Route 66: Barstow, CA, to Santa Monica, CA!!!! (10-of-20)

Santa Monica is the official end/beginning of Route 66. It should have taken about four hours to get to Santa Monica. . . . Unfortunately, I took a route that went northwest instead of southwest!

Then, because I wanted to enter Santa Monica legitimately from Route 66, I drove east to Glendora to pick up Foothill Blvd. and take Route 2 (66) all the way to the coast. If I hadn’t gotten lost, I would have arrived in Santa Monica at around 4:00 p.m., but instead arrived at 7:30! That’s okay. I got to drive by our old house in Tujunga, which if I had gone the right way, I wouldn’t have seen it. I plan to bum around Tujunga (where the house filmed in E.T. resides) a bit.

I have tickets to the Chelsea Handler show this week. I’ll also do some other site-seeing while I’m here. I should be back to Erie by the end of September! No new pictures today. I was too busy getting lost!

My Reboot: Solo Route 66 Trip Introduction 

1. Route 66: Day One

2. Route 66: Erie, PA, to Elkhart, IN

3. Route 66: Elkhart, IN, to Normal, IL

4. Route 66: Lebanon, MO, to Chandler, OK

5. Route 66: Chandler, OK, to Amarillo, TX

6. Route 66: Amarillo, TX, to Santa Rosa, NM

7. Route 66: Santa Rosa, NM, to Gallup, NM

8. Route 66: Gallup, NM, to Williams, AZ

9. Route 66: Williams, AZ, to Barstow, CA

10. Route 66: Barstow, CA, to Santa Monica, CA!!!!

11. Route 66: Santa Monica Pier

12. Route 66: Stars’ Homes Tour

13. Route 66: Live taping of Jeopardy!

14. Route 66: Taping of Chelsea Lately Show and a Taste of Traffic

15. Route 66: Arcadia, CA, to Flagstaff, AZ

16. Route 66: Meteor Crater!

17. Route 66: Amarillo, TX, to Tulsa, OK

18. Route 66: Tulsa, OK, to Terre Haute, IN

19. Route 66: Terre Haute, IN, to HOME!

20. Route 66: Twitter Updates

Here’s a gallery of photos from the trip.

A Couple of Articles Written for Suite 101:

Traveling Route 66 Solo By Car

A Nine-Day Guide to Driving Route 66


Ann Silverthorn (Twitter: @annsilverthorn) is a versatile blogger who also writes about a wide variety of topics in numerous genres, including technology, travel, creative, and grant writing.

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