Route 66 – Albuquerque, New Mexico (Post 1936)

May 5, 2012

Our motorhome is still parked at VFW Post #401 here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Yesterday Mary and I took the Bronco and wandered along Route 66 that passes right through the middle of Albuquerque…and is also known as Central Avenue. This portion of Route 66 was developed in 1937 after realignment of the old Route 66 reduced the mileage through New Mexico by more than 100 miles.

To read about the history of Route 66 in Albuquerque, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_66_%28New_Mexico%29

Today the current Route 66 is still lined with a number of old motels and shops built in the 1930,s and 1940’s. Sometimes the buildings are gone…but the signs remain. Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view...

To see the other 30 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/Route66AlbuquerqueNewMexicoPost1936

Despite the blazing sun and searing 85 degrees it was still fun taking the nostalgic trip on Route 66.

Visiting old historic roadways is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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3 Responses to “Route 66 – Albuquerque, New Mexico (Post 1936)”

  1. Donna Huffer said

    Just like a guy. You get your lady back and all you can think of is “Motels”. :)

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