Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Route 66 State of Mind...Williams Arizona!
My Route 66 Weekend...
Things go better with Coke!
We've traveled quite a bit the last two months on our endless exploration of the Desert Southwest. Before I get into my latest Vintage Vacation post, I want to show you what awaited me upon my return. Couldn't you just die! It will be the highlight of my covered deck. A few months ago, I showed my DIL Lori a picture on Pinterest of a dresser that was repurposed into a faux Coke machine. I've wanted the "Real Thing" for many years, but they are increasingly outrageously priced. "I can make this," she told me...and she did! She is so unbelievably talented...and she is so nice to me. I don't deserve her. This was the best ending to my Route 66 Weekend.
Left side with bottle opener!
The right side...love Lori's stenciling!
Thank you so much, Lori, for making my Coke Machine dream come true!
Vintage Vacations...Route 66
Williams...Gateway to the Grand Canyon.
We travel to the Grand Canyon at least once a year, but we never turned right and ventured into the town of Williams. It was such a cute little vintage town...reminded me of Radiator Springs, "Gateway to Ornament Valley." The two main streets were one-way only. There was a wonderful train station where you can book a ride to the Grand Canyon. I hope to try it one day!
Another tourist town bypassed by the freeway...but it's worth the detour!
I loved seeing the US 66 signs everywhere.
Fun signs, curio shops and the King!
I couldn't wait to find Cruiser's diner-themed bar & grill.
My pal, Tammy blogged about this here Tammy's in Love when she visited the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago.
Cruiser's Community Bulletin Board...
Another view of patio dining area.
Cool, cool Chevy coming through the wall.
Wished the food was as great as the décor.
The bathroom stalls were made out of truck tail gates...yikes!
Some of the ladies didn't like the curtains that acted as doors on the stalls.
I hope you enjoyed this little detour off I-40 onto Route 66.
The Mother Road also ran through historic downtown Flagstaff...but that's another post!