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St. Louis to Lebanon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Wednesday, 09 April 2008 22:58

These are some of our many pictures from Tuesday. I'm sorry I can't add more, there are so

many things we've done and seen.

Our first stop of the day was the Anheuser Busch Brewery. Here's the gang waiting

for the tour.

The Brew house.

The Bud wagon in the stable.

The Bud horse, these guys are big.

The Bud dog. This ones for you Ashley.

And here's the beer for you beer lovers.

Couldn't help myself. Spring really is coming. For you Sue.

Ted Drewes frozen custard, a Route 66 attraction since 1929. Yes, we shared a


One of the many vintage motel signs on the route. This one still had the motel


But, as you can see this one's no longer in business.

Another tourist stop, they did a real good job of cleaning up after the flood on

March 20th. The water level was 2 feet higher than the top of the landing, it created

quite a mess in the gift shop and into the caverns.

It's a good thing we brought a mechanic along. Just a minor breakdown.

The Wagon Wheel is still in business.

This is in the town of Cuba, MO. The have quite a collection of murals on the sides

of their buildings.

We're still in Cuba. This was a perfect photo op. This is a cottage style Phillips 66

station from 1932.

Finally, here's the end of our day. The Munger Moss from 1946, Romona Lehman and

her husband have been the owners since 1971. They have done a great job

with historical preservation. Very friendly, clean rooms, a must see again.

That's it for Tuesday.

Lebanon to Joplin, MO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Judy   
Thursday, 10 April 2008 22:31

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.



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