Owl rock, Mesita; Dead mans curve, Mesita; New Mexico mining museum, Grants; Bandero volcano/Ice caves, Grants; Painted desert, Navajo; Petrified forest, Navajo;
Hotel - Wigwam Motel, Holbrook
Day 09. 29th April, 2012 - Holbrook - Grand Canyon National Park South Rim (approx 180 miles).
Must do's: Apache death caves, two guns; Flagstaff, Arizona
Hotel - The Lodge, Route 66, Williams, Arizona
Day 10. 30th April, 2012 - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas (approx 300 miles) via Hoover Dam
Hotel - Bellagio, 2 nights
Day 11. 1st May, 2012 - Full day in Las Vegas.
Hotel - as above
Day 12. 2nd May, 2012 - Las Vegas - Santa Monica (approx 290 miles) via Mojave desert. Stop at ghost town of Calico, Daggett; McDonald's (first ever), San Bernadino; Pasadena.
Hotel - Ocean View Hotel, Santa Monica (3 nights)
Day 13. 3rd May, 2012 - Full day in California
Day 14. 4th May, 2012 - Full day in California
Day 16. 5th May, 2012 - Leave LA for home......