Trip Start May 03, 2009
12Trip End May 18, 2009
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Saturday, May 9, 2009 -- End Of The Road
A little after 12:30pm Pacific Time on Saturday, we crossed the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, reaching the end of Route 66. Admittedly, we cheated, taking the Interstate much of the way after seeing San Bernardino, but did get off a few blocks before reaching the actual end of the highway. Traffic was a mess on the Interstates and the whole area around Santa Monica Pier, just south of the end of 66 was packed. The weather is great here and everyone was out to enjoy it. Art Booth met us at the Pier and we took our picture at the end of the highway. We'll be here until Monday morning, then will head toward Las Vegas, the first stop on the return trip to Chicago.
It's been quite a journey and it isn't over yet! We'll be checking in again Monday or Tuesday. If you're reading this over the weekend, make it a good one. If you're reading this Monday the 11th, hope the weekend went well.
Dave And Paul Schwan