Get your kicks on Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66

Well if you ever plan to motor west, Take my way, it's the highway that's the best. Get your kicks on route sixty-six. It winds from Chicago to LA, More than two thousand miles all the way. Get your kicks on route sixty-six. Well you go through St Louis, Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City is oh so pretty. You see Amarillo, And Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona. Don't forget Winona, Kingman, Barstow, San Bernandino. Won't you get hip to this timely tip: When you make that California trip Get your kicks on route sixty-six.

Thursday was the first day of our Route 66 road trip.  We’d seen the end of the route in Santa Monica, now we’ve had a chance to actually drive some of the road!  We won’t be travelling every mile of the historic road, partly because some parts don’t exist these days, and also some days we’re pushed for time and might do a few stretches on the interstate, but we’ll try and make a few stops along the way for that authentic Route 66 experience.

Our first photo stop was the Aztec Motel in Monrovia.  Driving through Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, Glendora, Sandimus, La Verne, Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga was just delightful.  Although the area is quite modern, there is an obvious love for Route 66 culture.

Aztec Motel, Monrovia

Aztec Motel, Monrovia

Yay, I can't believe we're actually on Route 66 at last!

Yay, I can't believe we're actually on Route 66 at last!

Next was San Bernadino where we stopped at the site of the first ever McDonalds restaurant.  Then, a breathtakingly beautiful drive through the Mojave desert took us to Barstow for dinner before diverting off to Las Vegas.

Site of the original McDonalds, founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernadino

Site of the original McDonalds, founded by Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernadino

Some classic cars, quietly rusting under the palm trees.

Some classic cars, quietly rusting under the palm trees.

What a gorgeous drive through the desert!

What a gorgeous drive through the desert!

Glad we stopped in Barstow, it was cute.  :)

Glad we stopped in Barstow, it was cute. 🙂

So our first day of the road trip was lots of fun, and exactly what I was hoping for.  Can’t wait to see more!

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2 Responses to Get your kicks on Route 66

  1. Nicky says:

    this is such a good idea 🙂 looks like you guys are having so much fun. i think they should bring back the old Mc D’s playgrounds they where so cool.

  2. nickytiplady says:

    This is such a coo idea, looks like you guys are having a blast. i think they should still have the old Mc D’s playgrounds they where so cool

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