Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Route 66

I was watching one of  our local morning news program this morning and they were spotlighting a motel in Carthage, Missouri.

Carthage, Missouri is along the original ROUTE 66 that travels across our country. It encompasses 8 states and is also known as "The Mother Road" and "America's Highway".

The motel is Boots Court  Motel and the famous Clark Gable stayed there. The hotel has been under revitalization and it is restored to the original decor. You can even stay in the very room Clark slept in.

Did you ever watch the television series "Route 66"? The series ran from 1960 - 1964.

A great show--every episode on the road. It was about Buzz and Tod, two young men who seek out adventure instead of being tied down, they do odd jobs to keep them going. They drove a Chevrolet Convertible. It starred George Maharis and Martin Milner.

Before it became Route 66 it was called the "National Old Trails Highway". It was paved in 1926, this would have been the highway my family traveled moving from Missouri to California in the 1940's

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Beverley Baird said...

I do remember that show! Great post on Route 66.

Roger Owen Green said...

I watched the show, and I love the song.
I've gotten my kicks...


Theresa said...

We were on Route 66 out west a couple of years ago:) Love the look back in time! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Trubes said...

Hello Ann,
I don't think we got that show in the UK but I remember the song and the words as sung by Chuck Berry,
I'd love to visit the US again and travel across the States on Rout 66..
'If you ever plan to travel west my young man'....

Best wishes,
ABCW team.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I remember some of the songs

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Fun post sis! now you will need to do the Highway 40 yardsale! come see me!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

my husband was given a route 66 Tshirt. He wore them all the time.

Vee said...

Wow! This brought back memories! One of the episodes was filmed in my town. This reminded me of the excitement that we felt. Then it turned out to be a cheesy bar room scene. Ugh. =D

Hope that your weather turns to sunnier, warmer days soon!

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