Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Route 66 - Roy's Cafe Amboy, CA


11 comments:

Bill M said...

Seems like Roy's has been around forever.

TheChieftess said...

Reminds me of a motel on 395 on the way to Mammoth, and the sign reminds me of a sign in Walker! Very vintage!

Pat Tillett said...

@ Bill - It's been around for a long time. Apparently, this place and others on route 66, were the inspiration for the Disney movie "Cars."

@ Kathy - The 395 is also an old highway, so you probably did.

Jeanna said...

Yes, love it! Am getting visions of The Bagdad Cafe.

Jeanna said...

Wait, are you saying that this motel and/or cafe are open for business?

rupam sarma said...

Great captured

Pat Tillett said...

@ Jeanna - The Bagdad Cafe is just down the road about 60 miles.
@ Jeanna - The motel no, the cafe and gas station yes! The cafe is more like a snack bar. The whole town was purchased by a few years back. He has some plans, but I can't see any way that the motel could ever make money.

@ Rupam - Thanks!

bill burke said...

What a flashback to an era. Those neon signs are a treasure and tell a lot about the US and travel back in the 50s and 60s. A fantastic image, Pat.

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks Bill! I was very fortunate to be able to see a lot of Route 66 when I was young. Unfortunately, it didn't mean all that much to me back then.
I love all that stuff now!

William Kendall said...

Quite a throwback to the past!

Pat Tillett said...

It sure is William. For me, that is the draw to Route 66. It's all a blast from the past.