Follow our journey

family pic

Ever since the boys were little and watched the movie Cars, they talked of experiencing Rt 66. Well after much planning we are about to embark on a journey that we hope is filled with forever lasting memories. Our trip won’t be animated by Pixar but I am sure we will have our own animated moments. This blog is a way to share our stories with friends and family. We start with our itinerary which is planned almost to the minute thanks to Debbie. Keep in mind this trip would not have happened without her. Nonetheless here is the plan:

General Itinerary

Tuesday June 25th:

–        3:40pm: leave Penn Station

Wednesday June 26th:

–        9:45am: Arrive in Chicago

–        Willis Tower/Skydeck and other attractions

–        Wrigley Field Tour

–        Navy Pier

–        9:30: Fireworks- view from pier or the John Hancock Observatory

Thursday June 27th:

–        Explore other attractions in Chicago

–        Meet family for dinner

Friday June 28th:

–        8am: transport to RV rental Facility

–        NRHA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL

–        Cover towns between Joliet and Springfield, IL (164 miles/ 2hrs 45 min)

Saturday June 29th:

–        See Lincoln Attractions

–        Cover towns between Springfield, IL and St. Louis (98 miles/1hr 45 min)

–        Reach St.   Louis by dark

Sunday June 30th:

–        Explore St.   Louis

–        Travel to Springfield, MO

Monday July 1st:

–        Travel from Springfield, MO to Oklahoma City (OKC) (486 mi/4.5 hrs)

–        See Minor League Baseball Game

Tuesday July 2nd:

–        Travel from OKC to PaloDuroCanyonState Park (280 mi/ 4.5 hrs)

–        Jeep Tour of Canyon

–        Musical Drama in the Canyon

Wednesday July 3rd:

–        Travel from Palo Duro to Albuquerque, NM (310 mi/ 4 hrs)

–        Take Sandia Peak Tramway to the top of the mountain for dinner at High Finance

Thursday July 4th:

–        Sunrise hot air balloon ride

–        Other sites in Albuquerque

–        Travel to the Petrified ForestNational   Park (209 mi/ 3 hrs)

–        Stay in HolbrookAZ (26mi/24 min)

Friday July 5th:

–        Travel to The Grand CanyonVillage (178 mi/3 hrs)

–        Stop at Meteor Crater along the way in Winslow, AZ (59 mi/56 min from Holbrook)

–        Explore hotel and Rim

Saturday July 6th:

–        Excursion(s) at the Grand Canyon

–        Fun with Uncle and Surreina!

Sunday July 7th:

–        Happy Birthday Surreina!

–        Travel to Las   Vegas, NV (277 mi/4.5 hrs)

–        Stop at Hoover Dam along the way. (33mi/42 min from Las Vegas)

–        9:30 show of Love in Vegas

Monday July 8th:

–        Explore Las   Vegas

Tuesday July 9th:

–        Travel to Anaheim, CA (264 mi/4 hrs)

–        Explore Downtown Disney

Wednesday July 10th:

–        Disneyland!

Thursday July 11th:

–        California Adventure

Friday July 12th:

–        Pick up the rental car (Anaheim) and drop off the RV (LA)

–        Check in at Hotel in Santa Monica

–        Warner Brothers Studios tour

Saturday and Sunday July 13th and 14th:

–        explore Hollywood, LA, Santa Monica

Monday July 15th:

–        Travel to San   Diego (134 mi/2.5 hrs)

–        Visit La Jolla  on the way

Tuesday July 16th;

–        San   Diego Zoo

–        OldTown

Wednesday July 17th:

–        relax at the hotel

Thursday July 18th:

– Fly Home!

So this is our first official post. I am new to the blog thing so I hope this gets better as we traverse the country.  We look forward to your comments and hope that you get a taste of our experience through this internet journal.


4 thoughts on “Follow our journey

  1. Whew! I’m exhausted just reading the itinerary. Look forward to seeing you guys in Chicago next week! Bon voyage.

  2. Looks like a fantastic trip. Have fun. Scott remember your a family of four, everyone has to come home. Lol

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s