Route 66

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#1
Just spent the last week traveling on "The Mother Road."

My favorite stop between Santa Monica and Chicago was the Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas.

I also passed through Oklahoma City where I visited Remington Park Casino and toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The museum honors the 168 victims in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown OKC.

EOG contributor NEWPORT2 was right by recommending a visit to the memorial.

Currently visiting my hometown of Chicago where the bone-chilling temperatures are unbearable.

I'll be back home in Las Vegas in less than a week.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#2
Re: Route 66

Timothy McVeigh loaded a Ryder truck with explosives and lit the fuse shortly after 9:00 on the morning of April 19, 1995.

The blast was so powerful the truck sank into a crater nearly seven feet deep.

McVeigh was eventually sentenced to death and he died by lethal injection in 2001.

His last meal: two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#4
Re: Route 66

Just spent the last week traveling on "The Mother Road."

My favorite stop between Santa Monica and Chicago was the Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas.

I also passed through Oklahoma City where I visited Remington Park Casino and toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

The museum honors the 168 victims in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown OKC.

EOG contributor NEWPORT2 was right by recommending a visit to the memorial.

Currently visiting my hometown of Chicago where the bone-chilling temperatures are unbearable.

I'll be back home in Las Vegas in less than a week.
At least you didn’t get the snow we did across the lake from you.
 
#8
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John, did you need chains driving through Rocky Mountains?

I drove to Vegas a few years ago in winter and saw a sign saying you need chains regardless of weather conditions. Made it sound like you'd get pulled over.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#11
Re: Route 66

Did you keep you weekly streak of going to church on Sunday alive?


Dave "The MeatMan" Scandaliato

Three straight.

When in the company of my sisters, they keep me on the straight and narrow.

Next week, I'm on my own.

The constant begging (Collections 1 and 2) turns me off.

The Catholic Church is one of the richest institutions in the world, yet the priests are taught/trained to claim poverty at every turn.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#12
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John, did you need chains driving through Rocky Mountains?

I drove to Vegas a few years ago in winter and saw a sign saying you need chains regardless of weather conditions. Made it sound like you'd get pulled over.

I traveled the southern route using I-40, not I-80.

I'm hoping to never use chains on my tires.
 
#14
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Three straight.

When in the company of my sisters, they keep me on the straight and narrow.

Next week, I'm on my own.

The constant begging (Collections 1 and 2) turns me off.

The Catholic Church is one of the richest institutions in the world, yet the priests are taught/trained to claim poverty at every turn.
The Mob could learn a thing or two from the Catholic Church....
 
#16
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I went a couple of times for XMAS eve....years down the road found out the priest ended up stealing the money and spending it at the boats....jesus always seems to need my money...no thanks
Remington has a nice loyal crowd for live racing
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#17
Re: Route 66

I never hear him but I assume former TVG host Chris Kotulak plays well to the Oklahoma faithful as a commentator at Remington Park.
 
#20
Re: Route 66

Three straight.

When in the company of my sisters, they keep me on the straight and narrow.

Next week, I'm on my own.

The constant begging (Collections 1 and 2) turns me off.

The Catholic Church is one of the richest institutions in the world, yet the priests are taught/trained to claim poverty at every turn.
Do sportsbooks here in Las Vegas that charge you to sit down turn you off?

As you go through life JK you will encounter a lot of things that turn you off.

Comprende?


Dave "The MeatMan" Scandaliato
 
#21
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I took the 40 going to Maine last year and thats basically rte 66 these days. I wont hit it this time around as I am going up through Colorado on the way over.

But I hit a few spots. The one I didnt and wished I had was Winslow Arizona but I was running a little late and wanted to hit Santa Rosa before midnight. I did stop at he petrified forest for a bit though which was just passed Winslow.

I will pick part of it up at St Louis but anything east of the Mississippi is meh. Those little shit towns in Az and NM are the best.

I am heading back to Maine with some stops along the way to slow it down and let it warm up Leaving Ca maybe Thursday now was going to be Wed. But no hurry to get east of the Rockies at this point.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#22
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Travel safely, Wanti.

I stopped at Jim Gray's Petrified Wood Company in Holbrook, Arizona.

Impressive store.
 

ChiTownJoe

EOG Dedicated
#23
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Walked 4 blocks...the mucus in my nose was frozen in 1 block, my jeans were frozen after 3 blocks, pure torture to be outside this morning...pit of misery.

Why would you leave relatively warm Las Vegas for Chicago JK?
 
#25
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Three straight.

When in the company of my sisters, they keep me on the straight and narrow.

Next week, I'm on my own.

The constant begging (Collections 1 and 2) turns me off.

