Minor car repairs; see old cars; see Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Pretty close to actual Trip Schedule - 07-01-03

Sights and/or Interesting Things
May 2 Talent, OR Sebastopol, CA 345 Vist Hailey, Tanna, and Stephen
May 3 Sebastopol, CA Benicia, CA 60 Visit Evan, Laura, Ian, and Fiona; drop off Amelia
May 4 Benicia, CA Carson City, NV 195 See Dennis and Rita in Sacramento; Sacramento is the Capital of California; Towe Auto Museum; Train Museum; Hayes Truck Museum in Woodland; Carson City is Capital of Nevada; look over sights, earn enough gambling to pay way
May 5 Carson City, NV Ely, NV 320 Indian petroglyphs along way; garner more gambling dollars
May 6 Ely, NV Green River, UT 320 Spectacular scenary in Utah; near Arches National Monument
May 7 Green River, UT Gunnison, CO 225 Pass near beautiful Ouray; Black Canyon of the Gunnison
May 8 Gunnison, CO Denver International Airport 250 Go over Monarch Pass, 11312 ft.; pass close to Royal Gorge; begin first detour at Pueblo, CO to DIA to pick up Amelia; Denver is Capital of Colorado
May 9 Denver International Airport Herndon, KS 270 Go via Akron to visit Joan
May 10-11 no travel no travel 0 Visit Frankes, Grafels, and others in and around Herndon; near Oberlin and the Last Indian Raid (1878) Museum
May 12 Herndon, KS Dodge City, KS 225 See Monument Rocks; track of the Santa Fe Trail; visit Dodge City and say "hi" to Matt and Kitty
May 13 Dodge City, KS Hutchinson, KS 150 Visit Roger and JoAnn
May 14no travelno travel0
May 15 Hutchinson, KS Council Grove, KS 175 Drop off Amelia at Wichita airport; pass through Chase County, KS (see William Least Heat-Moon's Prairy Erth); Tall Grass Prairie Preserve; meet Heath, Andrea & families in Council Grove for dinner; Council Grove is a historic place in Western history
May 16 Council Grove, KS Ottawa, KS 110 Go by Baker University in Baldwin City; back to Ottawa to meet Brenda and family for dinner
May 17 Ottawa, KS Jefferson City, MO 190 Meet Bob for lunch in Kansas City; visit Dean; Jefferson City is the Capital of Missouri
May 18 Jefferson City, MO St. Louis, MO130 Cross Route 66; Gateway Arch; Louis and Clark history; visit with Susie and family
May 19 St. Louis, MO Loogootee, IN 190 Cahokia Indian mounds near Collinsville, IL; Visit Sally and Kelly
May 20 Lagootee, IN Cincinnati, OH 135 Antique Auto and Race Car Museum in Bedford; Visit Hank and Jeanette
May 21 no travel no travel 0 Visit Hank and Jeanette; Reds game
May 22 Cincinnati, OH Delaware, OH 190 Pass through Columbus, Capital of Ohio and site of Ohio History of Flight Air Museum; Visit Bob and Alice
May 23 Delaware, OH South Bend, IN 225 Studebaker National Museum in South Bend
May 24-27 no travel no travel 0 No travel - transmission hiatus; car to Fred's Transmissions; visit Notre Dame
May 28 South Bend, IN Chenoa, IL 225 Rental car; see some of Chicago; start Route 66 portion
May 29 Chenoa, ILChicago, IL120 Back to Chicago, park rental car; fly to Albuquerque
May 30-June 1Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque, NM 0Rest up, see family, party
June 2Albuquerque, NMSouth Bend, IN 100Fly back to Chicago, drive to South Bend to pick up Dart
June 3South Bend, INToronto, IL250 South to HW24, over to Chenoa to rejoin Route 66; Springfield is the Capital of Illinois
June 4 Toronto, IL Cuba, MO176 Meramec Caverns
June 5 Cuba, MO Baxter Springs, KS220 Pass near General Sweeny Museum in Republic
June 6 Baxter Springs, KS Oklahoma City, OK235 Mac's Antique Car Museum, Tulsa
June 7 Oklahoma City, OK Groom, TX240 Oklahoma City is the Capital of Oklahoma; Devil's Rope Museum; National Route 66 Museum, Elk City; Thomas P. Stafford Air and Space Museum, Weatherford
June 8 Groom, TX Las Vegas, NM280 Palo Duro Canyon; Cadillac Ranch
June 9 Las Vegas, NM Albuquerque, NM126 Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico; National Atomic Museum
June 10 Albuquerque, NM Holbrook, AZ250 Visit Albuquerquians; Meet Duane; Check out continental divide anomaly; Petrified Forest
June 11 Holbrook, AZ Peach Springs, AZ193 Meteor Crater; Duane picks up pickup in Flagstaff; Pass near Grand Canyon
June 12 Peach Springs, AZ Needles, CA130 Duane drives to Colorado River from Peach Springs; Donkeys in Oatman
June 13 Needles, CA Twentynine Palms, CA135 Joshua Tree NM
June 14 Twentynine Palms, CA Twentynine Palms, CA 0 Visit Sandy and Larry
June 15 Twentynine Palms, CA Victorville, CA170 Route 66 Mother Road Museum in Barstow; Harvey House in Barstow; Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB nearby
June 16 Victorville, CA Santa Monica, CA117 Petersen Automotive Museum
June 17 Santa Monica, CA Benicia, CA380 Head for grandchildren
June 18 no travel no travel0 Day with Evan, Laura, Ian, and Fiona
June 19 Benicia, CA Timber Cove, CA90 Visit Tanna and Stephen
June 20 Timber Cove, CA Talent, OR423 Home

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