Sleep in a Tipi & Visit the Site of the First McDonald’s along Route 66

During the week Patrick decided to surprise me with a mini, one night getaway at the Wigwam Motel in Rialto on Route 66! An icon of the Mother Road, the Wigwam Motel is a handful of concrete tipi structures that are quaint, and of course, small. There honestly wasn’t much to do in the small town…

Saturday Night at the Drive In

Yesterday was a friend’s birthday, and we went to the drive-in to celebrate. One of the great things about celebrating the birthday at the 99W drive-in is that you can tell those working at the snack bar and before the movie they will announce everyone’s birthday and what ensues is an orchestra of “Birthday Beeps” –…

The Ruins and Oddities of Route 66

It’s no secret that I am a fan of roadside Americana.  While I love to see these 50-plus year old businesses alive and well, my real passion is photographing the abandoned Americana.  I love seeing what time and nature does to man-made structures and objects.  So when my dad said he wanted to drive down…

The Salton Sea: Remnants of California’s Rivera

Well, we’re home from California! And with lots and lots of photographs! I’m so eager to share my experiences and photos from this trip. My dad tagging along meant I got to go out and do so many wonderful things! And I’ll be sharing them all with you over the next few days. But today we…