I know I have been pretty quiet lately, but I was on vacation for two weeks! I had planned on blogging some while I was gone, but my laptop died the day after we left. I think I lost all of my pictures, PDF patterns (some I bought) and all of my files! I'm having to use my husband's laptop when I can. He had a work conference in CA and we decided to make a road trip out of it. On the way up there we went to Carlsbad Caverns (unfortunately the photos were lost on my laptop), San Diego Zoo, and ended in Anaheim where his conference was, we took RTE 66 home stopping at the Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon. Today I want to share with you my Rte 66 photos and my thoughts on some of the places we stopped. We only had five days for this part of the trip, so I'm sure we missed some great things.
Our first stop was at the Rte 66 museum in Victorville, CA. It was free and has some great photo ops! Here we are in an old Model-T Ford.
We ate at a historical diner for lunch, Mr. D's. I had a black cow which is chocolate ice cream in a coke, I thought it was really good but Chris did not like it. The diner was in Kingman, AZ at our next stop.
Our next stop was in Kingman, AZ for another museum. They had some great murals drawn on the wall. It was $4 each to get in. My husband decided to "take a nap" for this photo. He's wearing a Rte 66 camp shirt and baseball hat!
Excuse this terrible picture, but it was the best one of the earrings I got there. They were hand crafted by a local resident. Yes, they are hot dogs! Click on the picture for a better look.
We stayed at the Wigwam hotel in Holbrook, AZ the next night. I highly recommend this, it was so much fun! The buildings look like teepees and they have vintage cars displayed in the parking lot.
Here is the inside of our wigwam.
You can even buy their key fobs from the wigwams, which my husband did!
The next night we stayed in Grant, NM. They do not have anything of interest except maybe some abandoned hotels. We stayed at a cheap car motel. At least it was clean and my husband got a great picture of the rainbow, there were actually 2 rainbows!
There is a Rte 66 car museum in Santa Rosa, NM. If you like vintage cars you will love it! We don't know much about cars, but it was still interesting. Their gift shop has the best prices too!
We wasted three hours in Albuquerque, we did not find anything historical there. I wish we had not stopped there, we could have spent more time in Tucumcari, but everything closed at 5 and it was almost 5 when we got there. They are trying to get an official Rte 66 museum there.Our next stop was Tucumcari, New Mexico. They have murals all over town, at least two old gas stations, old semi's on display and more.
Our last stop was Amarillo, TX where we caught 287 to head on home. They have a few blocks on 6th street dedicated to Rte 66, but it is just antique shops with a few souvenirs thrown in.
I'll have to share picture from other parts of the trip at another time. We are going to have to finish up Rte 66 from TX to Chicago sometime - we had a blast, and the t-shirts to prove it!
I hope you are having a great summer too!