Day 1: Arrival in Chicago

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Today our trip begins! We arrived at Heathrow at around 5am. We had a stroll through the airport checked our bags etc and after minimal waiting around we boarded and set off. The plane seemed pretty old and only had shared over head screens, one being almost directly above us and the other being pretty far away. We shared our three seat section with a nice girl called Sarah from Florida. The flight felt pretty long but we landed ahead of schedule. Getting through O’Hare International was also a simple affair. As soon as we stepped outside the heat hit us! It was late morning by now (US time) but it was seriously hot. After a short wait we jumped on a bus that took us to the National car rental office. We had a good chat with the rental lady who I think liked us as she sent us over to the lot and said we could pick any mid sized SUV we wanted. We picked a white 4×4 Jeep. I stepped up for the drive to the hotel. The jeep seems pretty nice to drive and is well equipped with USB ports, AUX and even SD reader and …

Road Trip! – Route 66

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  On Saturday 23rd July 2016, CJ and I fly to and land in Chicago, to begin our road trip adventure. We will be in the USA for 22 days before we fly home from San Francisco. Our planned route (above) is about 3000 miles and will take us along the majority of what remains of the famous Route 66, the Highway of America, The Mother Road. Along the route we have planned a visit to the Grand Canyon and a short detour to Las Vegas for a couple of nights. After we reach the Santa Monica pier, which marks the end of Route 66, we travel up to Yosemite National Park where we will cross the Sierras through Yosemite on the way to San Francisco. While in San Fran, we have booked an Alcatraz tour and intend to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge. We have booked a total of four hotels for this trip so we hope to find lodging as we go or at worst, sleep in the car although I really hope it doesn’t come to this. I intend to publish a new post every day with a map showing our progress but this depends on my …