Monday, September 15, 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.

A trip to Chicago gave us another Route 66 photo op.

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

November 2012 - Elk City OK

Elk City is located on Interstate 40 and Historic U.S. Route 66 in western Oklahoma, approximately 110 miles (180 km) west of Oklahoma City and 150 miles (240 km) east of Amarillo, Texas.

Darn, wish we had stopped at the 66 Sweet Spot!!!
Home of the original Salty Frog snow cone, a delicious blend of sweet kiwi and lime, 66 Sweet Spot serves delicious glazed doughnuts, cake doughnuts, kolaches and soft-serve ice cream.

Given that Historic U.S. Route 66 runs through Elk City, a sprawling museum complex has developed, which includes the National Route 66 Museum, the Old Town Museum, the Transportation Museum, the Farm and Ranch Museum, and the Blacksmith Museum. Each museum is housed in separate buildings, which altogether depict a mock up of early Elk City, complete with general stores, bank, a railroad depot and train caboose, opera house, and other buildings.



  1. Excellent shots! The museum aspect of it all I like.

  2. Your Route 66 trip keeps going and going. I hope that it never ends. Tom

  3. i love your route 66 series...we stopped in elk city when we were moving from san diego to missouri! heard our very first emergency broadcast on the radio there too, tornado warning!

  4. My, I did not realize so m any interesting sights were on Route 66.

  5. The signage is awesome. Love the pistols and I want to know what a salty frog is. Again I am entralled by your series!

    1. It is a snow cone made with a delicious blend of sweet kiwi and lime.

  6. Wow what great shots and so much to see here. I enjoyed all of these very much.


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