Wednesday we traveled from Lebanon to Joplin, the day is gray, cold and overcast.
Rain and storms are in the forecast.
But that's not going to slow us down, we have a full day planned with many stops in 130 miles.
Wrinks Market opened in 1949, Mr. Wink passed away in 2005. Lebanon, MO.
One of the many small motels along 66. Lebanon, MO.
Here we are at the Route 66 museum in Lebanon, MO, very well done museum loaded
with memorabilia. They have a room set up from the Munger Moss Motel using
many of the things from the rooms in the early years.
Another motel, the Rest Haven has stone and brick masonry and in the early
years they had garages between the rooms. 1947 Springield, MO.
This is called the Gay Parita Store, it opened with a station, cafe and 3 cabins.
Later a garage was added. On old 66 in Paris Springs Junction. 1929
Jim with the current owner Gary Turner. He has done alot of renovating on the property
and is loaded with stories.
The Tydol Station with garage, post office and store. Opened in 1920 - not seeing
much action anymore. On old 66 in Spencer.
This artistic gem is a flying manure spreader created by famous sculptor Lowell Davis.
Flying high on Route 66.
At the 66 Drive in Theatre, Carthage, MO. Built in 1949 this is the last of six
Drive Ins with 66 in the name, located on 66.
Thought we'd wait for the show to start.
Jasper Co. Courthouse built in 1895.
At Red Oak II, Carthage, MO. This is a 1920's style cottage style Phillips 66
station relocated and restored from the town of Red Oak. The town was the birthplace of Lowell Davis
who purchased all of the buildings. It's a whole story in itself.
Here's Lowell Davis, he was a very gracious host, inviting us into his home
out of the rain and sharing many stories with us.
This was one of the highlights of our day. We had originally bypassed
Red Oak because it was getting late. We decided to turn around after
leaving Carthage and I'm glad we did.
The rain was coming down pretty hard on our way to Joplin.