Growing up near Crestwood and Rock Hill, MO I spent a lot of time riding my bike up and down Watson Rd (Route 66) and have fond memories of the Motels, Buildings and Sites along Route 66. Sadly I also remember the bulldozers knocking down these very same site to make room for progress. I think that is why I am so draw to Tucumcari, NM because it is still a great example of how Route 66 and The Mother Road. Route66Originals is an attempt to bring back those memories of a time long gone but not forgotten. My Wife and I took our first trip to Get Our Kicks on Route 66 in 2011 when I purchased a 1965 Ford Falcon 2 door wagon in Costa Mesa, CA. We started our journey east. I will need to write a blog post on that trip that took 9 days due to the wagon over heating along the route. Needless to say it was the best trip of my life.
This photo is taken at the original Stone Entrance of Coral Court Motel that although the motel is gone, the entrance is still standing.