To & From: The Route 66 Issue
A special issue dedidcated to Route 66.
To From A Special Edition To From 1 2 To From To From 3 how we ended up on Route 66 4 To From Like anything, it started with a dialog. Me: Hey Sparky, want to do a Route 66 trip this summer? Sparky: Sure. When? Me: Maybe around the 4th of July weekend? Sparky: Okay. Are we renting a car? Me: Sure...think they’ll charge us that bullsh*t fee again because we’re not married? And the rest they say, is history. While some people take 2-4 weeks to do the Route, we took 9 short days. We might have missed more than we should have, but we still have plenty to share. Hope you’ll agree. Diana Nguyen, Editor & Founder Photo: Alix Klingenberg To From 5 As it always does, our journey started in chicago 6 To From Photo: Alix Klingenberg Photo: Alix Klingenberg To From 7 8 To From From Chicago, we hopped over to Pontiac To From 9 One Cool Bus 10 To From To From 11 In Towanda, we came across a garage 12 To From belonging to one woman To From 13 14 To From This is commitment To From 15 Atlanta had a Bunyon of things 16 To From Atlanta, Illinois To From 17 Good afternoon, MR. Lincoln 18 To From To From 19 Lincoln,, Illinois. And we’re hare! Henry’s Rabbit Ranch 20 To From To From 21 22 To From Staunton, Illinois To From 23 24 To From We paid our respects to a few good Rabbits To From 25 26 To From Truth To From 27 28 To From Good-bye, Illinois. To From 29 Hello, Missouri 30 To From A great place for train (and plane) enthusiasts! Museum of Transportation (Kirkwood, Missouri) To From 31 It took us a long time to find Black Madonna Shrine&Grotto [But we felt blessed when we did] 32 To From Eureka, Missouri To From 33 This was easier for us to find. 34 To From To From Stanton, Missouri 35 Unfortunately, it was no longer in business Sigh 36 To From Any takers? To From 37 But the Jesse James Wax Museum was open 38 To From Have heard this before. They let our dog into the store. (Not sure if that is normal SOP, but we were grateful.) To From 39 Afterwards,we went to check out an alleged 40 To From Jesse James Hideout To From 41 42 To From Cuba, Missouri Things that caught our attention To From Fanning, Missouri43 44 To From Rolla, Missouri To From 45 Saw but didn’t drink at the Elbow Inn Devil’s Elbow, Missouri 46 To From For the Ultimate Road Trip To From 47 A Route 66 classic Lebanon, Missouri 48 To From Nighty night.... To From 49 The next day, we stopped at Gary Turnerâ€™s Gay ParitA Station 50 To From To From 51 Paris Springs, Missouri 52 To From To From 53 Worth the Stop! 54 To From To From 55 Hay you! 56 To From To From 57 It took an artist to create this Village Red Oak II Recommended stop by Gary Turner. It turned out to be one of the best places we saw. 58 To From To From 59 60 To From To From 61 62 To From Spot your state! To From 63 64 To From Keep your children here! To From 65 Want to go to the Movies? 66 To From Carthage, Missouri To From 67 Then grab something to eat 68 To From Loved the name Unfortunately, itâ€™s no longer in operation. ...before hitting the road again? To From 69 And just like that, we were in Kansas 70 To From To From 71 72 To From Galena, Kansas To From 73 74 To From To From 75 76 To From To From 77 78 To From To From 79 We stopped whenever we saw A sign Riverton,, Kansas 80 To From ...and a vintage Gas Pump Baxter Springs, Kansas To From 81 82 To From ...and cute Downtown areas To From 83 But we tried to avoid clowns [for the most part] 84 To From To From 85 OK, here we come! 86 To From To From 87 We found ourselves in a town called Commerce 88 To From To From 89 90 To From To From 91 92 To From To From 93 We really liked it here 94 To From To From 95 Welcome to Miami 96 To From To From Miami, Oklahoma 98 To From At one gas stop , we were happy to find this To From 99 Afton, Oklahoma 100 To From Ha. To From 101 Signs with Character Weâ€™re still in Afton 102 To From Vinita, Oklahoma To From 103 TiP : Route 66 is quiet on a Sunday (at least it was in this part of Oklahoma). 104 To From To From 105 Foyil, Oklahoma Totem Pole Park 106 To From To From 107 One Happy Whale 108 To From Catoosa, Oklahoma To From 109 110 To From To From 111 112 To From Sapulpa, Oklahoma To From 113 114 To From Definitely love the downtown areas of Route 66To From 115 116 To From Suddenly thirsty To From 117 118 To From And Hungry To From 119 This was a lovely place. 