All about Hoofbeats & Footprints At the Diner By Emily Carter on January 14, 2014 • ( 14 Comments ) Get your kicks on Route 66 Written 1946 by Bobby Troup Share this:TweetEmailLike this:Like Loading... Categories: All about Hoofbeats & Footprints Tagged as: americana, art, arts, Bobby Troup, diner, food, music, Photography, restaurant, route 66, Travel, vintage
Love it – been on parts of Route 66 – even went so far as to take a picture of myself in front of the Route 66 sign in Santa Monica:)
Oh how fun is that !! Rte 66 in Arizona is super cool too.
I always enjoyed places like these, classics has always had a place in my heart 🙂
This is such an American scene, how do they do it in Canada?
With billboards and posters from the early 60’s 🙂 doesn’t feel quite the same though as down states 🙂
I think I’ve driven almost all of what is left with the exception of CA. I drove most of the road, south of Chicago to Albuquerque 30 years ago and have done Arizona since. It’s a grand experience, this old highway. Looks like a great place to stop in, too.
Now that is amazing, and how jealous I am. I keep wanting to do it when we drove out west, but hubby was always in a rush. BTW, it starts just west of Washington DC. I take it when heading to the Shenandoah mountains.
I think we (who come from the Midwest) have been sold a bill of goods, we were told long ago Rt 66 started in Chicago. If it runs along I90 I guess I’ve at least paralleled that section. I notice that Midwest Plant Girl think s the same and http://www.historic66.com/ still says it starts in Chicago. How bizzare is that?
You guys are right. I just asked hubby and he immediately said Chicago. Guess its a new Rte 66 near DC
yeah, weird, I just scoped it out on Wikipedia, the answer to everything (other than Google) and they said it has “no physical or historical connection to the famous US Route 66”. I guess I can scratch exploring that stretch of Interstate off my bucket list now. And you notice Wikipedia didn’t use “neither/nor” for the negatives? I feel for them and their language skills, really.
The photos capture the atmosphere of the diner very well!
Bobby Troup was way ahead of his time, many of his songs were covered by rockers. You should check out Mick Ronson’s cover of “The girl can’t help it”!
Why am I not surprised that you know exactly who Bobby Troup is? I loved this version, such a classical jazz rendition of Route 66. Love it and will check out MIck too.
Route 66 starts in Chicago, Randolph street I think. Funny thing It’s a one way street… The wrong way!
Oh that is funny !! Route 66 is now broken up in bits and pieces across the country. There is a piece here just west of Washington DC