Ramblin' with Hampton on Route 66


Hampton and I pausing for a few pics on our 2,500 mile cross country adventure.

Saturday, October 30, 2021 my furry co-pilot, Hampton and I loaded our tiny but remarkably roomy black Hyundai Venue with everything we couldn’t cram into 2 U-Pack cubes to depart the leafy suburbs of Savannah, Georgia, and move west. It was literally, “California here we come right back where we started from.” Hampton is a superb traveler. His first roadie ever was same trip in reverse from west coast to east back in September of 2017.


Long story short, we arrived safely at our west coast digs on Wednesday, November 3. Those who simply wish to see pics from our trip, feel free to stop here. Those who appreciate a longer tale about our cross country adventure with some lowdown on Route 66, read on…

Over 5 days, we drove 2,530.9 miles, across 10 states: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. We crossed The Ozarks, The Mississippi River, and Great Plains. As Arlo Guthrie put it, we “rolled along past houses, farms and fields,” and the vast grandeur of the American landscape.