Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Special Update

Today I'm posting a special update. Here after you will find the complete itinerary for the trip I've done last July. The overnight stops and some dining places are evaluated with "stars".

07/13 : landed in Chicago. Motel : Econo Lodge Northlake (**)
07/14 : visit of downtown Chicago and first miles on Route 66. Motel : Red Roof Inn Willowbrook (***) on IL-83 located next to the Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket (****)
07/15 : Willowbrook to Lincoln (IL) Motel : Super 8 (***)
07/16 : Lincoln to Saint-Louis (MO) Motel : Econo Lodge Riverfront
in downtown Saint-Louis (**) caution : this motel is located on the border of unsafe block. The motel was ok but not the area.
07/17 : Saint-Louis to Lebanon (MO) Motel : Munger Moss (*****) a route 66 icon (subject of a previous post)
07/18 : Lebanon to Claremore (OK) Motel : Claremore Motor Inn (****) very friendly staff and great rooms!
07/19 : Claremore to Weatherford (OK) Motel : Best Western Mark Motor Hotel (***)
07/20 : Weatherford to Amarillo (TX) Motel : Big Texan (***) don't miss a great steak at the restaurant (*****)
07/21 : Amarillo to Tucumcari (NM) Motel : Blue Swallow (*****) for sure, my favourite motel on the Mother Road!
07/22 : Tucumcari to Santa Fe (NM) Motel : Travelodge on Cerrillos Blvd. (***)
07/23 : Santa Fe to Gallup (NM) Motel : Super 8 (***)
07/24 : Gallup to Holbrook (AZ) Motel : Wigwam motel (****) vintage motel. Don't miss this chance to sleep in a tee-pee ;) !
07/25 : Holbrook to Williams (AZ) Motel : Route 66 motel (***)
07/26 : Williams. Motel : Route 66 motel again (***) visit of the Grand Canyon NP.
07/27 : Williams to Needles (CA) Motel : motel 6 (***)
07/28 : Needles to Yucca Valley (CA) Motel : Super 8 (***) side-trip to the Joshua Tree NP.
07/29 : Yucca Valley to Barstow (CA) Motel : Econo Lodge (***)
07/30 : Barstow to Santa Monica (CA) Motel : Bayside Hotel (****) reasonable price motel located near the pier. A must for budget travelers.
07/31 : back to belgium


Blogger Cazen said...

Your itinerary is very helpful. Next time you stay in Gallup, NM, try the El Rancho, it's on the National Register of Historic Places. Quirky and one-of-a-kind.

5:01 AM  
Blogger syskia said...

The El Rancho was in fact, my first choice of lodging in Gallup.
Unfortunately, I didn't receive any response for my reservation. So, this is why I've chosen the Super 8 as alternate choice.

Anyway, I don't feel any biterness about the El Rancho. The proof is that the hotel is the subject of one of my previous post on this blog.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Cesar said...

That was an incredible trip!
I would like to make the same voyage.
If it's not asking too much can you please tell me, approximately, how much did you spend on your trip?

10:52 PM  

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