Sometimes I’m not sure which comes first, the blog post or the Instagram post?! I was planning to post a Route 66 photo on Instagram for #throwbackthursday and I couldn’t figure out which sign I wanted to post – so I figured, “why not post my favorites on the blog?” So here’s my top 12 vintage signs of Route 66 in no particular order. Oh, and if you’re planning a Route 66 trip, you can find all my Route 66 blog posts right here if you’re looking for where to stop, where to eat, what to see, etc. The Palamino is my favorite sign hands down. Remember three sentences ago when I said “no particular order?” I lied. I love the colors, the horse, the cacti, the price, and the “remodel rooms.” Next up? Tee Pee Curios souvenir shop. The neon sign reads Tepee Curios, the wall reads Tee Pee Curious. Which is it? I don’t know and I don’t care. The neon cow skull above the door? I want one for my house. Here are a few more faves: The Blue Swallow is a beauty! Possibly the crown jewel of Route 66 motel signs! I mean, look at that neon! And a few more: And here’s my favorite photo of a sign along Route 66. The Midpoint Cafe has this awesome sign to celebrate the halfway point of Route 66 and, of course, I wanted a photo. There was a stand available so you could use a self-timer, so I started to set up the camera and the mister suggested we stand on the bench behind the sign and I agreed. With the timer set, I ran behind the sign, stepped up on the bench … and realized I was too short. ? But it’s become my favorite photo from the trip!
Saturday 25th of March 2017
I love this post so much!
Tuesday 28th of March 2017
Thanks, Sarah! Have you done a Route 66 road trip?