We sat and talked with the daughter of the station owner for awhile. She told us stories about the area and the history of the place. She asked if we had stopped by the antique shop further up the road. "Why yes, we did." She told us an old man and has wife ran the place for something like 30 years. But a few months ago the wife died and the man was left alone to care for the place. She said a few weeks ago a traveler came by and said she just stopped by the shop and there was the nicest old woman there (do you see where this is going?) she described the man's wife who had recently died. We just half-smiled and said "Oh my..."
This one's for Nancy
Love these art deco machines
An original Route 66 sign
Pan out, and this is the building it swings from
I have a thing for abandoned buildings and peeling paint if you haven't noticed
this link for a bit of it's history. It's full of charming little buildings and art.
A gate made out of old gears and tractor parts
Some of the houses are privately owned.
There were a few of these chairs scattered out in the lawn...they looked like they were grazing.
This sculpture was called "Plumber's Nightmare"
In the the little old church