4.24.2009

Route 66 - A Retro Ride

The vastness of the American West never ceases to amaze.
There's just a LOT of nothin'.

Therein lies the beauty.

Along the high way there are occasional outposts which beckon
and invite the traveler to pause . The signs promise the best
bar b que, the coldest beer and numerous "authentic" Indian
pots / blankets / trinkets.

But, the real draw is the nostalgia for another time ... .. . . a world of
Elvis and Diners and Drive In Movies.

You're lured by the old fashioned feeling ... . .
then reminded you won't miss out on your connected reality as you
settle down in the authentic wild west hotel and pop open your laptop.
(Why, of course we have Wi-Fi!)
There are moments when the line between current reality and nostalgic
ambiance blurs.
Reality: Yes, we have a Vacancy.
Nostalgia: No, we don't actually have rooms for $3.50 .
Guess which one is the tourist.

10 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a terrific spot!

I'm doing a collage camp with KCWillis of Lipstick Ranch and I'm looking for some tacky cool retro western stuff ... I bet I could find everything I need in that town!

Geesh. Route 66 . How old am I? That used to be my mother's favorite tv show (along with 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye), so I watched it every week!

Ingrid Mida said...

Was that a pink car on top of the roof?

Bayou Contessa said...

There's no question that you can get your kicks on Route 66!

Pearl Maple said...

Totally cool!
Fun to see this road trip from another blogger's eyes.

Liked your last post titled stitching as well, very creative.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I love road trips! When we moved from NYC to here we drove a giant moving truck and ate in the 'professional truckers' section of the diners cause we had a big rig! It was a hoot. Stopped in Nashville, and also Graceland. Such a great memory. Never got as far as the Grand Canyon though. Will do Route 66 one of these days. Now I know who to ask for pointers!
Catherine

Joy Logan said...

It's only been 40 years since I planned to drive out west and drift into the landscape!

Chrisy said...

So enjoyed your photos!

vicki archer said...

I have always wanted to do this drive - thank you for the trip on Route 66, xv

Paula Scott said...

My friend and I are headed to Sedona next week and heading out via Rt. 66. Any recommendations for that leg of the trip? Great shots by the way; love the tourist amongst the totem poles with Afghan!

Di Overton said...

I will one day visit the Wild West I promised myself years ago. I have done all the East side of America bu never crossed over to the West YET