Route 66 - post your photos before it is ALL gone!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kickstandsup, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Funks Grove, Il. The midpoint of Illinois Route 66 and home of Maple Sirup. They spell it that way because it's pure sirup with nothing added. 50 gallons of maple sap is distilled down to one gallon of sirup. This is a working farm growing corn and soybeans, but they also have a huge grove of maple trees to produce sirup. Harvesting sap the traditional way is very labor intensive. Every day someone has to empty the buckets hanging from the taps into a large container and transport it to the cook house. The Funk's devised a way to automate the harvest by using tubing and gravity from the taps to a pump house to collect the sap. It is then pumped to the cook house for distilling. It took several attempts to perfect the technique. The first attempt had the tubing laying on the ground, but squirrels and deer chewed up the tubing. They raised the tubing off the ground and used different tubing to keep the system intact. This method is now widely used to harvest maple sap.

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    Tubing strung through the woods.
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    Small tubing at the tree.
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    Note that the trees are not tapped except in February when they gather the sap. During the day the temperature rises and the sap also rises in the tree. At night when it gets cold again the sap goes down the tree. 2017 was warm in February so the sap mostly stayed up in the trees leading to a smaller than normal harvest.

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    The roof of the underground pump house.

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    The storage bins behind the cook house.
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    The cook house and store.
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    They also make maple candy which I highly recommend.
  2. MJSfoto1956

    MJSfoto1956 Adventurer

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    Tucumcari NM is a great spot for Route 66 photography:

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  3. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    The Summit Inn..... top of Cajon Pass..... Oak Hills CA.....
    Built in 1952..... all that remains is the sign.....
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    The BlueCut Fire in August 2016 destroyed the restaurant..... LA Times photo.....
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  4. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    I forgot to post these other photos from Funks Grove. These are on the other side of 66 and across the railroad tracks.

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  5. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    The Round Barn..... Arcadia OK.....
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  6. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    One of my favorite spots on Route 66: Glenrio, NM and Texas. Once a busy town on the border of Texas and New Mexico, it is now a ghost town. The last I heard, there are only two residents. I 40 cut 4 lane route 66 in half and the town withered and died. It is now accessed from exit 0 off I 40. I find it both ironic and appropriate that a ghost town exist at exit zero.


    The post office in Glenrio, NM.
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    The post office in Glenrio, Tx.
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    This sign once said "First Inn in Texas" going east. Travelling west it said "Last Inn in Texas."
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    The first and last Inn in Texas.
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    This house in the background is still inhabited.

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    I parked in the middle of 4 lane Route 66 for 2 hours. :clap

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  7. Dao1

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    Joe Mc Adventurer

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  9. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Since I posted one ghost town, I might as well keep going.
    Two Guns, Az. is a ghost town which was built next to another ghost town: Canyon Diablo. So this post is a twofer. :D
    Canyon Diablo was built as a railroad town in 1880 while the railroad built a bridge over the Arroyo Canyon. It was said to be wilder than Dodge city or Tombstone. Its history of violence carried over to Two Guns.
    For years it was locked and posted no trespassing. When I traveled through there 4 years ago it was for sale and everything was wide open and accessible.

    First Two Guns.
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    And here is Canyon Diablo.

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    This bridge once carried Route 66 across the canyon.
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  10. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum..... Chandler OK.....
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  11. jay547

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    They had their annual bike and car show there today. We went last year but didn't make it this time.

    Pic from 2016:

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  12. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Is someone going to post photos from inside Seaba Station? I have a bunch, but I'll let others post them if they have them. I'm trying to post photos others don't have. Like these steers I got on 66 east of Bard, NM. I always look for the unusual when I travel.

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  13. jay547

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    Go ahead. After you post, I'll look through mine to see if I have anything different.
  14. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Go for it!
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    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    In-N-Out Burger #3......LaVerne CA..... {now they have 326 locations in 6 states}..... Foothill Blvd. and D Street..... only 2 blocks from my High School..... a lot of nefarious plans were conceived right here..... many from this same table..... Bonita High Class of 1978.....

    I know, I know..... SoCalians rave about INO..... here's my take on it..... Started in 1948 with 3 food items on the menu..... hamburger, cheeseburger, french fries..... in 1963 the Double Double was added (2 meat, 2 cheese).....
    So..... after almost 70 years...... they are still the top burger joint in the west..... with just 4 menu items!
    No chicken...... no bacon..... no salads..... no eggs..... no pancakes...... no pastrami..... etc...... they don't need a Burger Of The Week!
    INO is family owned...... no franchises!...... The Double Double you order in Plano TX tastes just as good as the one you order in LaVerne CA.....
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    Where is # 1? My friend @augiedog insisted we dine at one the first time we rode to CA. My son took us. Near Anaheim I think.

    Just curious..........
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  17. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Number 1 is in Baldwin Park CA....... I-10 at Francisquito Ave.....
    Hope you had a good time when you went!.....
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  18. Uke

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    Come to Texas and have a What-a-Burger, probably one near Rte 66 in Amarillo.

    I've a fondness for In 'n' Out, too, spent a small fortune at the location on Lincoln on the north side of LAX.
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  19. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Good deal Uke!..... I like What-A-Burger and 5 Guys too!
    The INO by LAX is a goldmine for them..... everyone landing wants to go there!
  20. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Inside Seaba Station. It's not Barber's, but it's well worth seeing. Only two of the following bikes don't run. One is easy to spot. The other's not so easy to spot. I'll give the answers later.:lol2

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    I believe @rtwdoug bought this beauty.
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