Monday, February 17, 2014

Mellow Yellow on Route 66

Connecting to Monday Mellow Yellows
and Blue Monday

On my trip south, I made a quick stop in Vegas to buy a lunch to go and flowers for my father's grave.  

Drove on a new road (it was new to me since I had not been in that area for more than 12 years) next to Lake Mead, what a view!

And at Kingman, AZ

I had no idea that Route 66 was in Northern Arizona until I just ran into it.  What fun for me, I remember the old TV series about Route 66 and the song.  "Get your kicks on route 66." Anyone else remember those day?

On my way home, I also ate at a Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ which claimed to have been open when Route 66 was popular - I believe it, it was a very old place and only took cash.

Let me see now, I've been to LA, Kingman and Flagstaff, St. Louis and Chicago.  Looks like I need to visit New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.  I have been to Kansas and swore I would never drive through that windy flat boring state.


My name is Riet said...

What a great trip, i love your photo's

SmilingSally said...

Hello Ruth,

Yes, I remember the TV show and I remember the song, "Route 66." Thanks for sharing.

Happy 1st Blue Monday!

Anne said...

You're quite an adventurer arent you Ruth? I'd love to do the whole route 66 with Tony !

Norma Ruttan said...

oh, yes, I remember the song, TV show and the route itself because my grandmother took a cousin and me on a trip to New Mexico via route 66 in the mid-1950s!

NanaDiana said...

Quite a road trip for you! Yes- I remember that song and Route 66. We have taken part of it in our travels. It ran from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast. Diana

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

WE made this trip last year from Toronto to Las Vegas.

This year we stopped in Florida for 3 weeks so we came on highway 10.

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a lovely road trip.....Heidi

NatureFootstep said...

that´s quite a distance to drive. I live in Sweden, but sure, Route 66 iw well known. :)

orvokki said...

Wauu .. that was a long trip. How many kilometers did you drive.?
Yes, I remember Route 66, it was very popular in Finland in old times.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Looks like an intriguing trip. Love the views in the first two photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

The palm trees look very inviting to me at the moment. ;))

Anni said...

I remember the song but not the TV serie, I guess we didn't broadcast it in Sweden.
You've made an interesting trip!

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