#route 66 #part1 Never in my life was I on a road trip. Never in my life have I dreamed about crossing almost the entire United States of America. Never in my life did I travel so spontaneously and free, that in the morning I sometimes didn’t know where I would spend the night. It was about time to finally do it. And I did. Welcome to today’s blog post about an entirely new adventure: traveling Route 66 from Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica, CA.
Let’s start at the beginning. After quite a busy time at university I welcomed our Thanksgiving break with open arms. As staying home and relaxing rather stresses me out and is not my kind of holiday activity, I looked for something sliiiightly more active. How about 4.500 kilometres, 10 states, and one Hyundai Santa Fe? And that’s how four Spaniards and a crazy girl crossed the country.
Obviously, the trip brought some challenges with it, and I had to face the first one in my small little room in Normal. Because tell me, how do you pack for such a trip? You need warm clothes for the first half of the trip, but then also summer clothes for the second half. Of course, you want to leave room for some souvenirs, but by now your suitcase is already full. And so you can start off all over again.
Finally, we packed up our car, put a guide in the glove box (yes, a paper one #oldschool), turned on some good music and headed into something that turned out to be a serious love affair between us and ‘The Mother Road’. What is Route 66, anyway? In the early years of the twentieth century, the United States were crisscrossed by a collection of disorganized roads. The development of the automobile, however, initiated the demand of Americans for more and better roads. Constructions began, and in 1926, the highway system was launched. The route between Chicago and Los Angeles was designated U.S. 66, which then slowly began to find its way into America’s culture.
We set off, leaving Normal behind, heading towards St. Louis, MO, crossing the famous Mississippi river and encountering historic Route 66 places on the road. Every hour brought another surprise with it, until we finally arrived in Tulsa, MO, where we spent the night. Oh yes, how did that work? Well, my new Spanish friends taught me some spontaneity in that matter. As we wanted to profit as much from the road and the attractions around us as possible, we started to look for places to stay when we knew round about how far we would get that day. Surprisingly, this worked very well and spared us some pressure, because we never had to be somewhere.
What most distinguishes this trip from any other that I have done before is probably its objective. Rather than simply driving to a location, the trip itself became the destination. It was not only about arriving in a particular spot on the planet – it was also about simply going and enjoying the way aiming somewhere.
I hope you come along with me and enjoy this trip. It’s going to be a series, because I don’t want to knock you out with posts as long as a whole book. #shouldIwriteabook? So, buckle up, turn on that favorite roadtrip song and come with me on Route 66. Love, K. To be continued…
42 Replies to “4 Spaniards and a Crazy Girl”
I need to to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly
enjoyed every bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…
I got this web page from my buddy who told me about this site and at the moment this time I am browsing this web page and reading very informative content here.
Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find
a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty
finding one? Thanks a lot!
If you are going for finest contents like myself, just visit this web
page every day as it presents feature contents, thanks
I’m curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be utilizing?
I’m having some minor security problems with my latest site and I’d like to find something more risk-free.
Do you have any solutions?
Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say,
I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog
blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you
have any helpful hints for first-time blog
writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.
I’m not sure why but this web site is loading very slow for
me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.
Its such as you read my mind! You seem to
understand a lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something.
I feel that you just can do with some percent to
power the message home a bit, however other than that, this is wonderful blog.
A great read. I will definitely be back.
I’ve been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet
I never found any interesting article like yours.
It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot
more useful than ever before.
I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also
go to see this web site on regular basis to obtain updated from newest
Hi there, I found your website by way of Google whilst
searching for a comparable topic, your site came up, it appears good.
I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
Hi there, simply became aware of your weblog through Google, and found that it is truly informative.
I am gonna be careful for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you proceed
this in future. Numerous other people will likely be benefited from your writing.
Great post! We will be linking to this great article on our website.
Keep up the good writing.
I just Love your Blog Asus Router help Please keep doing like this. Thankyou!
