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Route 66 Blue Whale

My father lived for roadside attractions along the rural byways of America. He loved to take Sunday afternoon drives and he loved to take long trips across the country. Born in 1930, he was a member of the Silent Generation. He grew up during The Great Depression and hated the Interstate Highway...

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The Big Texan Inn and the Cadillac Ranch

The Big Texan Motel …When that sun is high in that Texas sky I’ll be bucking at the county fair. Amarillo by morning, Amarillo I’ll be there.  — From Straight and Amarillo By Morning Another summer has come gone. I’d be a liar if I didn’t confess how sad...

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Abandoned Motels On Route 66

The Lasso Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico was bulldozed in February 2010. Who knows when it roped in its last customer, but as far back as 1970, it was creating hellish experiences for travelers. Get a load of this comment I swiped from Flickr user, butitsmine: “In June of 1970 my husband and...

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Route 66 RV Park

We were gone just a little more than two days during our recent trek down Route 66 to Tucumcari, New Mexico, but it was long enough to realize that sadness, beauty and hope are still alive on this old American highway. Early Wednesday morning while everyone slept, I got up and photographed as much...

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