April 18, 2011More Route 66 Fun In Atlanta, Illinois
Happy Monday, everyone! Since I don’t want to get back into the grind this morning, or even acknowledge that the weather outside is really crummy (it snowed here AGAIN this weekend!), I thought I would take you all on a bit of escapist fantsy and show a few more pictures of vintage goodies we came across on our recent excellent road trip.
Which means, more fun from Route 66!!
Here we are in Atlanta, IL, which has a cute collection of Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia. They even have a fun little walking tour all laid out for travelers who want to get out of their car and stretch their legs for a few minutes.
Here we see our first “Muffler Man” on our trip. This one was originally from Ciero, Illinois where he stood in front of Bunyons, a restaurant that was open until 2003. Hence the giant hot dog!
Yes! Route 66!
Also, it was near 70 degrees outside in this picture. Ahhh…bliss…
An adorable sight! A cute sleeping pooch next to his fiberglass buddy!
An original Route 66 sign!
Here is a shot of the great museum in Atlanta and the full-restored Palms Grill Café. The museum wasn’t technically open when we went through, but some of the docents saw me looking through the window pitifully and let us in anyway. Thanks, guys!!! We got a very nice whirlwind tour (to keep in line with our race-like driving pace) and got to see a lot of interesting Atlanta history.
Unfortunately, that left us with only time to take a quick glance at the Café, not even time for a picture! But here is a vintage picture of the Café in the 1930’s from the Palms Grill website:
The Café was recently restored back to it’s 1930’s glory. Our quick peek inside showed us that it was true, and also that we needed to plan another trip back to Atlanta!
Check out our Route 66 fun in Pontiac, IL, and stay tuned for more retro/vintage fun from our trip!