[quote]Whatever you do, make sure you get your kicks - I believe they're available there. [/quote]
Oh I will =)
[quote]Flagstaff, Arizona is route 66. Walked on that damn road for about 3 months. Really nice town, has a college there so its full of college students. I was only 20 so I missed the bar scene but a lot of my friends had a really good night out when they did. A lot of local bands to go and see. Nice places to eat. Plus its quite near Grand Canyon if you fancy going. Also a train line going through the middle of town which you get to stop at quite a lot when cargo trains go past. Quite nice if you're not in a hurry.
[/quote] We wont be in a hurry, would not be a vacation if we were, I'll make sure that we get to check it out.
[quote]It's been 40-50 years since it was the great travel lane. Don't expect much except tiny bites of history.
Mind the Speed Traps. Don't just be Christian, Look Christian. Besure your vehicle is working in excellant order. Out of State plates draw coppers. If you have 4 tail lights they all have to work. smile.gif
Don't bring the Drugs or anything that looks like 'em. Buy what you need when you need it and use it all immediately. Same with whisky/beer.
[/quote] We'll rent a car probably, should be fine. Everything went nicely last year.
[quote]A bunch of young adults/teens from Europe travelling through America. If TV has taught us anything it's that 100% of you will be horrifically killed and 20% will be subjected to sexual assault either before or after you're dead. To increase your chances of survival try to pick up as many black people as you can on your travels. [/quote]
Good thing tv isn't real.
[quote]For good food, have a look at the places used for the Man v Food tv show.
Sounds like you'll have an amazing journey. [/quote]
I will, thanx.
And I hope to get tables at gordon ramsays new restaurant in vegas.
[quote]When do you plan on making the journey? It might be a good idea to do it in early spring or autumn. Doing it in the summer would just mean driving down a road with your windows up and air conditioning on since it can get pretty hot along that route.
As Cptn. VXR kind of alluded to - it pretty much is just old diners and little restaurants holding onto their past and playing off the fact that they are located along 'historical' route 66.
Also plan for it to be a long drive. It takes about 5 days to drive across this country and that is by using conventional highways and multiple drivers that can drive in shifts.
Still fun though. Enjoy.
I'm in PA if you want to stop by cool.gif [quote]
We're planning in june or july, and we'll be in the states for atleast 3 weeks. So I'll make sure we get to see as much as possible.
If we see your house we'll knock on the door =)
[quote]Almost forgot to mention. Get another wallet. Put an expired credit card and a 5$US bill in it. Then when you get robbed you'll have something to give up without the fight. Keep 50$US in a pocket that you don't normally use. [/quote]
yeah people told me the same thing last time I went.
I didn't get robbed though, not even in vegas, well robbed by the casino sure. But thanx for the heads up.
[quote]The night before you travel, just as the moon is rising, leave your bags on the street unattended for several hours.
No, actually, look at these links.[/quote] Awesome, thanx =)
[quote]St. louis is ok though, make sure you get some lion's choice when you go through.. (lion's choice is a fast food place known for their delicious roast beef, their food is so fresh i hardly consider it fast food) [/quote]
anything that comes from an animal and can be eaten will be tasted. Besides I'm quite skinny so I'm sure eating everything I come over wont hurt, too much.
[quote]I've done coast to coast twice now, both times with North Cakalaki plates on and I didn't have any problems what-so-ever. Bearing in mind that when the OP is doing it, much like anyone else who is coming from outside the US they would more than likely be renting a car for the journey and most reputable Car Rental firms will provide or can provide a break down service, some even provide OnStar or at least will provide you with a number which you can call for local garages for repairs or local franchises of your Rental company so you can go into there for help.
I myself had problems with one of the cars in that the seatbelt got jammed and no matter how much fiddling I did with it it was broken (probably the ratchet inside was seized up) so a quick call to the Rental Company and they said if we can make it the nearest Rental Center (which was Phoenix) then we could do a swap.
Besides the Police would or at least should run a quick check on the plates first and then the results would show it is registered to the Rental Company, so should use their discretion if needed.[/quote]
Yeah, we'll rent. And we had no problems with any police last summer, though we were mostly in oregon then, and a bit in cali and las vegas.
[quote]I took Route 66 before leaving from NY as well. Take the interstates from NY to Chicago... my recommendation is to go through the Bronx and then go up into Pennsylvania and take I-86 I believe... etc. Just get a GPS basically to take you from NY to Chicago before you get on Route 66. A comment I have on the experience though, it's not that great. The speed limits are much lower than what you'd have on an interstate.
As for the Bible Belt stuff, nothing on that map is really 'the bible belt' so I wouldn't be worried. Watch out in Oklahoma and New Mexico down there but really you'll be fine. As for the South though, people down south are very friendly... most of these posts come from people who haven't even been there. In fact, as someone who was born and raised in NY, they are at least 100 times friendlier than we yankees. [/quote]
That was the plan, to get to chicago, I don't mind if the speed limits are low, it can't be lower than here
. We'll probably make a lot of stops as well, hopefully.
I'm not too worried about the bible belt stuff. From What I've seen on the tv (not that tv is always right) southers are quite nice, and from my last trip to the us the people were great, though that wasn't the south.
[quote]Alright, but the place is filled with backwards hillbillies. Be cautious. You said you're going to Vegas? Here's some advice from your friendly yet sociopathic friend, Jackass2009.
The casinos are rigged, most of the tits are fake but still awesome, the strippers will still fake a smile if need be, bring a lot of money, and remember that there are more casinos and hotels located just off the Strip. Bring a lot of money and have fun there.
well my first visit to vegas was awesome, so yeah I'm sure I want to go back =)
[quote]From reading these posts it really makes me think alot of people really believe that movies come true in life.
I've lived in NJ all my life. My sister moved to virginia and I have visited a few times. In the northeast, everybody cuts eachother off, and trys to screw you just to be one more spot in line ahead of you. Nobody holds doors, and everybody gives everybody dirty looks.
In the south, people are friendly as hell. Driving, they usually drive alot slower then we do up north. Also when the lanes merge, or theres an intersection, people are so willing to let you go first.
I took a road trip to florida last summer. Resturants in the south are much better than in the north. in the north they are always crowded and waiters just want your money. Everytime we got food int he south, the waiters were very friendly and we even met other people also.
I really doubt you'll get robbed, mugged or murdered. I understand random acts of violence happen. Obviously don't travel into the darker part of cities and leave your car running. Or go around looking for trouble. Also, if I were you, I'd bring a screw driver, jumper cables and a spare tire. In my case, once it started rainning our windshield whipers stopped working. We found a walmart and bought a screw driver to fix it.
Just have fun and enjoy yourselves. It's good to know what your doing but don't be so worried that you forget while you were on the trip. [/quote]
Thanx for the hints =) I guess rental cars comes with spare tires anyway?
edit: Oh Geez, I messed up the quote stuff, darn!