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Old January 4th, 2019, 10:21 PM
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Honeymoon roadtrip need help from fellow southwest members

Im 29 and finally getting married to the love my life.I got the wild idea for our honeymoon to roadtrip back home from California ( she totally agreed to it ). I have the logistics figured out time wise for the most part . Our last final bash will be Nashville. Starting out Sat Am. In California Newport beach 1st day and then NHRA museum on sunday then headed to the sometime early afternoon to the grand canyon with the intention to get there sunday night. From the grand canyon we plan on following rt 66 to Albuquerque then to Amarillo. My question is on that section of RT66 is still a straight shot or will this really kill time. I think I have allowed a few extra hours between places and stays to accommodate for possible loss of time . From Amarillo we will go to Memphis for a one night bash and dash then we will try to get to Nashville Friday night or Saturday heading home to Elgin il sunday at some point.

Question 1. I think I have allowed enough time. Am I nuts or should 9 days be enough

Question 2. I posted about it in the post but is rt 66 a straight shot from NM to TX

question 3. Any cool things to do along the way. Just quick pull over and see ? We love craft beer so plan on checking out local breweries in NM and Texas in our nightly stays along with some live music places if possible.

Thank you in advance for any help. Again I think I have allowed enough time for variables between stops but im not from that area.
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Old January 4th, 2019, 11:09 PM
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Question 2. I posted about it in the post but is rt 66 a straight shot from NM to TX.
I think so. That section is called I-40 these days.

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Old January 5th, 2019, 04:37 AM
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There are scattered parts of Rt 66 through Arizona, NM, and Texas. The majority unfortunately has been bypassed by US 40. This is a great website that describes what to see in each state. Some of it is in downtown's and while a bit scenic will eat up a lot of time due to traffic.
https://www.historic66.com/description/
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In any case, Congrats on finding and marrying the love of your life! Enjoy your trip!!
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Old January 5th, 2019, 05:58 PM
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Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback .
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Maybe it's just me I have a tendency to be a wander but that,s sure a lot of travel for such a short time to be looking at special places. I've been over much of that area on different trips the miles sure suck up a lot of time.

Just me and my thoughts, I bet you have a wonderful memorable time..... Tedd
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Old January 5th, 2019, 09:21 PM
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I gave that an honest thought and hope we left enough room. Essentially we want a solid day in nashville for our ending and we are not "focused" so to speak on any particular activities or time frames. We do various day trips where we end up in totally randomplaces but do have atleast one set destination for the day.
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WoW Happy Wedded Bliss

are you coming by my place on the trip?
please warn me so I can jump on some BBQ
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Congrats to you coppercutlass. Sounds like a great adventure.
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If you are on 66 in
Tucumcari NM please stop for the night at the Blue Swallow Motel. A great trip to how it used to be!
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Williams, Arizona is a good place for old Route 66 atmosphere, it's right next to I40 as well.
I found plenty to see and do in New Mexico but nearly everything required taking a detour from the interstate highways.
When you get to Amarillo take half an hour and a can of spray paint to visit Cadillac Ranch. If it's wet you need stout footwear!.

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Old January 28th, 2019, 07:08 PM
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Thanks guys. I got the route planned out and we are making stops along the way to pretty much accommodate half days eat, do some exploration get some sleep and motor on. We are both excited about this trip . I have about 1 day to use up as a safe buffer for wasted time like extended stays and delayed departures from food stops etc etc.

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