For many years, I’ve known about Route 66 but it was never a big interest to me til we moved to Nevada, MO and I was living so close to it. Now, almost no matter where I go if I’m heading to Joplin, which we seem to do daily, we cross Route 66 at least once.
Yesterday we were sitting at a red light waiting to turn onto Route 66 to come home and I snapped this photo (in the rain).
This is a short and interesting article about our area’s connection to Route 66.
The day I had my unsuccessful trip to get my driver’s license, Vince had gone into the courthouse for something and he was telling me about the elevator in the courthouse. Vince said there was a *real* elderly lady who was operating the elevator. He wasn’t needing to ride the elevator but he asked her for directions and she helped him.
Because we eat in Carthage a lot, we go to Lowe’s in Carthage, we use the library in Carthage, we pass Boots Court motel several times a week. I think the place is for sale. I found this article from about a year ago and I need to pay closer attention next time we pass to see if it is, in fact, for sale.
Every time we pass the hotel, I say to Vince “We should buy that place!” He says “WHY?” and I tell him our sweet kitty needs his own hotel! I’ve learned that a man named Mr. Boots built that hotel in 1939.
I love Route 66. I love that I have to cross over it as I’m heading to town and I love reading more and more about it.