The Catholic Church is one of the richest institutions in the world, yet the priests are taught/trained to claim poverty at every turn.
You mean they pass the collection plate around twice? What for?
 
#27
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Johnny............did u take a shot eating the steak @ the Big Texan
its free if you can eat it.

I know some big pricks that can eat..........they couldn't conquer that much steak

side note

THE ROUTE (66)

was a term i heard as a kid when degenerate gamblers
came up lame on there Tuesday meeting at the diner with the local book

When they didn't show up to pay...........we said "he must have hit THE ROUTE"
a nice way of saying a guy took it on the lamb.
 
#29
Re: Route 66

decided to go through colorado later so endd up on rt 66 this time around on it right now i flagstaff actually. i will be stopping in winslow tomorrow. doing the whole tourity thing. went around hoover dam and grand canyon today. was in vegas the past couple days. what a pitthat place is now. wow.
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#30
Re: Route 66

Timothy McVeigh loaded a Ryder truck with explosives and lit the fuse shortly after 9:00 on the morning of April 19, 1995.

The blast was so powerful the truck sank into a crater nearly seven feet deep.

McVeigh was eventually sentenced to death and he died by lethal injection in 2001.

His last meal: two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
The fact it happened on April 19 is no coincidence

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20. I know because so am I (How ironic my B-day is 4-20 and I have never touched that stuff and never will - but that is another topic)

My thought is: Things happen on/near April 20 to "honor the great man" Hitler. Columbine - April 20

These deranged lunatics know Hitler's B-day is April 20 so they choose to do things they think their hero would appreciate and approve of
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#31
Re: Route 66

Johnny............did u take a shot eating the steak @ the Big Texan
its free if you can eat it.

I know some big pricks that can eat..........they couldn't conquer that much steak

side note

THE ROUTE (66)

was a term i heard as a kid when degenerate gamblers
came up lame on there Tuesday meeting at the diner with the local book

When they didn't show up to pay...........we said "he must have hit THE ROUTE"
a nice way of saying a guy took it on the lamb.

Hello Joe.

The 72-ounce sirloin looked too big for me.

I ate a 27-ounce ribeye and I was stuffed.

Three people took the challenge in the 90 minutes I was there and all three failed to complete the meal in the allotted time (60 minutes).

Only five people completed the task in the two weeks prior to my visit.

And three of the five people weighed more than 300 pounds.

How do I know?

There's a winner's list in the front of the restaurant with several notes for each winner and one of the 300-pounders ate his 72-ounce steak and sides in 32 minutes.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#32
Re: Route 66

The fact it happened on April 19 is no coincidence

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20. I know because so am I (How ironic my B-day is 4-20 and I have never touched that stuff and never will - but that is another topic)

My thought is: Things happen on/near April 20 to "honor the great man" Hitler. Columbine - April 20

These deranged lunatics know Hitler's B-day is April 20 so they choose to do things they think their hero would appreciate and approve of

Sick minds, for sure.
 

Bagiant

EOG Dedicated
#33
Re: Route 66

I love that BIG TEXAN steakhouse. They have billboards all across the panhandle. How can you not stop there?
 
#35
Re: Route 66

Hello Joe.

The 72-ounce sirloin looked too big for me.

I ate a 27-ounce ribeye and I was stuffed.

Three people took the challenge in the 90 minutes I was there and all three failed to complete the meal in the allotted time (60 minutes).

Only five people completed the task in the two weeks prior to my visit.

And three of the five people weighed more than 300 pounds.

How do I know?

There's a winner's list in the front of the restaurant with several notes for each winner and one of the 300-pounders ate his 72-ounce steak and sides in 32 minutes.
A fella goes by PO69 accomplished the feat in 17 minutes inclusive of one entire pecan pie.

Stopped for White Castle on the way home.
 

Bucky

EOG Dedicated
#36
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Did you go by the infamous Cadillac Ranch? Terrific ride - did not see how you broke it up - with one or two overnight stays. The times I did it straight thru with a 22 hour drive was just too much.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#37
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Somehow missed the Cadillac Ranch but I'm going to make one more Route 66 trip before I seek another road trip.

All the Route 66 literature touts the Cadillac Ranch.
 
#38
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live 125 yards from part of the original route 66 here.

gotta do as much of the trip out west along what remains as possible someday
 
#39
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doing the whole tourist thing. hit the meteor crater, the corner in winslow arizona, stopped at a few trading posts, stopped on the continental divide, drove through old town albecrackie, and santa rosa.

not sure whats on the agenda for tomorrow so many tourist traps probably hit the dinosaur museum here in tucumcari. I have done quite a few of the things along the route I have driven it a few times now. Every time more and more places are shut down or torn down. anyone that cares about it is at least mid 40s and most in there 60s. dying americana.
 
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