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Stanley Restaurant in NOLA — I still crave their boudin Benedict

Stanley Restaurant in NOLA — I still crave their boudin Benedict

I am craving it as I write this. Despite its location on touristy Jackson Square, Stanley is the place that the locals go for breakfast. Be sure to order the Breaux Bridge Benedict with Charlie T’s boudin.

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Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for  “Cars”

Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for “Cars”

A popular stop for bikers along Route 66, as well as a true museum. North of Kingman, AZ, this Route 66 icon is chock full of Route 66 memorabilia. The town of Hackberry was found when prospectors discovered ore in the 1870’s.

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Acme Oyster House – hand-shucked goodness

Acme Oyster House – hand-shucked goodness

Damn good food, its a New Orlean’s classic. If you are going to pick only one oyster house in NOLA, which is difficult to do, pick this one. Dragos also has great grilled oysters, but this has that “experience.” (In other words, plan on standing in line.)

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La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

La Bajada – once a Route 66 terror

The very notion of La Bajada Hill struck terror in the early-day travelers of 66. Spots were so steep that cars with gravity-fed tanks would have to go up in reverse, because the fuel couldn’t get to the engine.

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Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

Fellow road tripper to document disappearing drive-in theaters

This summer Lindsey Rickert going to embark on a road trip around the country to photograph as many drive-in theaters as she possibly can. Whether abandoned or operational, it is her goal to capture as many of these American icons before they disappear. She is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund my trip and would love your support.

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The Door is the Way — “Missionary” Mary Proctor

The Door is the Way — “Missionary” Mary Proctor

In the mid-90s she had been running a junk and odds and ends store in rural north Florida when she suddenly turned to making art. She was suffering some severe health problems, and became even more depressed after she lost her grandmother, aunt, and uncle in a tragic house fire.

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Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

Spam, spam, spam, spam – a museum to meat in a can

16,500 square feet of Spam history and memorabilia. Be sure to do the quick tour of the museum and try your hand at canning a block of meat history.

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Blessed Mary’s makes a righteous cheeseburger on Route 66

Blessed Mary’s makes a righteous cheeseburger on Route 66

What really sets this place apart is that there are no prices on the menu and no cash register on the premises. There is only a big jar by the door and a sign asking you to pay what you can. Any profits are donated to charity.

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Free water and a jackalope at Wall Drug

Free water and a jackalope at Wall Drug

I love this place! It is a crazy tourist trap near the Badlands, with a big jackalope and great cowboy boots. The small town drugstore made its first step towards fame when it was purchased by Ted Hustead in 1931.

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Boston Avenue Church is an Art Deco masterpiece on Route 66

Boston Avenue Church is an Art Deco masterpiece on Route 66

Built in the mid-twenties when Tulsa was a booming oil town and the depression wasn’t even a notion. After going through a number architects, the church committee members turned to University of Tulsa art instructor, Miss Adah Robinson for help.

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