It has come to the point where Stay on US Route 6; Your Guide To All 3,652 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6 has been available long enough for readers to actually plan and execute a coast to coast trip based on it. For the most part, I have no way of knowing how many people have or plan to actually do this. But thanks to "Google Alerts" I can find those who do and then write about it.
The first person to do so is a biker named "Rambler" Steve Austin who penned this account of his trip from the beaches of California to the beaches of Cape Cod.
Stumbling along the back roads of discovery is OK, but guided discovery along that same road will often prevent missing some of the more important areas along the way like the World’s Largest Ball of String or, in the case of Route 6, the World’s Largest Ball of Stamps. You might even learn a little-known historical fact like Plymouth Rock being the Pilgrims’ second landfall, not their first. I enlisted the aid of a book entitled Stay on Route 6, by Malerie D Yolen-Cohen, to help me with this research. Actually, she had already done the research—I just needed to read her book. The author traveled Route 6 from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Long Beach, California, so I had to reverse all the directions, but she had all of the little tidbits I might have missed including directions through Los Angeles along the original route.
Thanks Rambling Steve! See you on Six!