First blog

The Wombat and Triple Deuce

This blog is being created so that I can relate my adventures as I drive down Rt. 66.

If I really figure out how to use it, I’ll add comments about other items.

22 Responses to “First blog”

  1. Sue Says:

    So I see you’re showing off your car again. It’s a lovely red.

  2. The Wombat Says:

    Hi Sue

    Thanx for giving my blog its first response!


  3. JC Says:

    I am lost and you haven’t even started yet
    where is the picture of your really red car?!!!

  4. Moira Says:

    Hello there jan from faraway (and currently rainy) Busselton. Yes, the blog is easy to access and read. Shall browse round it at my leisure. Have fun!

  5. joan marie Says:

    Hey this is great now I know when to expect you? are you going to be using the red car?

  6. Arthur Says:

    Hi Wombat.
    Do red cars really go faster? Get your kix mate.

  7. joan marie Says:

    package 1 has arrived.

  8. Steve Rider Says:

    Good luck on your big Route 66 adventure. With so many people trying to squeeze the trip into two weeks, or less, it’s nice to know you have months to spend delving into all the Mother Road has to offer! It will be fun hearing your take on the people and places you meet as you slowly meander west!

  9. Las Vegas Mikey Says:

    I did Route 66 back in 1970 from Flagstaff to Chicago, and stayed at some really neat mom & pop motels and ate at quite a few little diners along the way. I took about three weeks to make the trip as I was in no hurry to get to Chicago, so stopped to see the many sights along the way. My 1963 Rambler Ambassador ran like a charm and got real good gas mileage driving about 50 MPH. I took quite a few pictures, but unfortunately they were lost in a fire. One thing I really liked was stopping in small towns to visit 2nd hand and antique stores.

    Good luck on your adveture, and enjoy it. I wish I was going with you! Be sure and take lots of pictures of the motels, cafes, and other sights to share with us.

  10. The Wombat Says:

    I leave in a very short time. Like within the hour. I’m just closing the house down.

    My eta in LA is about 1 OCT. I do plan to take scads of photos.

    I will be heading over Vegas on my way back. 🙂


  11. JC Says:

    where are you now?

  12. The Wombat Says:

    In Chicago. I’ll be here for a few more days & then head out slowly down 66.

    My ETA in LA is 1 OCT.

  13. RT Says:

    Springfield, Illinois, eagerly awaits your arrival. We even have a place lined up for genuine Horseshoe.

  14. barb Says:

    hi jan,
    finally caught up with your rt 66 road trip!

    sounds like you’re having an exciting time.

    happy motoring!

  15. Bernie Pike Says:

    Keep the rubber side down! Its a trip of a life time. Keep on keeping on! Have a great time.

  16. The Wombat Says:


    Thanx for the visit and nice words.

    Wombat’s Corollary to the Laws fo Life: It is never too late to have a happy childhood!

  17. Jaycee Says:

    Have a great trip…shouldn’t be to far behind you, but your leaving about 2 weeks before me, so if you meander slowly, maybe I’ll see you along the way. Enjoy. I’m driving a Ford E150/Green. If you see one, check the back end and you’ll know if its me a) quebec plate should also assist 🙂

  18. The Wombat Says:

    Wombats are easy to follow. We move slowly, but with purpose! 🙂

    Once you get towards western OK, give a ring. Depending on where each of us may be staying, we can meet.

    The trip has been good. I hope, yours is at least as much fun.

    Remember the Wombat’s Corollary to the Laws of Life: It is never too late to have a happy childhood!

  19. Stacey Says:

    Enjoying your posts on the route 66 email list and now I’ve found the blog and the red, red car.


    Have a greaat time.

  20. The Wombat Says:

    The trip was grand. However, it was a lilttle bit bizarre even for me.

  21. ath Says:

    HI All-

    found this site whilst researching route 66- I hope I’ve come to the right place for an answer-

    I’m driving from chicago to LA and desperately want to do route 66 right- but I have time constraints.

    I hope this doesn’t offend anyone – but I guess I’m wondering how or which ways are a must see- and if there is a highway and route 66 combo I could do to see the best of the cool stuff and make up some time in other parts….
    thanks in advance for your time
    New to Route 66

  22. The Wombat Says:

    G’day ath,

    First stop: Get your kicks on the Route 66 Mailing List!

    You can find our homepage at –
    Questions about this list – “”
    To Subscribe – send an eMail to “”

    Second stop: Their “Super Store has lots of good stuff to help you.

    What helped me the most was The EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers – 2nd Edition. You can also pick this up along the road.

    If you haven’t made it to Chicago yet, then drop a line. Windy City Dave gices a great tour of the downtown area as it relates to Rt. 66.

    If you join the egroup and ask, I’m sure you will get a year’s worth of places to stop and visit. 🙂 combined, I took well over 10 weeks to do my trip.

    However, they will give you the start for your trip, no, ADVENTURE!

    Remember: Life begins at the offramp. 🙂

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