La Posad-ahhhh

La Posad-ahhhh

Day 10 – Winslow, AZ Turns out that today is Laura’s birthday, reinforcing the notion that staying here is the best idea. So, tomorrow will have to be a bit crunched to get all of the photos on the to Albuquerque, but today is heavenly. La Posada – Winslow, AZ One of America’s treasures, the […]

Wigwams & teepees…but not too tense…

Wigwams & teepees…but not too tense…

Day 5 – Holbrook to Flagstaff So sorry, I just had to. Waking up in a wigwam will do that to a girl. Wigwam Village #6 – Holbrook, AZ It is still alive and well on Historic Route 66!  Only three of Frank Redford’s Wigwam motels are still in business. This one is run by […]

From the ridiculous to the sublime and back again

From the ridiculous to the sublime and back again

Day 4 – Santa Fe, NM to Holbrook, AZ Kicking off  with a folk art site, vintage neon, a classic diner, walking through a 12 million-year-old petrified forest and sleeping in a concrete wigwam makes for one incredible day. Helen’s Garden – built by Helen and Charles “Tunnie” Sharp – began in the early 70s  […]

Blue Swallow Motel

Blue Swallow Motel

815 E Tucumcari Blvd Tucumcari, NM (575) 461-9849  |  http://www.blueswallowmotel.com Route 66 Attraction  |  Signage, Lodging, Inspiration for “Cars” site  |  Open to the public This 1939 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is across the road from Tepee Curios! And it is yet another site featured in Pixar’s movie […]

Wigwam Village #7

Wigwam Village #7

Wigwam Village Motel #7 2728 W. Foothill Blvd.  |  Rialto, CA 909-875-3005  |  http://www.wigwammotel.com Unique Lodging, Route 66 Attraction  |  Inspiration for “Cars” site  |  Open to the public One of only three left from the original “sleep in a wigwam” motel chain pioneered by Frank Redford  back in the days when car travel was […]