I was standin' on a corner in Winslow Oklahoma, such a fine sight to see... It's a girl, my Lord ina flatbed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me.....(The Eagles) There is a mural in Winslow, that show a girl in a flatbed ford painted on a building. I am lucky to have married a girl that will do a 2000 mile trip in an older reg cab flatbed ford, with an old dog sharing that bench seat.....
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[QUOTE=GB SISSON;13966549]I was standin' on a corner in Winslow Oklahoma, such a fine sight to see... It's a girl, my Lord ina flatbed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me.....(The Eagles) There is a mural in Winslow, that show a girl in a flatbed ford painted on a building. I am lucky to have married a girl that will do a 2000 mile trip in an older reg cab flatbed ford, with an old dog sharing that bench seat.....[/QUOTE
I think it is Winslow Arizona ? And it is also on Rt 66
Wonder if that corner park, and statue, are still fenced off. The building behind the mural is now gone because they found asbestos. The wall with the mural was saved the last time I went through there. Stu
Rob Happy Birthday Brother! I am sorry I haven't called you since I have been back. I thought work would be slower, but we are working overtime! Never heard of, in the winter, for us.
I have been trying to utilize any free time on the truck, and I got some things to do around the house as well.
I have 2 more years before the big "50"
Get set for the trip of a lifetime. My wife and I did Rt 66 from Chicago to LA in two sections in my 49 Ford Convertible ( slightly customized). The first was from Chicago to Amarillo, in 2011 and then from Amarillo to LA in 2013. I'd encourage you to take it as slow as time will allow--we only travelled about 100-125 miles a day. Obviously that's not possible for a lot of people. Be prepared to meet TONS of foreigners--Germans, Spaniards, Dutch, French Italians--they all travel 66 and I honestly think I met more of them than Americans--(Sad). You'll also meet the Aussies and Kiwis traveling West to East.
Just to get your excitement level up, here are some links to my Photobucket Website that has pics, hundreds actually, of our trip and what you can expect to see.
Let me know if you need some help with resources for planning the trip. Bill
2011 Route 66 Travels-2011 Photos by wmrdalydvm | Photobucket
2013: Route 66 Travels 2013 Photos by wmrdalydvm | Photobucket
I tried this out and it doesn't seem to be working as expected, however, it does get you to my photobucket site. Click on the 2011 or 2013 options on the left side drop down and then click on each day in order to see the pics from that day. most have some explanation as well
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