My husband and I just returned last weekend from a two-week vacation. We drove to San Francisco, stayed there for about a week, then stopped at Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon on the return home. We tried to photograph as many old Route 66 motel signs as we could along the way. The sign above is from the El Vado Motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sadly, this motel has closed and the windows are boarded up.
The El Don Motel,
and Monterey Motel.
Our next stop was Holbrook, Arizona, where we stayed at the Wigwam Motel. I couldn't resist making this photo black and white.
Other places in Holbrook include Brad's Desert Inn,
El Rancho Motel,
and Holbrook Inn.
In Seligman we spotted the Supai Motel,
and the Copper Cart restaurant.
Further down the road in Kingman, Arizona are the Hill Top Motel,
and El Trovatore Motel.
Near the Grand Canyon, in Williams, Arizona is the Turquoise Tepee, which is not a motel, but a curio shop. There are many motels along Route 66 in Williams, but we didn't take many photos, since we've been here before and have lots of photos already.
We were sad that we couldn't stay on vacation longer, but a stop at Pop's in Arcadia, Oklahoma cheered us up. Pop's is a contemporary Route 66 attraction with a 66 foot tall pop bottle sculpture, gas station, diner, and a "soda ranch" that sells nearly every type of soda pop imaginable. We had burgers and fries at the diner and then selected several varieties of pop to take home, such as Moxie Blue Creme Soda (delicious), Bubble Up, and Rye Cola.
Our last Route 66 stop was at the Round Barn in Arcadia, then we made our way back home to Tulsa.