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Here's a few shots from our recent road trip from Michigan to New Mexico, and back again. We explored plenty of cool Route 66 stuff along the way, and logged nearly 4000 miles in two weeks. Loaded with our camping gear, the Pilot drove great, with plenty of room for the four of us to ride in comfort.

The first cool Route 66 landmark was Ted Drew's Custard in St. Louis. We had an AWESOME banana split for lunch!
 

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Next we located and hiked the old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River. It's fenced off now, and only open to foot traffic.
 

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Here's a better shot from the river bank below....

You can see the new interstate bridge in the distance.
 

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We stopped the the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and took a ride to the top.
 

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View from the top...... See where we parked along the river?
 

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We camped in Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton Oklahoma. What a great campground! Plenty of great tent sites, a pool, walking trails, and for those who like to climb, an area to scale the sandstone walls of the canyon. They also have full bathroom and shower facilities. (Important in a long driving trip!) It was nearly empty the night we were there. The only noise was from a rather large owl.
 

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More Red Rock Canyon.......
 

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Eight bucks for a room with a view. (Bring your own room)
 

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The road into the park was very steep, with a couple of switchbacks. It's tough to see in the photo, but this hill was really fun! The Ranger said on rainy days some people do have diffuculty getting larger campers up the hill. The skid marks are the proof.:eek:

We liked this place so much, we stayed there again on the way home. It's just awesome!
 

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Another Route 66 Landmark......a very cool bridge in Kansas. I'm a little out of order here...:)
 

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The worlds largest McDonalds......:16:
 

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More Later.....I just realized it's late, and I've got to work tomorrow!

This is the Route 66 Museum in Oklahoma. It's very well done, and worth the stop.
 

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What the heck! the View into and at Carlsbad Caverns.... The Pilot said it was 105 that day! The asphalt in the parking lot was bubbling up and making a popping noise when we walked on it. The Caverns were amazing. We hiked to the bottom (750 ft down) , and later watched the bats fly out as sunset.
 

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Carlsbad....
 

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Lastly, camping in New Mexico. There was a hungry bear in the area so we had to be really careful with our food. This is the Twin Spruce Camp Ground. Another excellent place to stay! It's in Ruidoso, NM. BEAUTIFUL area!
 

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Bravo!!

Thanks for sending those pictures our way. Your trip really looked like a bunch of fun.

Don
 
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