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Old 09-22-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: SFBA CA USA. GO GIANTS!
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I’m looking for suggestions for each of the states along Route 66, and I’m posting separately for these states. What along Route 66 that is worth seeing? We’ll be driving from east to west.

This will be an epic road trip a year from today, early September 2019, from Chicago to LA. When it’s all done we will have covered over 5,000 miles and 17 states — the 8 states of Route 66 plus 9 other states just driving from San Francisco to Chicago to the start of Route 66. It will be one big clockwise loop, San Francisco to Chicago, to LA, and back home.

The car? It's a special one, a classic that’s been in our family for 25 years — a 1963 Porsche 356 convertible. The car? It's a special one, a classic that’s been in our family for 25 years — a 1963 Porsche 356 convertible. His name is “Manfred”. Yes Manfred may be a little old, but he’s a good running car. We’ e taken Manfred on long trips before, 1,500 miles, but never before this long. It’ll be riskier in a car this old, but we’ll be flexible and we’ll be prepared. It will be part of the adventure.

So our trip will be “Route 66 in a 56-Year Old 356” — it sort of has a ring to it.

There’s a lot of Route 66 information out there and I’ve been researching for months already. I want to hear from you CDers and your experiences.

When driving from Chicago to LA, US Route through KS: is about 13 miles long in Kansas (shortest in any state) from Galena KS to Baxter Springs KS

— Where do you suggest we go?
— What do you recommend we do and see?
— Where are decent places to stay?
— Where are great places to eat?

Go!

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:25 PM
 
Location: SFBA CA USA. GO GIANTS!
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Hello, meet Manfred! We’re almost always top down when we drive him, except for when it’s rainy. Even when it’s cold outside we just bundle up and keep the top down. Here are some other Manfred memory pics over the years. And with this epic road trip, we’ll build some more memories.

If you are along Route 66 in Kansas and want to meet up, for coffee or a meal or a beer, let me know. It’d be very nice meeting some CDers on this trip. We've met other CDers, and it has been very nice making those connections.

Woo-hoo, this’ll be a fun road trip!

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Old 09-24-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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There isn't much in that part of kansas to see on the route. There is a historic souvenir shop in Baxter that has been there a long time. If you want to leave the route and see what most people come to that part of the state see, you can drive about 30 miles to the town of West Mineral and see Big Brutus. It was the largest electric shovel for coal mining in the world standing at 16 stories.
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