I Get My Kicks On Route 66…

Mary continues to be occupied with personal business. I am now not expecting to see her again until I arrive at her home in Murphys, California about the third week in April. It’s just the way things are and we just have to deal with it.

Over the years I have driven on segments of Route 66 many times. Yesterday I did it again…albeit for 33 miles from Barstow to Victorville, California. I could have driven it on Interstate Highway 15, but chose Route 66 instead.

While not a lot to see, one can still get their kicks imagining what it was like to drive along this road in the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition there are the numerous old, run-down, dilapidated and deserted building that also stirs the imagination.

Along the way there is little population…

Lenwood – 3,542

Hodge – 431

Helendale – 5, 623

Oro Grande – 975

Here are a few photos that I took along the way…

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…

Some portions of the roadbed are in a lot worst shape than this segment…


I ran along-side a long freight train for a number of miles…


Low bridge with narrow roadway…


Shortly after arriving in Victorville, I stopped at the California Route 66 Museum…


Immediately entering the museum you see a beautiful teardrop trailer…


Henry Fonda played Tom Joad in what I believe was the best Route 66 movie ever…The Grapes of Wrath…


They have a neat partial 1960’s Volkswagen Van so popular back in those days. Look closely and you can see I’m wearing John Lennon sunglasses and an afro wig…


Lots of memorabilia…


A 1917 truck along with some Burma-Shave signs…


I love shooting reflections…


This is what happens over the years to a face that doesn’t use sunscreen…


The volunteer docents are very friendly, knowledgeable and have many stories to tell..


Thanks for making my visit so enjoyable!

After leaving the museum, I proceeded about eight miles south (no longer on Route 66) to the Napa Car Care Center in Hesperia, California…


You can see my Bronco on the far right. Here I continue to try to solve my stalling and hesitation problems. Yesterday they installed a new fuel pressure regulator…problems remain and further activities will continue today. Since the garage is on a busy and noisy roadway, I drove the motorhome about three miles to a quieter location to spend the night…Moose Club #1808 where I enjoyed some nice refreshment and conversation…


Here’s the usual dinette window photo…


To see the other 25 photos that I took…


Route 66 From Barstow To Victorville, California

You can read all about Victorville by clicking this link…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorville,_California

You can read about the Route 66 Mother Road Museum by clicking this link…http://califrt66museum.org/


Yesterday was a sunny and 82 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 72 degrees.

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 500 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrvzqm8-IKGdA

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2015

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