Thursday, November 30, 2006

Meramec Caverns, Stanton (MO)

Time for a short sidetrip today with this look at the entrance of the Meramec Caverns known as the Jesse James hideout.
This attraction is not located right on Route 66. You have to go for about 4 miles to the south on Highway W when you're in Stanton to see them.

Here is the link for the official site of the caverns :

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Polk-a-Dot Drive-In, Braidwood (IL)

Two pics today to introduce the Polk-a-Dot, another landmark of the Mother Road in Illinois. This Drive-in is located on old Route 66 (Front St.) as you enter the small town of Braidwood.

Here is the official Link of the Polk-a-Dot :

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bagdad (CA)

This is such a strange pic. Apart of the railroad tracks, a lone tree is all that remains of the town of Bagdad that used to be located right in the middle of the Mojave desert before being totally abandoned and demolished. On this stretch of the road, you can still feel the sensation of being the last man on earth...

Route 66 is definitely full of surprise...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Twin Arrows Trading Post (AZ)

Long closed Trading post located next to the I-40 (exit 219) on an old alignment of the Mother Road.
The arrows are in bad state of repair, and could soon disappear...

Friday, November 24, 2006

Route 66 Mural, Tucumcari (NM)

This is the first pic of a Route 66 mural posted on this blog. This one is located in downtown Tucumcari. Numerous murals like this one can be found along the Mother Road. I'll post other ones in some next updates.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Phillips Route 66 Station, McLean (TX)

I'm back with some updates by now and it begins with this pic of the first Phillips Route 66 Station located in the town of McLean. Constructed in 1928.

To learn more about this vintage spot of the Mother Road, click on this link :

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rock Cafe, Stroud (OK)

Two pics in one today with this look at the Rock Cafe located on Route 66 in the town of Stroud. When I was there in July, the front of the Cafe was decorated with some "Cars" movie items.

Here is the link for the official website of the Rock Cafe :

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Munger Moss Motel, Lebanon (MO)

This motel is a must overnight stop for all Mother road travelers. Some rooms are decorated with Route 66 memorabilia.

Here is the official link of the Munger Moss :