Route 66 Museum in Barstow, CA

I have been a fan of all things Route 66 for a while now, even going so far as to drive the entirety of the California portion, read about that here. I hope to one day do the whole thing, but that is an idea for another time. Till then, I try to soak up […]

Route 66 Attractions from Rancho Cucamonga to Santa Monica

The section from Rancho Cucamonga to Santa Monica is the last part of Route 66, and if you have been doing it all the way from Chicago, then it can be pretty bittersweet to make it finally to the end. I haven’t been able to do that yet but I have completed the entire CA […]

Sycamore Inn Restaurant Along Historic Route 66

If you are looking for a historic spot right along Route 66, then consider the fantastic steakhouse known as Sycamore Inn. Route 66 is pretty unrecognizable in this section of Southern California, so it is fun to be able to round a corner and see a spot that has been there since the 1800’s (even […]

Best Route 66 Stops in California & A Guide for Each Section of the Drive

Route 66, America’s historic Mother Road, travels over 2,400 miles connecting Chicago to Southern California. To this day the road still beckons travelers from all over the globe, encouraging them to drive the road and discover its secrets. The state of California is where the road ends, right on the Santa Monica Pier, and through […]

Route 66 Attractions from Needles to Barstow

One of the goals I set for myself in 2016 was to finish my drive of Route 66 in California. A few years ago I drove two portions of it, from Barstow to Victorville and from San Bernardino to Rancho Cucamonga but I still needed the portion from Needles (where it enters CA) to Barstow. I […]

Amboy Crater: Hiking Through a Lava Field to a Volcano

I am a huge fan of both Route 66 and hiking, so when I heard about a unique hike on Route 66 I knew I had to get out there. Located literally in the middle of nowhere, near the small town of Amboy, sits this massive volcano known as the Amboy Crater. Details 3 miles […]

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch on Route 66

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is a perfect example of why I started this blog. It encompasses one mans’ passion for creating something unique which lead to my passion for finding, documenting and photographing these things for others to enjoy. Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is literally a forest of bottle trees (large metal pipes with bottles […]

Route 66 Attractions from Barstow to Victorville

California is home to so many beautiful modern attractions that one of the things that often gets lost in the shuffle is the history of this fantastic state. One of the most interesting parts of that history to me is that it was the end point for Route 66, the mother road. I have set […]

Route 66 Attractions from San Bernardino to Rancho Cucamonga

Having lived most of my life in the Inland Empire, I was still oblivious to the fact that Route 66 pretty much runs right through my backyard. One lazy Saturday morning I decided to set out and see what I could find on a short stint down the historic road from San Bernardino to Rancho […]