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...on Route 66.

Planning a trip from CA to Chicago, and want to maximize time on Route 66.
Any recommendations, based on personal experience?
Planning on 5 days of travel, so side trips far off the paved path will have to limited.
Please, no links to anything that you have not personally used/posted.

Thanks.
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Dave Baldwin

But I saw it all on TV!!
Paul Sauvé

that's silly - if you're going that way, you can see them LIVE! Otherwise, all you"ll see is pavement.

Or, save yourself the time and watch Billy Connolly's Route 66 on TV too.
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Dave Baldwin

Are you aware that Route 66 is not a current highway?  It ceased to exist in 1984. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66 

To find parts of Route 66, you have to take side trips.  This site claims to have a map and guide book for sale that will tell you about the 'old highway'.  http://www.historic66.com/
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I know someone who went specifically to see the "petrified forest", but it was hiding in fear shaking like a leaf somewhere at the time. Whoops, this isn't the lounge.  Oh well, who cares ;-)
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Well, I do. Please go there.
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I am leaving this open to attract more answers.

We have a book coming from AAA (please note the extra 'A') , and already have another one which gives some recommendations, as well as detailed route data.

I do want to thank all of those who googled for me.
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I didn't google.
My recommendations were from personal experience.
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Sorry. I know that. Any taverns or restaurants to recommend along the way?
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Not that I can remember.
It's been quite a while.
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Have traveled by car and motorcycle.   Defiantly go to Painted Desert and Grand Canyon.  We stayed in a cabin beside the Canyon.  Great photo opportunities at sunset.   Also check this out:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2220
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We only have 5 days, so we will have to use interstate part of the way.  Any can't miss spots in OK and MO?
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Thanks.
Brownie points for nearest micro-breweries along the way. And a place to get a haircut.
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Haircut........DUH.........MY house and I have like 5 different micro-brews in the beer fridge right now.
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Looks like we'll take it easier than planned. Maybe 7 days between Barstow, CA and St Louis, MO.  
So, 2 days to offer memorable spots.
New Mexico, especially, as we have little input on that state.
As always, a good micro-brewery, or even a winery with tasting room, offers chance for bonus points in the point-splash extravaganza.
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I'll keep you posted on status on the real TA.
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Let us know how it goes and if you are stopping by for a haircut and beer.
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