July 30, 2010

In search of Route 66 (the wasteland)


Last time on "In search of Route 66"....

Carrizozo, New Mexico
Vaughn, New Mexico
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Tucumcari, New Mexico

San Jon, New Mexico/Adrian, Texas/Vega, Texas

In San Jon, New Mexico, there was the type of thing I expected to find all along the historic route, an old Texaco station. I'm sure many folks were relieved to find this place:
abandoned service station in san jon, new mexico
abandoned service station in san jon, new mexico

Adrian, Texas
midpoint café neon sign
Inspiration for Flo’s V8 Café in the Cars, located at the mid-point of Route 66, the MidPoint Café was built in the late 30’s. The café has changed hands and appearances several times over the years. By the way, it didn't look like Flo’s V8 Café (did it ever?), or I'd have photographed the heck out of it(!).

If you were motoring east (as I was) and missed the one forty miles away in San Jon, this place (another Texaco, probably) might have saved your butt:
abandoned service station, adrian, texas

fabulous 40 motel

silo in adrian
Note I-40 signage

phillips 66 on route 66
If you were going east, here was your last chance to fuel up before getting to Vega, Texas, what could have been a long twenty minute drive (14.2 miles) if you needed to and didn't.

phillips 66 in adrian
phillips 66 in adrian
phillips 66 pumps in adrian
rusty coca-cola machine in adrian

Vega, Texas
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After you
vega motel

restored magnolia gas station
Restored Magnolia Gas Station

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Coming up (like a flower) on "In search of Route 66":
Carrizozo, New Mexico
Vaughn, New Mexico
Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Tucumcari, New Mexico
San Jon, New Mexico/Adrian, Texas/Vega, Texas

Amarillo, Texas
McLean, Texas
Shamrock, Texas

Coming up:
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1 comment:

Soldano88 said...

Great pics.reminds me of traveling the 2 lane hwys in the 70's