Route 66 Twitter Updates (20-of-20)

Presque Isle to the Pacific
Route 66 cross-country 6,000-mile journey~~~September 10 through September 29, 2008.

Wed, Sep 10, 2008 4:58pm

I woke up this morning at 4:15 a.m. and was ready to start the day. I knew I’d need my rest, though, and tried to get back to sleep.

Wed, Sep 10, 2008 5:10pm
Check out the Trip Log (above) for more from today!

Thu, Sep 11, 2008 6:48pm
9/11/08—I stayed in Elkhart, IN, last night. Elkhart is only about 30 minutes from the University of Notre Dame (see Trip Log for more).

Sat, Sep 13, 2008 10:39pm
Yesterday was my first day on Route 66! I drove through downtown Chicago and didn’t get lost. Check out the Trip Log (above) for more!

Sun, Sep 14, 2008 11:40pm
Normal, IL, to Lebanon, MO. A few wrong turns put me behind schedule, so I eventually gave up on Route 66 and used GPS! See Trip Log!

Mon, Sep 15, 2008 11:11am
Lebanon, MO, to Chandler, OK. Along Route 66 sit countless abandoned gas stations, diners, homes, and produce stands (See Trip Log).

Tue, Sep 16, 2008 2:11am
Chandler, OK, to Amarillo, TX. Amarillo reminds me a lot of Erie. The population of both towns is about the same. Check out the Trip Log!

Thu, Sep 18, 2008 11:37pm
Amarillo, TX, to Santa Rosa, NM. The landscapes are breathtaking. I added Trip Pics today! Check out the Trip Log, too!

Thu, Sep 18, 2008 11:41pm
Santa Rosa, NM, to Gallup, NM. A potpourri of observations of scenes and people across New Mexico. See the Trip log and Trip Pics.

Fri, Sep 19, 2008 1:46am
Gallup, NM, to Williams, AZ. I took a train ride to the Grand Canyon, a place I’ve never been. Such a site! More in Trip Log and Trip Pics!

Sat, Sep 20, 2008 2:06pm
Williams, AZ, to Barstow, CA. A scarier place than the Grand Canyon? Try AZ Black Mountains on Historic Route 66 (see Trip Log & Pics).

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 2:39am
Barstow, CA, to Santa Monica, CA!!!! Mission accomplished. Santa Monica is the official end/beginning of Route 66. See Trip Log!

Mon, Sep 22, 2008 11:57pm
Santa Monica, CA– A contrast of opulance and poverty. See Trip Log and Trip Pics.

Tue, Sep 23, 2008 1:22am
Hollywood, CA–Took a stars’ homes tour on Monday. Check the Trip Log for trivia. Also check Trip Pics for new pictures of Santa Monica.

Wed, Sep 24, 2008 0:28am
Culver City, CA–Attended a live taping of Jeopardy! Such a professional production. It’s all you see on TV and more. See Trip Log for more.

Thu, Sep 25, 2008 12:25am
Los Angeles, CA–Taping of Chelsea Handler’s raunchy (not in a bad way) Chelsea Lately show and a real taste of traffic. See Trip Log!

Fri, Sep 26, 2008 2:10am
Arcadia, CA, to Flagstaff, AZ–Trip detour to Lake Havasu, where the old London Bridge resides. It’s my US mecca. See Trip Log & Trip Pics!

Sat, Sep 27, 2008 10:37am
Flagstaff, AZ, to Amarillo, TX on Friday–Meteor Crater! It’s 4,000′ across & 700′ deep! Check out the Trip Log & Trip Pics for new entries!

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 11:59pm
Amarillo, TX, to Tulsa, OK–No new tourist sites today, Just open road. Heading home. See the Trip Log for a quick update.

Mon, Sep 29, 2008 0:08am
Tulsa, OK to Terre Haute, IN–Who knows what sit-com had roots in Terre Haute? Message me through See the Trip Log, too!

Tue, Sep 30, 2008 4:03pm
Terre Haute, IN, to HOME!!! The answer to yesterday’s quiz is Family Affair from the 1960s. Sorry, no right answers. Check out the Trip Log!


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.