Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Route 66 News' Top Ten Icons-- Part 1

The ultimate site for any of you 66ers out there, Ron Warnick's Route 66 News blog, ran a contest where folks voted for their favorite ten places on Route 66.

Not surprisingly, most were in the west (where those folks really voted).  When I voted, it was sites in the usually overlooked east, especially poor Illinois which is so-often forgotten.

Anyway, here are the Top Ten Icons:

1.  Standing On the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona  (We were there for the Standing On the Corner Festival on our 2006 end-to-end Route 66 trip.  Nothing like hearing a band playing "Take It Easy" while standing on the corner.

2.  La Posada--  Winslow, Az.  Impressive place.

3.  Gay Parita Sinclair Station--  near Halltown, Mo.  So sorry to hear Gary Turner died.  He was the one that turned the place into such a destination.  At least we got to meet him.

4.  Angel Delgadillo's Barber Shop--  Seligman, Az.  A must-stop for any 66er.

5.  Santa Monica Pier--  Santa Monica, Ca.  A great way to end a Route 66 trip.  We were disappointed in 2006 to find here wasn't a Route 66 souvenir shop on the the pier, but I understand you can buy stuff there now.

All Neat Stuff to See.  --RoadDog

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