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Traveling Route 66 - May, 2005

During the 1960's two vagabonds, Buzz and Todd, played by Martin Milner and George Maharis traveled around the old Route 66,The Mother Road, in a 1962 Corvette. Of course, it was only on TV but it captured our imagination and I thought it would be cool to retrace the old highway, which also is a nostalgic icon of traveling to the west.
Gallery updated through Missouri - 5/16/05
Gallery updated through Kansas and Oklahoma - 5/17
Gallery updated through Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico - 5/18
As we travel through the southwest, the demise of the Mother Road becomes increasingly evident. Many items described as alive in the guide book we are using are not.
After a break to visit friends and a round of golf in Santa Fe, we are back in the saddle. Photo Ops seem to be getting rarer.
Gallery updated through New Mexico - 5/19&20.
Today we traveled into Arizona, stopping in Flagstaff for the day.
Galery updated through Arizona - 5/21
5/23
Yesterday we stayed in Williams, Az. and took the Grand Canyon Railway train to the Canyon. We hiked a short distance on the trail we will be going down to get to the river in August. I have a lot of work to do to get in shape.
Today, we completed our trip across Arizona and entered California. We spent almost all day on the old road and saw some of the most preserved stretches of the entire trip.
The highlight of the afternoon was crossing into California and driving through the Mohave Desert. HOT, HOT, HOT!
Gallery updated through 5/23
5/26
As I write this we are about to check out of our hotel in San Diego to deliver the Corvette to the transporter for its well deserved ride home. Pat and I will be flying home later today.
The official end of the trip occurred at 2:30 on 5/24 at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and Ocean Ave.
We spent a night near the pier and then drove to San Diego for a round of golf yesterday with a friend of Pat's brother-in-law.
Gallery updated as of 5/25.
THE END
The Route
The Route
Pat and Mike---the start
Pat and Mike---the start
Into Chicago
Into Chicago
Michigan and Adams
Michigan and Adams
Beginning of the Mother Road
Beginning of the Mother Road
The Beginning Sign
The Beginning Sign
Gemini Man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington
Gemini Man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington
Gas Station in Dwight
Gas Station in Dwight
Gas Station
Gas Station
Waiting for Gas in Odell
Waiting for Gas in Odell
Gas Station
Gas Station
Interior of Gas Staion
Interior of Gas Staion
Breakfast at the Wishing Well Cafe
Breakfast at the Wishing Well Cafe
Corvette on Abandoned Road
Corvette on Abandoned Road
Abandoned Lane
Abandoned Lane
Memory Lane in Lexington
Memory Lane in Lexington
Elbow Inn
Elbow Inn
Devils Elbow Bar
Devils Elbow Bar
Bar Sign
Bar Sign
Devils Elbow Ceiling
Devils Elbow Ceiling
Devils Elbow Bridge
Devils Elbow Bridge
Diamonds Restaurant is a Used Car Lot
Diamonds Restaurant is a Used Car Lot
Tri-County Restaurant
Tri-County Restaurant
Cedar Inn
Cedar Inn
Wagon Wheel Motel
Wagon Wheel Motel
Oops The Road Isn't There
Oops The Road Isn't There
66 Drive-In
66 Drive-In
Bills Service is No More
Bills Service is No More
Open 9am
Open 9am
Eisler Brothers Store--Riverton Kansas
Eisler Brothers Store--Riverton Kansas
Coleman Theatre-Miami (MY-AM-UH) Oklahoma
Coleman Theatre-Miami (MY-AM-UH) Oklahoma
Hotel and Funeral Home
Hotel and Funeral Home
Packard Service Here
Packard Service Here
Will Rogers Statue
Will Rogers Statue
Worlds Tallest Totem Pole
Worlds Tallest Totem Pole
Worlds Tallest Totem Pole and Mike
Worlds Tallest Totem Pole and Mike
Original Pavement Abandoned
Original Pavement Abandoned
The Road Goes Back to the Land
The Road Goes Back to the Land
Road to Nowhere
Road to Nowhere
Rock Cafe
Rock Cafe
Skyliner Motel Sign
Skyliner Motel Sign
Lincoln Motel Rents Cabins
Lincoln Motel Rents Cabins
With Cable Fridge and Phone
With Cable Fridge and Phone
Need Gas
Need Gas
Arcadia Round Barn
Arcadia Round Barn
Lucilles, Hydro,Oklahoma
Lucilles, Hydro,Oklahoma
U Drop Inn, Shamrock, Texas
U Drop Inn, Shamrock, Texas
Trade Winds Inn Where Elvis Stayed
Trade Winds Inn Where Elvis Stayed
Room 215 where Elvis stayed
Room 215 where Elvis stayed
Restaurant For Sale
Restaurant For Sale
Route 66 Museum, Clinton,OK
Route 66 Museum, Clinton,OK
