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Route 66

Post by Martin Hash » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:04 pm

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Everybody says they’ve been on part of Route 66, “Mother Road,” “Main Street of America,” and considering it’s 2,448 miles long, and traverses over two-thirds of the U.S. through 8 States, that seems likely. Older people especially are enamored with the mythology of Route 66 from songs and TV shows while we were growing up; plus, we were all forced to read “Grapes of Wrath” in Jr. High. The route is marked and many small towns owe their continued existence to tourists traveling through. Some of these places only have a few visitors a day, so they’re sincerely anxious to talk; for my wife, Gwynne, that’s good; for me, yikes.

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Along Route 66 are dozens of tiny museums, and plenty of places to buy antiques, so it also appeals to inveterate collectors, like me, who want old glasses for our cupboards, old campaign buttons for our pinback displays, and piggy-banks like we used to have as a kid. Of course, there's a Route 66 passport, stops that will give you a stamp in your book & a gift if you visit. For obsessive compulsives, it's a must have, plus you get free pins, postcards, refrigerator magnets, a whole lot of stuff you'd never buy but it sure feels good to get it for free.

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Re: Route 66

Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:14 pm

Sounds like fun, I'm like your wife, I'd just like to talk to the people, salt o' the earth.
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Re: Route 66

Post by C-Mag » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:25 pm

Last Spring I stumbled across this Route 66 beauty. The Shamrock Texas Conoco station.
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The well maintained structure just puts you in another time and place immediately.
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Re: Route 66

Post by Haumana » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 pm

C-Mag wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Last Spring I stumbled across this Route 66 beauty. The Shamrock Texas Conoco station.
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The well maintained structure just puts you in another time and place immediately.
It looks Arabic. Where is my prayer mat? Which way is East again? :lol: :lol:

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Re: Route 66

Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm

Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 pm


It looks Arabic. Where is my prayer mat? Which way is East again? :lol: :lol:
Nah. That's called Art Deco. The U-Drop Inn and Tower Station.

Designed by John Nunn and J. C. Berry. In 1935. That was the style in America in the 1930's.
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Re: Route 66

Post by Haumana » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:40 pm

Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 pm


It looks Arabic. Where is my prayer mat? Which way is East again? :lol: :lol:
Nah. That's called Art Deco. The U-Drop Inn and Tower Station.

Designed by John Nunn and J. C. Berry. In 1935. That was the style in America in the 1930's.
:lol: :lol: :lol: That's what I count on. No funny stuff with you. It is or it wasn't. Joke be damned.

Now get those Boots back as your avatar. That shit was inspiring. Hoooo fucking rah.

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Re: Route 66

Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 pm

Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:38 pm


It looks Arabic. Where is my prayer mat? Which way is East again? :lol: :lol:
Nah. That's called Art Deco. The U-Drop Inn and Tower Station.

Designed by John Nunn and J. C. Berry. In 1935. That was the style in America in the 1930's.
:lol: :lol: :lol: That's what I count on. No funny stuff with you. It is or it wasn't. Joke be damned.

Now get those Boots back as your avatar. That shit was inspiring. Hoooo fucking rah.
Nah, I'm done with those boots, I'm shucking the Mounties off and doing my own thing now.
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Re: Route 66

Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:42 pm

The Mounties are going to confiscate my AR; fuck them.

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Re: Route 66

Post by Haumana » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:51 pm

Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm


Nah. That's called Art Deco. The U-Drop Inn and Tower Station.

Designed by John Nunn and J. C. Berry. In 1935. That was the style in America in the 1930's.
:lol: :lol: :lol: That's what I count on. No funny stuff with you. It is or it wasn't. Joke be damned.

Now get those Boots back as your avatar. That shit was inspiring. Hoooo fucking rah.
Nah, I'm done with those boots, I'm shucking the Mounties off and doing my own thing now.
I feel ya. Let's see some Nevada shit then.

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Re: Route 66

Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:52 pm

Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Haumana wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:40 pm


:lol: :lol: :lol: That's what I count on. No funny stuff with you. It is or it wasn't. Joke be damned.

Now get those Boots back as your avatar. That shit was inspiring. Hoooo fucking rah.
Nah, I'm done with those boots, I'm shucking the Mounties off and doing my own thing now.
I feel ya. Let's see some Nevada shit then.
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