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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    That looks like a cool place, Ray. It just goes to show that the route is still alive and constantly evolving.
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  2. Canyon Rider

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    Heading East out of Amboy, California on my way back to Florida.

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  3. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Twin Arrows AZ.....
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    Jetpilot5 Been here awhile

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    I'll be checking that place out. Looks good.
  5. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    Raining in the Mohave Desert, Ca. The temperature was 65 degrees, so I went for a walk in the desert. It was AWESOME! The dry washes weren't dry.

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  6. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    I love the smell after the rain in the Mohave.
  7. Beamer Bum

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    Pedestrian tunnel in Sayre, Ok. not Chelsea like I originally posted. These are older photos. I heard there is a mural now in the tunnel.( in Chelsea, not Sayre) This was built in 1939 so people could safely cross Route 66 to attend church because of heavy traffic on 66.

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    The tunnel was built by the WPA. (Works Progress Administration)
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  8. Beamer Bum

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    These cars were spotted during the Illinois Rt. 66 Association Motor Tour. The owner/builder has a body repair shop in southern Illinois and a strange sense of humor. :lol3 They are both street legal.

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    The wheels on the top of this truck are connected to electric motors and rotate while he's driving.

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  9. Clampett

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    Sayre, OK ??
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  10. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong?

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    Bagdad Cafe..... Newberry Springs CA.....
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    Bagdad Cafe Security......
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  11. Beamer Bum

    Beamer Bum Been here awhile

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    I stand corrected. It is Sayre. Both towns have a tunnel. The pictures I posted are Sayre. I've edited the original post to reflect that. Thanks for the catch.
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    Bagdad Cafe. The movie of the same name was quirky, but interesting.

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  14. Canyon Rider

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  15. jay547

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    We've been to the one in Chelsea. At the time, it didn't have the mural yet.

    This is the only one of our pics that I can find of it. It's from 2009. The red brick building in the background is in post #5493 of the old structure thread.

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  16. DGarman

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    The Sycamore Inn..... Rancho Cucamonga CA..... {originally called Bear Gulch... "Arroyo de los Osos"}.....
    Established in 1848 as an Inn and Tavern on the wagon road to Los Angeles..... now one of the better steakhouses in Southern California.
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    As the signs say, Route 66 Museum in Elk City, OK. 20170624_151156.jpg
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    the classic Cadillac ranch is a must see:
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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.
  20. MJSfoto1956

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    Tucumcari NM is a great spot for Route 66 photography:

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