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
Cadillac Ranch
Cadillac Ranch
GoodYear Past Its Prime
GoodYear Past Its Prime
Cadillac Ranch Backside
Cadillac Ranch Backside
Rusty Old Oil Well Still Works
Rusty Old Oil Well Still Works
Blue Swallow has 100% Refrigerated Air
Blue Swallow has 100% Refrigerated Air
Alas, The Blue Swallow Is For Sale
Alas, The Blue Swallow Is For Sale
Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari, New Mexico
Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari, New Mexico
Not Much Going On - Here are a couple of Windmills
Not Much Going On - Here are a couple of Windmills
Club Cafe is Gone - Santa Rosa NM
Club Cafe is Gone - Santa Rosa NM
Divers in the Blue Hole - Santa Rosa
Divers in the Blue Hole - Santa Rosa
Who Ever Heard of Skin Diving in the Desert
Who Ever Heard of Skin Diving in the Desert
On the Road to Santa Fe
On the Road to Santa Fe
Dinner at Las Campanas with our Hosts and friends
Dinner at Las Campanas with our Hosts and friends
Early Morning in Santa Fe
Early Morning in Santa Fe
Our Home for a Night - Sure beats the Holiday Inn
Our Home for a Night - Sure beats the Holiday Inn
Taking a Break - Golf at Las Campanas
Taking a Break - Golf at Las Campanas
View from the Clubhouse
View from the Clubhouse
Mt. Wheeler from Santa Fe
Mt. Wheeler from Santa Fe
Pat at Campanilla in Santa Fe
Pat at Campanilla in Santa Fe
The Old Route Goes Through Santa Fe
The Old Route Goes Through Santa Fe
Budville Trading Co For Sale by Owner
Budville Trading Co For Sale by Owner
Lava Fields Outside McCarty NM
Lava Fields Outside McCarty NM
El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, NM
El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, NM
El Rancho Lobby
El Rancho Lobby
El Rancho sign
El Rancho sign
El Morro Theatre
El Morro Theatre
Pawn
Pawn
Patriotism
Patriotism
Wigwam Hotel - Holbrook, Az
Wigwam Hotel - Holbrook, Az
Winslow, Az
Winslow, Az
La Posada Hotel, Winslow, Az
La Posada Hotel, Winslow, Az
Art
Art
Painted Desert
Painted Desert
Spring in the Painted Desert
Spring in the Painted Desert
Newspaper Rock
Newspaper Rock
Blue Mesa - Painted Desert
Blue Mesa - Painted Desert
Petrified Forest
Petrified Forest
Petrified Forest
Petrified Forest
On The Road to Flagstaff
On The Road to Flagstaff
Hotel Monte Vista - Flagstaff
Hotel Monte Vista - Flagstaff
Tall Signs
Tall Signs
Sending the Train Off
Sending the Train Off
On the Track
On the Track
Marshall on Board
Marshall on Board
Grand Canyon Station
Grand Canyon Station
Photographer at Work
Photographer at Work
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Trail
Hiking the Trail
Hiking the Trail
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Our Train
Our Train
Train Robbers
Train Robbers
Grand Canyon Hotel
Grand Canyon Hotel
Rod's Steak House
Rod's Steak House
Williams, Az
Williams, Az
The Rest of the Trip is on the Sign
The Rest of the Trip is on the Sign
Wide Open Spaces
Wide Open Spaces
On the Road to Seligman
On the Road to Seligman
Snow Cap Drive In
Snow Cap Drive In
Tourists in Seligman
Tourists in Seligman
Desotos
Desotos
Kingman
Kingman
The Road to Oatman
The Road to Oatman
Tow Truck on the Way to Oatman
Tow Truck on the Way to Oatman
Oatman Hotel
Oatman Hotel
Crossing the Colorado and into California
Crossing the Colorado and into California
The Mohave is HOT
The Mohave is HOT
Another Landmark Closed
Another Landmark Closed
The Steeple Says it All
The Steeple Says it All
El Rancho Hotel - Barstow
El Rancho Hotel - Barstow
Barstow RR Depot Now a Museum
Barstow RR Depot Now a Museum
Bottle Tree Forest
Bottle Tree Forest
On the Road to L.A.
On the Road to L.A.
Another Tee Pee Hotel
Another Tee Pee Hotel
Golden Spur
Golden Spur
We Reach L.A.-Smog and All
We Reach L.A.-Smog and All
Entering Santa Monica
Entering Santa Monica
The Official End of the Trip
The Official End of the Trip
Pat
Pat
Mike
Mike
Our Trusty Steed
Our Trusty Steed
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Entrance
Santa Monica Pier Entrance
Pier in Early Morning Fog
Pier in Early Morning Fog
Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel
Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel
Ocean Lodge Hotel
Ocean Lodge Hotel
Celebrating the End of the Journey
Celebrating the End of the Journey
The Travelers with Pat's Friend Mike Marty
The Travelers with Pat's Friend Mike Marty
Surfer Truck - THE END
Surfer Truck - THE END