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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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The Leaning Water Tower of Britten

The Leaning Water Tower of Britten

Britten Water Tower I-40 exit 114 Groom, TX Water tower, Signage, Inspiration for “Cars” site The town boasts the famous “Leaning Tower of Britten,” deliberately constructed to lean to one side to catch the tourist’s eye and get them to stop in Groom. The leaning…

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Footwear folliage at Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum

Footwear folliage at Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum

Dot Leavitt’s Mini Museum 105 N. 12th Vega, TX 806 267-2828 Welded environment, Boot tree, Inspiration for “Cars” Dot Leavitt and her husband Harold owned Vega Zero Lockers, a cold freezer storage in the 40s and 50s. (Remember, at the time most people didn’t have…

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Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch – Colorful homage to the open road

Cadillac Ranch West of Amarillo, I-40, Between exits 60 and 62 Amarillo, TX website Art Cars, “Zippy the Pinhead” location, Sculpture environment, Inspiration for “Cars” site Open to the public A rich eccentric named Stanley Marsh dreamed it up. An art collective called the Ant…

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A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

A Texan inspiration for “Cars”

U-Drop-Inn and Tower Station 101 East 12th St Shamrock, TX 806-256-2501 website Signage, Inspiration for “Cars” site The U-Drop Inn, also known as Tower Station and U-Drop Inn and Tower Cafe, opened April 1, 1936. Local John Nunn used a nail to draw original plans…

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Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Roadtrip Timelapse / Drivelapse video from Brian DeFrees’ 12,225 mile cross country roadtrip around the USA from August 2011 – October 2011 compressed into 5 minutes.  During his trip, videographer Brian DeFrees summarized each day in photos using the iPhone apps “Picframe” and “Instagram”. When he…

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meanwhile back at the ranch…and the canyon

meanwhile back at the ranch…and the canyon

Cadillac Ranch |  Amarillo, TX  |  Stanley Marsh 3 and Ant Farm In a cow pasture along eastbound I-40 between exits 60 and 62.  Exit onto the frontage road, then enter the pasture through an unlocked gate. Almost 25 years ago, 2 friends and I…

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600+ miles…

600+ miles…

(Flint Hills, Kansas)   The trip started wild and windy…with the winds in the Flint Hills of Kansas being strong enough to topple a semi. Everytime I passed an 18-wheeler, I would hold my breath and go as fast as possible, “don’t tip on me.”…

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here we go…

here we go…

(car trips…a lifestyle choice) Bags are already packed, car is ready, new camera lens is on (woohoo)…and I am ready to roll on out of town bright and early!  (to those wanna-be robbers – there will be someone at home, with the dogs.) Believe it or not,…

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