Becky has her monthlong square challenge this month and the topic is Blue. (#JulySquare) Last summer we took a road trip across 2/3 of the United States on Route 66. Between Arizona and New Mexico, we kept seeing road signs with this rabbit logo which piqued our curiosity (as it was supposed to!). We finally […]Read More Blue Squares: Here It Is!
No, I don’t mean today! Last summer while on our trip on Route 66, the temperature really spiked! This is my Spiky Square for 3/14/19.Read More Spiky Squares: It’s Too Hot!
June 16, 2018 Heading northeast toward Chicago, we passed up Towanda, which has a couple of sites worth mentioning; mainly “A Geographical Journey” Parkway with interpretive kiosks along the road, and Towanda Dead Man’s Curve, part of the original 66 before the 1940s and now on Old Route 4. We intended to stop in Lexington […]Read More Getting Our Kicks: Homeward Bound (Route 66, Day 9-Part 2)
June 16, 2018 We headed toward home today, but there was plenty to see on Route 66 along the way. We had picked up a free guidebook – Illinois Route 66 Visitors Guide – the previous evening. First stop was Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which we had visited the previous evening (see my previous […]Read More Getting Our Kicks On the Way Home (Day 9, Part 1)
After leaving Uranus, we finally arrived at Devils Elbow Bridge. Our AAA guide said, “This 1920s-era bridge takes the original 66 roadway across the Big Piney River. Named for the tight bend in the river, the bridge and adjacent town were (and still are) considered one of the most scenic spots on the route.” After […]Read More Getting our kicks in Missouri: Vacuum Cleaners, Murals and Bridges – Day 8 (Part 2)
June 15, 2018 The previous night, before dinner and the big thunderstorm, we drove through Springfield to see the Gillioz Theatre at 325 Park Central East, which is also the historic Route 66, brand new in 1926 when the theater was built. It was one of the first theaters to introduce “talkies” to the Midwest […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Missouri Kitsch (Day 8-Part 1)
June 14, 2018 Catoosa, OK has at least 3 attractions worth stopping for: Interested in river history? Arkansas River Historical Society Museum, 5350 Cimarron Rd., Catoosa, OK Ready for a hike and a picnic? Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, 16150 Redbud Dr., Catoosa, OK Want to see something kitschy (hokey) that has even appeared on a […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Route 66 Kitsch (Day 7, Part 2)
June 14, 2018 We left Oklahoma City this morning, and acquired our new Oklahoma Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip booklet along the way, which lists many more exciting attractions than the AAA guide we’d been using up to that point! This Oklahoma guide has the advantage of listing all the attractions in order as […]Read More Getting Our Kicks on the Road in Oklahoma (Route 66, Day 7, Part 1)
Hurray! Kammie at Nut House Central has taken over Cee’s Oddball Challenge! Thank you, Kammie! I’ve been saving these for just such a challenge! 🙂 Car with pink eyelashes?!! I’m not sure what this is, but it’s somewhere in rural Oklahoma. Sign in Uranus, Missouri (very strange place – I’ll be posting more of it […]Read More Kammie’s Oddball Challenge
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge right now is a color series; this week is light green or lime green. Hibiscus buds Young maple leaves – most of the maples around here have a fungus on their leaves called “maple tar spot,” supposedly caused by wet weather so that the leaves never have a chance to dry […]Read More CFFC: Light and Lime Green