120 To From Feeling Lucky? Stroud, Oklahoma To From 121 122 To From To From 123 A place for the Book Lovers 124 To From Chandler, Oklahoma To From 125 126 To From Rock of Ages Farm in Arcadia, Oklahoma To From 127 128 To From An Old Station near Arcadia, Oklahoma To From 129 The Arcadia ROUND BARN Built in 1898 130 To From To From Arcadia, Oklahoma 131 132 To From This place was Soda Pop Galore So many flavors to choose from! To From 133 134 To From These were Interesting To From 135 136 To From Ah, so this is where our FLOUR comes from! To From Yukon, Oklahoma 137 Cherokee Trading 138 To From Post and Restaurant Clinton, Oklahoma To From 139 Oklahoma Route 66 Museum 140 To From To From 141 142 To From Sayre, Oklahoma We pondered upon a few quiet places on the Mother Road To From 143 Texola Oklahoma This town was VERY quiet! Later, we learned Texola is famous for its pies. 144 To From Shortly after this photo was taken, a dog chased us out of town True story To From 145 Howdy. 146 To From To From 147 148 To From Amarillo, Texas To From 149 If you think you could eat a 72-ounce steaK, this might be the place for you 150 To From To From 151 Cadillac Ranch: Bring some spray paint with you! 152 To From To From 153 154 To From To From 155 Arriving at the Halfway point 156 To From To From 157 158 To From Adrian, Texas To From 159 160 To From Glenrio, Texas We were the only ones here. Weâ€™ll call this a Ghost Town Moving forward! To From 161 162 To From Welcome to Moo new Mexico To From 163 Bathroom break 164 To From Endee, New Mexico To From 165 Motels along the way Tucumcari, New Mexico 166 To From To From 167 168 To From We heard this was the Best Sign on Route 66. Thereâ€™s truth to this rumor. To From 169 A few cool Vehicles Tucumcari, New Mexico 170 To From Santa Rosa, New Mexico To From 171 172 To From Just about every road in New Mexico was scenic To From 173 Downtown Santa Fe 174 To From To From 175 176 To From Next time, weâ€™re Traveling in one of these To From 177 Downtown Albuquerque 178 To From To From 179 180 To From Gallup, New Mexico Clark Gable slept here. I wish I had too. To From 181 We were so ecstatic to see you, Arizona Even if you were feeling temperamental on this particular day. 182 To From To From 183 This was a good first stop. Joseph City, Arizona 184 To From I think we were supposed to see Geronimo in this stump. To From 185 186 To From I loved this stop. To From 187 Williams,Arizona This was one of our favorite cities 188 To From To From 189 Mannequins are always effective [The coffee here is also excellent] 190 To From To From 191 Not a Route 66 stop, but the Grand Canyon is something you should work into your plans 192 To From To From 193 194 To From Seligman, Arizona To From 195 196 To From To From 197 198 To From Kingman, Arizona Iâ€™ll admit this sign made me giggle for no good reason To From 199 200 To From Just Driving Through To From 201 A town where Burros run free? Weâ€™re in! 202 To From Oatman, Arizona To From 203 Whoa, where did you come from? A shot through the car window. (Can you tell?) 204 To From To From Needles, California 205 206 To From To From 207 I really love Signs with character 208 To From Amboy, California To From 209 Iâ€™m also a fan of vintage Motel signs Barstow 210 To From Yucca Valley I like the funny and quirky ones too. Azusa San Bernardino To From 211 212 To From â€œMediterraneanâ€? used to be American-Chinese (I was bummed to see the change) To From 213 Wigwam Village Motel [Weâ€™re definitely staying here next time] Rialto, California 214 To From A motel room. To From 215 A store front for former orange vendors. [Itâ€™s a shame theyâ€™re no longer around.] 216 To From Fontana, California To From 217 218 To From We definitely made a wine Stop Rancho Cucamonga, California To From 219 Thereâ€™s something entrancing about a place called the Magic Lamp Inn 220 To From There was a classic car show in the Magic Lamp Inn parking lot on the HOT afternoon we were there. To From 221 Dinner and a movie Glendora, California 222 To From Azusa, California To From 223 Welcome to Los Angeles While these are not Route 66 landmarks, we couldnâ€™t resist these places 224 To From See the Hollywood sign? To From 225 sooo close to the end 226 To From To From 227 The beautiful Santa monica Pier 228 To From We made it! To From 229 There was a lot here! So we, humbly, thank you for following our journey. Thank you thank you thank you! 230 To From To From 231 To From 232 To From