Thursday, August 31, 2006

Old Route 66 (NM)

Today, let's take a look at a very old section of the Mother Road. The one you can see on this pic is the old alignment that goes from Cuervo and joins the NM 156 to Santa Rosa. You need a high clearance vehicle to ride on this part of Old 66. Don't miss it if you can do it! This section is one of the most adventurous and "out of time" stretch of the entire Road !

Back to Arizona tomorrow...with a must stop in a particular motel...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Old Route 66, Mc Lean (TX)

here is an old (closed) segment of Route 66 that goes out of Mc Lean. This pic was taken looking east. This old alignment of the road joins the one that goes to Alanreed. At this location, we are at the border of the I-40.

Let's stay on old road tomorrow... that's too exciting!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Round Barn, Arcadia (OK)

Here is a pic of the Round Barn in Arcadia, the only one of that kind that is situated along Route 66. You can visit their own website to learn much about this particular place at this adress :

Let's try to find some old alignment of the Mother Road tomorrow in Texas...

Monday, August 28, 2006

Galena Museum (KS)

Here is a pic of the Galena Museum in Kansas. This place located in an old railroad depot is filled with Route 66 and Galena Mining memorabilia.

Let's take a look at a barn known for its shape tomorrow in Oklahoma...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

John's Modern Cabins (MO)

Here are the abandoned John's Modern Cabins. Located on an old alignment of Route 66 known as Sugartree Outer Road (dead-end) between Doolittle and Hooker in the Ozarks . The cabins sits near the Vernell's Motel.

These "modern cabins" are a very interesting remnant of what was The Moter Road in it's heyday.

Right Through kansas tomorrow with a look at some museum...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lou Mitchell's (IL)

This is Lou Mitchell's restaurant. Located on Jackson Blvd in downtown Chicago. This is the perfect place for having breakfast before hitting the road. They're making their own Bakery and it is known as one of the best breakfast restaurant in the states.

Let's take a look at some abandoned "modern place" tomorrow in Missouri...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Bagdad Cafe (CA)

This is Bagdad Cafe where the film of the same name has been shot int he 80's. The Cafe is not located in Bagdad (where is nothing left than a tree beside the railroad tracks) but is situated along Route 66 in The town of Newberry Springs.

Don't hesitate to have lunch in this "out of time" place. Good food and friendly staff!

Tommorow, back to the beginning of the Mother Road with a look at a famous establishment in Chicago...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Old Route 66 (AZ)

Old alignment of Route 66 that winds to the limit of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. The pic (looking west) was taken after the crossing of the bridge of the Dead River where is situated the Old Painted Desert Trading Post that will be the subject of a post soon on this blog.

This old alignment can be found on the "Pinta Road" exit of the I-40.

Want to be a movie star ? Ok, we'll take a look at a famous movie place tommorow...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Blue Swallow Motel (NM)

To celebrate the first neon sign posted on this blog, what else could be better than the one of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari ?

This motel built in the late 30's is perfectly maintained by Bill Kinder and Terry Johnson.

A Route 66 trip could not be complete without a overnight stop in this Mother Road icon.

Here is the Hotel website :

Tommorow, We'll take a old alignment of Route 66 in Arizona... don't get lost 'til that.

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Big Texan (TX)

Are you feeling very very hungry today?

Well, if it's the case, you can try to eat this 72 oz. steak at the famous Big Texan Restaurant in Amarillo. If you can eat it in an hour, you get it for free!

Oh, and no, ...I didn't try it...

Humm... I suppose you can say we'll be in New Mexico on Tuesday where we'll take a look at one of the most interesting motel on Route 66.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Blue Whale (OK)

Today, let's take a look at the Blue Whale located in the City of Catoosa. This was an attraction that was part of a recreation area now closed. This Whale was, at the origin, a birthday gift created by a man for his wife who collected whale figures in the early 70's.

The Blue Whale of Catoosa became an icon of Route 66.

Tomorrow, we'll take a look at something big in Texas...

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Rainbow Bridge (KS)

Altough Kansas owns only 13 miles of the Mother Road, this State has one of the most well preserved bridge of Route 66.

Here is the Rainbow bridge, built in 1923 and preserved by the Kansas Route 66 Association.

Tommorow, we'll be in Oklahoma with something blue (no, not the moon...)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Devil's Elbow (MO)

Today, we have a pic from the old steel truss bridge of Devil's elbow that crosses the Big Piney River. The bridge is dated from the early days of Route 66. It's location is in the Ozarks.

You like bridges ? ok, let's take a look at another one in Kansas tomorrow...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Odell Station (IL)

So here is the first pic :

Standard Oil Station in Odell (IL). Built in 1932, closed in 1975. Preserved by the Route 66 Association of Illinois.

Be there tomorrow for a pic taken somewhere in Missouri...

welcome !

Welcome to my brand new Route 66 website dedicated to the trip I made last July on the entire road. On this site you will find one new pic posted per day...

Hope you'll enjoy it you 66 travellers and others too...