Trek America - Route 66








Oh Route 66. It was the big highway that runs from one side of the country to the other (ish) and THE way to get anywhere really! All along the route were these kitsch hippie towns and quickly became a icon of American Culture. When interstates were bought into the USA the road fell out of favour more and more and eventually they crumbled and became a weird sort of ghost road of the past. While a lot of the road is out of action these days there are lots of stops along the way that are full of the Americana spirit of the time though and it's actually a pretty cool visual.














We stopped off at Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In, which is still a popular tourist stop. Delgadillo was working on an extremely limited budget, so he built the restaurant mostly from scrap. At this stop there was a bunch of Cars inspired by the Disney/Pixar film with eyes on. It was really cool actually. So quirky, funny and you kept finding little things to make you giggle.

This was a really quickly stop but something I thought deserved it's whole post. The photos really speak for themselves really. It was like going back to the 50's and having big ol' slice of Americana!

51 comments

  1. Wow, it must be so amazing to drive along there! Thanks for sharing the cool pictures :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. This basically sounds like ideal holiday/road trip. It's something I've always wanted to do and these photographs have definitely confirmed that!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  3. This looks amazing! I love all the photos!
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  4. Wow these photos are all incredible and have that real American feel to them :) Love the Disney inspired cars!
    Love Holly x

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  5. This looks like such a stunning trip! Really gorgeous photos too!

    xx

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  6. It really looks awesome. Route 66 is definitely something I'd love to do, if I could actually drive!

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  7. If Instagram were a place, this would be one of the many towns - the vibrant colours and busyness to the pit stop are so cool!

    Lauren x
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  8. Looks amazing. Love your photos! :)

    Cassie x

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  9. LOVE these pics :) Would love to drive some of Route 66.

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  10. I bet the place is all instagram worthy! Nice photos!

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  11. looks absolutely incredible! would love to go on a similar trip x

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  12. I love posts like this with lots of photography, like you said the photos speak for themselves! Looks like your having an amazing time!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  13. This is awesome, I love how retro it all looks. Would love to travel along Route 66!

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  14. Seems like you had a lot of fun!! :) those are some great pictures!!! :)

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    Xoxo Jessy

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  15. Okay, so this is how I imagined the majority of America to look like when I was little! Haha. It looks like a fun place! x

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  16. These photos make me very jealous, I'd love to go on these typical American highways and find places like that! :) xx

    Floralchaos

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  17. these photos are just amazing, the colours and everything about the good old America back then you can see, how cool it must have been to drive through and see this <3

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  18. Ohh wow I have always wanted to travel on route 66, this makes me want to even more!

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  19. Looks like such a fun trip! I love all the old Route 66 signs, great photos!

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  20. That must've been amazing. I love the vintage vibes from there. I live in the US but haven't been around that part before - I'll have to make a mental note to go someday!

    becky | star violet

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  21. These photos are looking so awesome !

    Sara,
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  22. These photos are beautiful :)

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  23. Gorgeous pics, looks like from an old movie :)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL

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  24. The quote 'of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most' is on that is really close to my heart. I based my final dance piece on it, linking it to the journey through dementia so seeing it in this post really made me think for good and bad reasons! I do love these shots though...

    Infinity Of Fashion// Lucy Jane

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  25. This actually looks so nice :) photos look awesome! Em xx

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  26. Love your photos! They're really making me want to explore the US!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

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  27. I would love to be able to do this one day with Trek America. Looks absolutely amazing. Your photos are awesome too, love the way you've edited them and made the colours pop! So envious! :D

    Rachel from • Claireful •

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  28. these photos are truly beautiful, i love all the vintage/hippy type props and stuff, looks so cool! x
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  29. Could you please tell me what filter did you use in these photos? They're great. Thanks! xx

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  30. loving the photos! looking forward to seeing a little slice of route 66 on my trek this year!

    Rose and Weston x

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  31. Lily, you brought it to life with your photos so well! I'm insanely jealous of your trip!

    Georgina
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  32. The route 66 history reminds me of Cars! haha. Actually, I loved that car inspired by the movie! and also the sings, they are so cool! :)

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  33. Amazing pictures, love your travel posts!

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  34. I'm seriously thinking of doing trek america and this particular trip is one that I'd love to do! It looks amazing! May actually book one for next year :) http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Really cool photos. I always love seeing how people capture different places in the world.

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  36. Interesting! Great photos!!

    Rachel x
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  37. Completely stunning photos!! I want to do similar trip too =D

    Michael
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  38. These pictures are so cool. It is my dream to travel America!

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  39. I live right off Route 66 a little further East. You did a great job capturing its spirit! So glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  40. These photos are stunning Lily!

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