Monday, August 4, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

Finally a home for all those photos I take of old items!!

Continuing with our travels along Route 66 featuring iconic motel signs and other landmarks.

November and December 2012 saw us taking our first winter sojourn away from cold and snowy Toronto. We drove across from Toronto to (eventually) Los Angeles and back in the spring of 2013. We made many stops along the towns of Route 66 on interstate 40.

Winter 2013 and spring 2014 saw us do the same trip but we took interstate 10, further south from Route 66.

In earlier years we had taken many vacations in California which also led to some Route 66 icons.

I am enjoying doing these posts as I research the hotels and motels along the way and learn many new things.
Wikipedia is usually my source.

The Glancy - Clinton OK
Blue Swallow Motel - Tucumcari NM
Wigwam Motel - Rialto CA
Holbrook AZ
El Rancho Hotel - Gallup NM
Will Rogers Hotel - Claremore OK
Bono's Fruit Stand - Fontana CA

November 2012 - Kingman AZ

We had visited Kingman back in 2004.

Kingman, the Heart of Historic Route 66 is one of the hidden treasures of Arizona, conveniently located on Interstate 40.

Built in 1954, the Hill Top occupies a high perch away from the rumble of trains. Rooms are clean with retro style, but modern amenities include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. In 2013, the motel received a Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program grant from the National Park Service to finance continued upgrades.

  Once the jewel of Kingman, the Hotel Beale catered to the passengers of the Santa Fe RR and travelers on Route 66. Located across Andy Devine Ave. from the old Santa Fe Depot in the historic Kingman downtown, it has fallen on hard times of late.


  1. Ramblin' Rose... what a perfect name!

  2. Here you go teasing me with all your Route 66 stuff. GREAT. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Love every one of these...great photos.

  4. sad that some of these great places will probably close up

  5. I am thoroughly enjoying your travels down Route 66. You have another great collections of signs. I'm partial to Mr. D'z and think Ramblin' Rose is perfect for your posts. Thank you so much for linking up!

  6. Such a perfect theme for Rubbish Tuesday, although most of the signs seem to be in really great shape and well maintained...but OLD does count. Love the Ramblin' Rose sign and Mr. D'z sure brings back memories of 'CarHop' Days. Visiting from Rubbish Tuesday #14.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  7. some great signs, i bet that steakhouse is yummy! love that last sign!

  8. Have not been anywhere in a long time, so truly enjoyed traveling the countryside with you.


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