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The Meteor Crater

Postby lasvegaslynn » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:33 pm

If you do the drive of 66 to the meteor crater, keep an eye out for the giant arrows in the ground. A few years ago, the little roadside cafe was still there but closed next to the arrows.

Also, all the signs for the late, lamented Space Age City (featured along with the pie in "Starman". The signs are great.

The giant jackrabbit is another personal fave. I was four when my mom and I made the trek from Battle Creek, MI to Las Vegas. I made her stop at every alligator farm and souvenir shop from Santa Fe to Kingman.

It was great to see some of the souvenir shops still there over 40 years later.
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Postby scowsa » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:33 pm

I drove across (Boston to LA) a couple of years ago, choosing a route that took in significant architecture and art museums. In addition, two well-thumbed books in the car were:
"New Roadside America" and "Route 66 : The Mother Road." Both have indexes by location so you can check places on route, which is why we spent a couple of hours in the hokey but enjoyable Meremac Caverns "opened in 1935 by Lester Dill as one of the first roadside attractions on Route 66."

As to your likely route make sure you visit the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. In Memphis, the National Civil Rights Museum, in the converted motel where MLK was shot. The St. Louis Arch has a great exhibition hall which has exhibits on how it was built and also the overall "western migration" in the US.

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:53 am

actually, the route we are planning - we'd jog up highway 25 to colorado springs and then across kansas on 70 to MO and down the 55 along the Msssissippi-ish (that was fun to type :) ) to Memphis and then continuing on 40 east up to D.C. and then to lancaster and then shoot over to the eastern seaboard up to nyc. no gettysberg this time around...

we were originally planning on doing this in winter so were going around the southern side of the rockies, but now that it'll be during spring or later - probably we'll go north and take the 70 clear across to denver/colorado springs. and so on...

OK City will be on a future route 66 trip.

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First stop in Kansas

Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:03 pm

First stop in Kansas should be Lucas, Kansas to see the Grassroots Art Museum the Deeble House and the Garden of Eden. Lucas is just 17 miles off of I-70

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Postby moderns-r-us » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:05 pm

Should we schedule you for the KCmodern - Drummond Tour?

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:21 pm

IT'S ON!!!!

we got an unbelievable deal on a last minute one way rental car from hertz. we are packing now and leaving tonight.

moderns R us and david we hope to see you along the way - i sent you pm's.

if there are any other Lotta Living members along our route - give me a shout-out PM and maybe we can rendezvous for a java or a quick modern sightseeing tour. i will be checking in every day or so...


here's the rough route (with side trips and detours as time permits):
Las Vegas-Colorado Springs-Kansas City-St. Louis-Memphis-Ashville NC-Mt. Vernon-Washington-Lancaster-Wildwood-NYC

thank you for all the suggestions thus far. i have printed many notes out and they will be helpful. Route 66 trip is another trip another time - this is heartland USA...

America here we come!

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See the USA in your Chevrolet … Have a great time, FG.

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Is the coast clear?

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When the cat’s away …

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100 REASONS WHY MCM SUCKS.

(Extra points if you can demonstrate your reason with a photo. But really, I’ll just make up the scoring at the end.)

1 Can’t park a Hummer in an MCM garage.

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Postby sean » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:03 pm

100 REASONS WHY MCM SUCKS.

1 Can't park a Hummer in an MCM garage.
2 Internet speeds in the 50s were less than 50 baud.

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100 REASONS WHY MCM SUCKS.

1 Can’t park a Hummer in an MCM garage.
2 Internet speeds in the 50s were less than 50 baud.
3 Moderns-R-us knows more about MCM than me.
4 How can it be modern if it’s so old?


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