Throughout this grand pattern of things you receive a B- for hard work. Exactly where you actually lost me personally was in your specifics. You know, they say, the devil is in the details… And that could not be more accurate right here. Having said that, let me say to you what did give good results. Your text is incredibly convincing which is most likely why I am taking the effort to comment. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. 2nd, whilst I can certainly see the leaps in reasoning you make, I am not really certain of exactly how you seem to connect your details which make your conclusion. For now I shall subscribe to your point but hope in the foreseeable future you link your facts better.
check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use
Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!
Thanks such a great deal for providing individuals with such an excellent risk to browse articles and diary posts from this laptop. It’s invariably very pleasant and jam-packed with amusement on behalf of Pine Tree State and my geographic point fellow employees to travel to your laptop terribly three times in seven days to browse the most recent stuff you have got gotten. And lastly, i am invariably meant considering the sensational concepts served by you. sure a try of facts on this page unit of measurement honestly the foremost effective we’ve all had.Thankyou!
It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read m Kaspersky support
Hey there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!
That you are really a excellent internet marketer.. aplikasi android rekomendasi saham terbaru It loading speed is definitely remarkable. It would appear that you do any distinctive technique. Furthermore, The actual belongings usually are masterwork. you must have done an exquisite method within this subject!
Some really nice and useful info on this internet site, also I think the style has got excellent features.
Mega good! Interesting informations over here. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before. I could not refrain from commenting. I’ve spent 1 hour trying to find such infos. I’ll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I’ve just bookmarked this web. Right now with the search done, I’ll find some live sexy cams. Gracias!!! Greetings from Los Angeles!
I just wanted to let you all know that I added a new list. It has taken me awhile to let everyone know due to server issues. Everything should be back on track now.
I enjoy the efforts you have put in this, thankyou for all the great blog posts.
I like the helpful information you supply to your articles.
I’ll bookmark your weblog and check once more right here regularly.
I’m moderately certain I’ll be informed many new stuff right here!
Good luck for the following!
Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using
for this website? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers
and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me
in the direction of a good platform.
Thanks for publishing this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Twitter. Thanks again for a great post!
Hi! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I
truly enjoy reading through your blog posts.
Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
Your post on 4 Spaniards and a Crazy Girl – aiming somewhere is awesome. I hope you can continue posting many more post in the future. Viva aimingsomewhere.com
Wow, fantastic weblog structure! How long have you been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The total look of your site is excellent, let alone the content!
I hope you all are having a great weekend. I added a new list. This one is smaller, but still useful. I think the next one will be bigger.
Good point! Interesting info over this web. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.| I couldn’t resist commenting. I have spent 2 hours searching for such article. I will also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I’ve just bookmarked this website. Now with the search done, I going to watch some World cup Webcams. Thank you very much!! Regards from Russia WM!
If you are ready to stop paying for overpriced insurance for your home then you are in luck as there are many options out there for those who want quality insurance without having to go broke paying for it. Of course, one of the first things you need to do is to determine just what type of insurance for the home you are looking for.
I hope you all have a great week. I’ve added a new list. This is the biggest list so far.
Simple and easy!! Interesting informations over this website. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.| I couldn’t resist commenting. I ‘ve spent 3 hours searching for such informations. I’ll also share it with a couple of friends interested in it. I have just bookmarked this web. Now with the job done, I will find some online Cams. Thank you very much!! Greetings from Barcelona!
The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!
I’ve got a fresh new list of free proxies. I hope you all can put them to good use.
It’s actually a cool and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.
I added a new list today. I’m going to try to find new sites in a slightly different way. Read all about it by clicking the link above.
Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present something again and help others such as you aided me.
Hi Blake, I’m glad to her that this blog helped you! Thank you so much for your positive feedback 🙂
Hi everyone, just seen this excellent article about investing in a second home, after our visit to Marina de Bolnuevo in the summer. Check it out.