Monday, November 3, 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
Tucumcari NM

March 2013 - Glen Rio NM

Russell's Truck & Travel Center is located on Historic Route 66, offers multiple services for truckers and drivers including showers.There is a complete grocery store, an authentic Route 66 Diner, a classic car and memorabilia museum, even a chapel.
This is a fantastic place to stop and take a break.

Next week I'll show some of the cars on display.


  1. For me it seems " very American" and nostalgic, like in old short stories -

  2. Quite an eclectic place! Obviously Pepsi is not welcome within a mile of the place.

  3. Neat place. Loved looking at all the old stuff. I played with a ferris wheel like that when I was small, over 70 years ago.

  4. What an awesome truck stop in Del Rio! So many fun things. And I love the front entrance!!!!

  5. What an awesome collection of memorabilia!!!

  6. Great diner stuff! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  7. Love. You sure have some eye candy to share.