Hello again, fellow roadies! Most of you think the ‘official’ Route 66 related events begin every year in May. Those of you who are hipper than that already started looking for things to do/see along the route in April. Good for you! But the truth is, you can travel this iconic American road trip at any time, during any season, and find things and people to see, places to visit, and yes, great things to eat (!) along the route all year long – even in Chicago in winter. You might not be able to leave the top down on the convertible during the winter, but honestly: how many of us these days travel the entire route in a classic ragtop, let alone without sunscreen? Right: most of us just see it and travel it however we can, even if that means taking a tour bus.
It isn’t the vehicles we use on historic Route 66 that matter; that’s the frosting. It’s the road trip itself, what we experience, and whom we meet along the way – that’s the cake. Our job here on the CuriousTraveler66 blog is to give you ideas and keep you informed of what’s along the way between the eastern terminus in downtown Chicago and the south end of Joliet (before you hit the sticks), sometimes even downstate, and what may have changed recently. Therefore, the full 2016 events calendar (well, as complete as we can make it at this point in the year) is at the end of this post. Bookmark this page for further reference, but know that we’ll be updating the calendar later on as we get additions, deletions and corrections. Of course, all information is subject to change, so stay tuned right here in case something does change.