Monthly Archives: October 2011

I can’t drive… 55!!!

If you want to see all the great stuff along Route 66, you just can’t drive 55!  More often than not, you’ve got to sloooooowwwww down to a nice comfy 45 mph or so, sometimes slower.  Sure, you won’t cover as much distance, but you’ll catch cool things, like this abandoned shack in Bridgeport, Oklahoma, […]

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A whale’s tale

All along Route 66, “giants” beckoned travelers as they cruised along the Mother Road to explore one roadside attraction or another.  Perhaps none of these giants says “Route 66” as much as the Blue Whale of Catoosa.  Built in the early 1970s as an anniversary gift for his wife, a collector of whale figurines, Hugh […]

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Life’s Blood

There are many old gas stations along Route 66, some completely original, like this one, others restored by those who love that which is Route 66.  I’ve photographed many of both, but I find myself attracted more to the truly abandoned.  I think about the many, many automobiles that had pulled up alongside this very […]

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Blue Monday

If I had the skills, I would love to create illustrations from scratch.  Since I can’t, I use little tricks in Photoshop to sometimes create images that make you wonder whether it is a drawing or a photograph.  When I checked in to the awesome Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, on Route 66, […]

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American Diner

As I continue my journey along Route 66, I am constantly amazed beauty I see all around me.  When I visited this abandoned Diner, just inside the Texas border, I thought about the thousands of patrons who had sat in this very seat, perhaps enjoying a great American breakfast, a coffee, or a milkshake. I […]

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