For readers of the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I have provided free online updates to help keep your Route 66 experience as current as possible. As you might imagine, Route 66 is constantly undergoing changes, some good, others not so. Businesses open and close, roads are re-routed and street names change.
Please check back here just before your trip for the latest info. Entries are dated as to when they were added.
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EZ 66 readers have been helpful in keeping me keep the guidebook updated in between my own road trips, so if you discover something that needs to be addressed while on your journey, please let me know!
Nov 06, 2018 at 5:49:23 pm [Print]
We enjoyed a great three night stay at the Carlinvilla Motel in Carlinville, Illinois on the 1926-1930 66.
Also had a great visit with Tully and Holly who are revitalizing the famed Launching Pad Diner(home of the Gemini Giant) in Wilmington.
And we had a great meal at the Old Route 66 Family restaurant in Dwight, and at the Ariston in Litchfield.
Nov 03, 2018 at 3:22:03 pm [Print]
Just got back from Illinois...here's a couple updates:
The route is now OPEN between Atlanta and Lincoln. (IL page 16)
The tour route on the west side od Williamsville (IL page-17) is currently blocked by construction at the jct of Bypass 66 and Elm.
Oct 17, 2018 at 3:24:40 pm [Print]
There's enough going on now in downtown Luther, OK that its worth a mention. Several restaurants including 116 Farmstead, which is a favorite. Also a couple of antique shops (including the Rusty Farm)and a gift shop.
Downtown is reached by turning south on Luther Rd. Cross the tracks and curve right on NE 2nd.
Oct 08, 2018 at 2:25:23 pm [Print]
CADillac RANCH WILL BE A MUDDY MESS.
FLAGSTAFF TO WILLIAMS
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:11:58 pm [Print]
Construction goes on in Flagstaff at the JCT of I-40 and I-17. Not on the tour route but if you are using the freeway some exits may be closed at times.
also west to Williams...be advised that many onramps or offramps will be closed as work progresses. This sometimes has affected access to Parks from I-40.
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:09:53 pm [Print]
The El Vado Motel is open now. reservations are probably advised. You can't park at your room...but you can at the nearby Monterrey Motel, which is owned by the same people. I've stayed there several times under the old management.
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:08:23 pm [Print]
We had another good stay at the Route 66 Motel (the one with the old cars and windmill, etc in the courtyard) in Barstow last month.
Sep 27, 2018 at 1:48:54 pm [Print]
the Deluxe Inn in Seligman AZ is another great place to stay.
FLAGSTAFF TO WILLIAMS
Sep 27, 2018 at 1:47:32 pm [Print]
Currently road construction on I-40 may close various exits at Parks, AZ and others in this area. There is also construction at the I-17/I-40 interchange which may affect you if you are using those highways instead of 66 in Flagstaff.
9 foot road
Sep 20, 2018 at 11:20:12 pm [Print]
A message from Joe reminds me to bump this update back to the top...the 9 foot road from Miami to Narcissa was covered in rough gravel, but has recently been improved, so its not so bad, I still advise caution for bikes and sport cars.