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    Kicks on Route 66 - Cross country

    Last week, I left my hometown for a move out to Las Vegas. Traveled by car with two friends and my chihuahua. Oh, my, what an epic road trip.

    Traveled from Gray, Georgia to Hartsfield International and picked up one of the gals who flew in from Ohio.

    From there through northern Alabama, stopping for barbecue lunch at Evan’s. Funky little place with good food.

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    Food pics please. Americans do the best BBQ...

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    First sightseeing trip was to Tupelo, Mississippi, birthplace of Elvis.



    And just after that, a massive rainstorm hit, so we got no other pics. This one not mine.


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    ^^ We didn’t take food pics! Not one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^^ We didn’t take food pics! Not one!


    You is obviously not a millennial!

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    The rain storm lasted through the night an the next day. Elvis was a wash.

    Stayed a dumpy little hotel with a pool in the shape of a guitar which was just across the street from Graceland.



    Walked over to Graceland in the rain but not open yet. Took some pics from the gate and decided not to wait around to go inside on the grounds.






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    ^^ Not millennials. We is geezers.

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    Nice one Kitty, you finally hit the road!

    Looking forward to the rest of the thread and pics.

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    epic road trips need epic wheels.



    so lets see your wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    so lets see your wheels.
    let see your wheels, lets see your road trip, or any trip. you are a bit of a negative boring koont

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^^ We didnít take food pics! Not one!

    Good for you!


    You're being a gobby prick as per, numpty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    You're being a gobby prick as per, numpty.
    Trouble is Syb, you can't hold it. You cough it out, make out you're a big bloke but really you are a whittle pwick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Nice one Kitty, you finally hit the road!

    Looking forward to the rest of the thread and pics.

    Most definitely....nothing spurs TD like a brilliant travel photo thread.
    Keep on keeping on, Kitty!
    You'll be back home in less than a month.
    Cheers...

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    Our ride was a 2019 Honda CRV with driver assist. Beats the hell out of that “epic ride” for comfort! We rode on I-40 most of the way and exited on Route 66 occasionally. Route 66 was paved in the 1930’s. Couldn’t have made it in one of those old sleds.

    Caught Route 66 in Oklahoma.

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    We stopped in Yukon, Oklahoma for a night. Nothing much to see there, so kept on the next morning to the Texas Panhandle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    We rode on I-40 most of the way
    The road that put most of route 66 hotels and resturants out of biz.



    Nice thread Kit. Keep it coming.

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    ^It’s true, that. We saw what devastation the Interstate lay on those small towns which existed only on tourism from Route 66. Tucumcari was ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    You'll be back home in less than a month.
    That's the plan. Vegas to Chiangmia with chihuahua under arm.

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    ^^I've heard about Route 66 from the animated movie "Cars". The red car (Lightning McQueen?) got lost and happened to pass by a town which became a ghost town due to the Interstate. That's if my memory is correct - it's been years since I've watched that movie with my sister's lil ones.

    Thanks for the pics, MsKit. Looking forward to more. If you don't mind, what made you move from Jaw-jah?

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    Just brought back memories of a trip about 20 years ago whilst at the time living in Spain, flew into Charlotte NC, picked up a hire car, then the next day drove over the Blue Ridge to Nashville. A couple of nights there, including an evening at the 'Grand Ole Opry', then continued to Memphis. Stayed at The Peabody (famed for the ducks that live on the roof that are brought down by lift to the hotel foyer each day, walking across a red carpet to a fountain and pond for a splash around. Did Graceland and surprised at how relatively small it is, certainly not a grand mansion. From recollection, Elvis had bought it from a local doctor? Very commercial of course, particularly the other side of the road where his cars and plane are.

    Drove from Memphis back to Charlotte direct for a final couple of nights there, including seeing Elton John and Billy Joel together in what was called 'The Face To Face Tour' at the Coliseum.

    I particularly remember all the Dogwood in bloom along the roads over the Blue Ridge, and passed though didn't go in, 'Dollywood', Dolly Parton's theme park outside Knoxville.

    Looking forward to the rest of your trip report.

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    In 2019 we did a road trip skirting highway 99 going from LA to Santa Fe New Mexico. Some of the fun.

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    Standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona.

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    Gag at an Indian souvenir shop.

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    Rio Grande river gorge, right at the border of Colorado and New Mexico

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    Adobe.

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    That river gorge view is something else!

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    The Eagles song written by songwriter Jackson Browne in 1971 was inspired by this very location.
    Browne has said he was in the back of a van after his car broke down in Flagstaff and some new friends offered him a ride to Los Angeles. He was inspired to write some of the lyrics to the song after seeing a woman in a truck pulling out of what was then the red-and-mustard colored Wienerschnitzel restaurant at the corner of East Route 66 and North Switzer Canyon.
    It's now called the Dog Haus.

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    We intended to check out El Mapias in New Mexico but it was closed due to fire hazard, so we went to see some lava tubes on private land.

    Bandera Volcano

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    The area is covered with lava tubes and collapsed tubes.



    Excuse how slow this thread is developing. I am so busy!
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    The Ice Cave.









    This is a natural freezer created by air current. It was 31 degrees in the ice hole.

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