Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 3 on Route 66

Still hot...drove 494 miles yesterday & 456 miles today - Oklahoma City, OK to 
Santa Rosa, NM. Expected Route 66 to be jammed with hasn't been, so far.
Heading for Albuquerque, NM, Winslow, AZ, the Painted Desert and end up in Williams, AZ. Monday is reserved for the Grand Canyon.

The Cherokee Trading Post had a lot of  souvenirs celebrating the American Indian, Route 66 & Oklahoma....not too tacky.

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK was a real surprise. Plenty of exhibits, history, nostalgia, souvenirs, a documentary film & a few old cars.

Volkswagen Beetles half-buried on the side of I-40 west of Oklahoma City.

Dale Oaks recommended The Big Texan restaurant in Amarillo, TX  for an excellent steak. We were not disappointed! This restaurant seats over 550 people & they were on a wait list at 2:30 in the afternoon. No....we did not try the 72 oz steak.

Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo, TX.
Spray painting graffiti on the Cadillacs is encouraged. Also getting photographed doing "OH-IO" is a big thing.

Locally world famous Blue Swallow Motel on Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM was a hit in the 50s because each unit had an attached garage.

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