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2012 Trip Schedule

This is the UNOFFICIAL Schedule

The Ride for the Relay starts offically on September 1, 2012.  I will try and post pictures and comments each day while on our trip.  This way any interested friends or family can keep up with us while we travel.  Even if you are watching different people post things on FaceBook or other message centers, the pictures posted here will be different.

Also as you watch us progress along our way, go to the Guest Book and leave comments.  The Riders always like to know you are keeping up with them.

Thank you for following us and for you support.  Here is how the schedule goes:

Day before the Ride we gather at the Doubletree in Downers Grove, Illinois
4:00 pm Riders meeting.  Front desk will give you the location, I would like everyone to attend.

Day 1,   Chicago to Lincoln, Illinois------------------------------------------171 miles
Lunch & Route 66 museum in Pontiac, Illinois

Day 2,   Lincoln to Rolla, Missouri------------------------------------------258 miles
Chain of Rocks Bridge crossing
Ted Drew's Concrete Ice Cream comfort stop St. Louis
Henry's Ra66it Ranch, Staunton, Illinois

Day 3,   Rolla to Joplin, Missouri--------------------------------------------197 miles
Police escort through Springfield, MO
Lunch at Gary Turner's Sinclair
Dinner BBQ at the Hilton in Joplin, MO

Day 4,   Joplin to Edmond, Oklahoma--------------------------------------235 miles
Lunch at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa for those that want to go.
Ken the Landrunner will be speaking at 6:30pm, check him out at

Day 5,   Edmond to Amarillo, Texas-----------------------------------------292 miles
Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial side trip, you should go if you have never been there.
Dinner at "Big Texan Steak House" Limo's

Day 6,   Amarillo to Santa Rosa, NM----------------------------------------176 miles
Cadillac Ranch is our first stop, bring your light blue paint.
Adrian, TX is the half way point on Rt 66, enjoy the Ugly Crust Pie
Russell's Truck and Travel Center, on 66 just 3 miles from the Texas border
There will be a fun stop in Tucumcari, NM  Blue Sallow Motel is our gathering place.
Melissa is having a reception for us at 7:pm just like last year.

Day 7,   Santa Rosa to Acoma, NM------------------------------------------176 miles
Stopping in Albuquerque, NM at Bobby Unser's house

Day 8,   Acoma to Holbrook, AZ---------------------------------------------175 miles
Lunch in Gallup, New Mexico as a group we hope
Petrified Forest & Painted Desert National Park

Day 9,   Holbrook to Kingman, AZ------------------------------------------257 miles
Grand Canyon Tour side trip, go if you have never seen it.
Standing on the Corner in Winslow, AZ
Meteor Crater world's best preserved meteorite impact site

Day 10, Kingman to Barstow, CA--------------------------------------------229 miles
Oatman, Az home of the wild donkeys
Mojave Desert's Amboy will be a comfort stop
Lunch at Ludlow Coffee Shop, Ludlow, CA

Day 11,  Barstow to Colton, CA-------------------------------------------------81 miles
Route 66 Mother Road Museum, Barstow
Lunch at Summit Inn, Victorville, CA
The original McDonalds in San Bernardino, CA

Day 12, Colton to Santa Monica Pier, CA-------------------------------------70 miles
                                                                    Total--------------------------------2317 miles

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