We are on a bucket list journey to the west coast via Route 66! Today we started our travels in Chicago, Illinois at the “Begin” Route 66 sign. From there we travelled along Route 66 through Illinois. We stopped at the Launching Pad / Gemini Giant, the Two Celled Jail, Route 66 Underpasses, Bob Waldmire’s 1972 VW Microbus at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup, Land of Lincoln, Lincoln’s Tomb and drove past Henry’s Rabbit Ranch and the World’s Largest Catsup bottle!

Our plan is to travel the entire length of Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles and stopping at the must see places along the way!

00:00 – Intro
00:37 – Starting Route 66
01:58 – The Launching Pad & Gemini Giant
03:58 – Gardner’s Two Cell Jail
05:30 – Underpass & Standard Oil Filling Station – Dwight, Illinois
08:05 – Route 66 Memory Lane – Lexington, Illinois
08:22 – End of Route 66 Day 1
09:28 – Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center – Bloomington, Illinois
11:23 – Route 66 Museum & Pontiac, Illinois
16:31 – Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup Farm
19:29 – Muffler Man in Atlanta, Illinois
20:20 – The Lincoln Tomb & Lincoln Home National Historic Site – Springfield, Illinois
22:16 – Ending Route 66 Day 2

Route 66 travel guides:
Navigation app we used to stay on Historic Route 66: https://www.route66navigation.com

Helpful books:
Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers: https://amzn.to/3AZyAmN
The Best Hits on Route 66: 100 Essential Stops on the Mother Road: https://amzn.to/3PYMkm2

Camera Gear We Use:
GoPro HERO9 Black – https://amzn.to/3pFwVgT
DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo – https://amzn.to/3k1HwPJ
Sony Alpha a6500 – https://amzn.to/311njCJ
Sony – E 10-18mm Wide-Angle Lens – https://amzn.to/3Gu9lK3
Rode VideoMicro – https://amzn.to/3mhxbAq

Our Full Gear List:
(things we have in our van)

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