United States of America · 10 Days · 128 Moments · September 2017

Route 66 - September 2017


23 September 2017

Airport in Ok City.

22 September 2017

Dinner with Mike and Minanmi
Route 66
Last stop Route 66 Museum Clinton Ok
We are in Oklahoma
Tesla fill behind U-Drop in SHAMROCK TX
U-Drop Inn and Tower Service Station. Part of inspiration in Cars movie
Stopped at rest area outside of Amarillo, TX. Sign outside said "danger rattlesnake" and there was a room for tornado Shelia
Semi truck carrying a wind turbine
Leaning Water Tower of Texas
At lunch we were serenaded by a Texan. We asked him to sing Amarillo by Morning. He knows the person that wrote the storing
Stopped for lunch at the famous Big Texan restaurant. Famous for free 72 oz steak $72 if you don't finish the steak, roll, salad and 3 shrimp.
Cadillac Ranch the pain on the Texas magnet is from the paint from the cars. The owners wide died a few years ago and the owner a few months ago with no heirs.
French rent land for turbines $8,000-$10,000 a year. Google invested $200 million Fran calls it prairie pollution
Fran, the owner of Was the inspiration to Flo in cars. She owned Cafe at the time
Midpoint in our journey

21 September 2017

Coolest
Neon sign Route 66, Tumcumcari New Mexico
Quick stop in Santa Rosa New Mexico to see the Route 66 Museum and fill up.
Roadrunner never state bird
Pinon tree. Tree on state
Largest adobe church in the us
Canyon road. 1 mile 90 art galleries
Turtoise blue color windows keep evil spirits out
Adobe homes canyon Road
Sante Fe isn't 2nd largest art area next to NY
Historic home 1840. Now restaurant
Santa Fe Plaza. The Sante Fe trail was the first area to receive Anglo's in this area
Cut throat trout. City
Tram ride around Santa Fee New Mexico 1 1/2 Hr ride
Rio Grande. Albuquerque New Mexico
Stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Historic Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pop has been in a lot of pain 😂. Last night was the worst. He slept in a straight back chair part of the night. Hooray that he will see pain management team Monday.

20 September 2017

Start of the Los Lunas Loop on 66 in New Mexico
Crossed the continental divide
Jerry's Cafe Mexican in New Mexico for lunch. Very spicy salsa. Really good bread (similar to fry bread but better)
El Rancho, Gallup, New Mexico
New Mexico
Purchased Navajo Indian jewelry. The road runner was made by the son of the lady in the photo. She weaves rugs from all natural wool. Her husband received a Silver Medal during WII helping with advances in Ivajima
Petrified Forest Cafe
Petrified Forest Painted Dessert $20
Petrified Forest Painted Desert
Went to breakfast at Tom and Suzie's that we found on Yelp (yes, I use yelp!) last night before we stopped at the Wigwam's for the night

19 September 2017

Jack Rabbit Trading Post Winslow AZ
Stopped for dinner at Mexican restaurant in Winslow AZ
Standing on the corner of Winslow Arizona - 2nd and Kingsley
Walnut Canyon Bridge, Winona, AZ
End of road Route 66
Road kill Cafe
Roadkill Cafe seligman, AZ
Radiator Springs from the movie Cars, Grand Canyon Caverns Peach Springs
Hackberry General Store
The Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center
Stopped at Walgreens for a drink fill up and created a cover for the iPad cover for the dash
Morning briefing and route of the days drive

18 September 2017

Dinner. Hooray!! Skillet dinner
Pass
Oatman
Roys
Amboy Crater, Ambiy, CA
Ludlow. Cafe
Buffalo Burger at the Baghdad Cafe
Baghdad Cafe When we first arrived it took some time to get our drink order. The waitress made a comment about drinking on the job while she went out to smoke. Then came in to take our order. Another couple had already decided not to stay. Our waitress was so interesting. -Jody and Lola shared a buffalo burger, very good -Jimmy got a tuna salad sandwich -Robert got a fish plate. While we were waiting for the food (slow service) a group of younger people came in visiting from Paris. They were all wearing Levi shirts and red, white, and blue bandannas - they watched too many movies When they were making his platter Lola heard the waitress, who was also the cook asked another person if she picked the fish or the chicken - haha. Then after Robert received his plate the waitress came and asked if it was fish he was eating or chicken? Then she came out again with the bag of fish and chicken and asked again. What a hoot. You can't make this stuff up. Best experience of the trip.
Jimmy saw a roadrunner outside the hotel this morning
Calico Ghost Town
Route 66 Mother Road Museum

17 September 2017

California Route 66 Museum
Summit Inn
Fair Oaks Pharmacy soda Fountain
Court House Pasadena
Gelato machine in a parking garage in Pasadena
Hat shopping in Pasadena
Arroyo Seco Parkway
Chatting with a local at Randy's. She says the maple bacon is her favorite
Randy's Donuts, Inglewood, CA
Stayed at Hampton Inn & Suites Agoura Hills, CA Headed to Randy's Donuts

16 September 2017

Sunset Santa Monica
Capital Records
Dolby theater
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Hollywood sign
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Robert, Jimmy and I had fish tacos. Lola had a fish or shrimp Po Boy
Route 66 - end at Santa Monica Pier
And Route 66 begins
Santa Monica Pier
Robert and Lola at Jax flying out.

15 September 2017

Watching the beautiful sunset while waiting for dinner at Rock & Fish Manhattan Beach
Venice Beach
Driving the Pacific Coast Highway from Anaheim/ Santa Ana, Long Beach, Redondo Beach to Santa Monica
Long Beach
Boy, Jimmy had a job pushing me in the wheelchair. He was struggling and in pain. Once we got our bags he hopped on a rental bus to pick up the car while I waited outside with the bags. Beautiful evening, 70ish degrees and sunny.
The Holiday Inn Express Resort in Anaheim was clean, looked new and had comfortable beds

14 September 2017

Jimmy got some advice for Sushi dinner from a couple guys at the hotel front desk. We ate at Odori
Welcome to Los Angeles, CA parking lot. Got into airport and on the road by 5:30 pm Found out the complete stop was due to a fire on the side of the road
Curtis picked us up to drive us to the airport Headed to Vegas then on the LA