Monday, October 13, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday

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

Cotton Boll - Canute OK
Route 66 Museum - Clinton OK
El Rancho Hotel - Gallup NM
Will Rogers Hotel - Claremore OK
Bono's Fruit Stand - Fontana CA
Kingman AZ
Erick OK
Santa Rosa NM - cars
Santa Rosa NM

Shamrock TX

Vega TX
Elk City OK
McLean TX

McLean TX
Gallup NM

November 2012 - Gallup NM

More photos from Gallup.

Cowboy Muffler Man located on top of the building at John's Used Autos a block off Route 66 in Gallup.


  1. It looks like a town filled with oddities!

  2. Have not had a vacation in a long time. I feel like you took me on a very interesting one. Thanks for the journey.

  3. Once again some great finds. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. I love all these old things....great photos.

  5. I wonder what the cowboy used to be holding! great signage!

  6. Love everything Rt 66! Love your posts!

  7. i always enjoy these posts!! i have a muffler man from roanoke i posted a while back! did you see him?

  8. Looks like a fun place. I would have loved to see Route 66 in its heyday!

  9. Love all these signs, but especially that huge cowboy and indian. Lovin' this trip!

  10. Thank you Jackie , for sharing your wonderful trips. I love the cowboy and Indian too. You certainly do have a massive collection of photos .


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