Monday, October 27, 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
Gallup NM
Gallup NM
Tucumcari NM

November 2012 and March 2013 - Tucumcari NM

Another visit in Tucumcari known as the Gateway to New Mexico. Some of these photos were taken as we headed eastbound in March 2013.




















6 comments:

  1. What strikes me is how vastly different the terrain is.

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  2. That snazzy Rt 66 sign is amazing!!! Love the old signs and buildings and the history they represent, but my favorite things are those two amazing murals....well and that snazzy sign! (smile) Great post!

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  3. It's awesome that you can still see so much of the old style stops! Great shots.

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  4. these are all great...really love that old ranch house cafe sign with the old truck!

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  5. Love the name Danford Dan's. Nice modern Route 66 sign. That mural is amazing! As always really enjoyed your post!

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  6. oh wow, love all the old gas stations and their signs and that mural is great.

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