Historic Route 66

November 7, 2013 § 1 Comment

For 6 hours yesterday and another 6 today we have been driving East on Route 66. From the high desert of eastern New Mexico,  the Texas Panhandle, all across Oklahoma and tonight the Ozarks in Missouri, we saw deep America on this mythical road.

One could say there’s nothing to see from a highway, at least nothing spectacular. Flat dry plains interspaced between occasional clusters of truck stops, gas stations, fast food restaurants and motels, a couple of spruced up old fashioned diners for the nostalgics of 66 complete with oldies music in the bathrooms, the ubiquitous fireworks superstore and adults megastores, it’s a treeless landscape studded with wind turbines, cell towers, telegraph poles, giant white crosses, tall Phillips 66 poles or American flags: Historic Route 66.

Oldies Nostalgia

Oldies Nostalgia, Clines Corner Restaurant.

Patterns on a table and a glass of milk, Route 66

Patterns on a table and a glass of milk, Clines Corner, New Mexico on Route 66.

Big Vern's Steakhouse

Big Vern’s Steakhouse, Shamrock, Texas.

History on a historic road

History on a historic road.

Landscape of the Oklahoma Heartland

Landscape of the Oklahoma Heartland.

A place to spend hard earned money. Joplin, Missouri.

A place to spend hard earned money. Joplin, Missouri.

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