July 16, 2012

Route 66 continued...

I'll fill in the blanks of our Route 66 trip in the next blog post. For now, I have to share pics from Sunday night's hotel in Springfield Illinois. It was totally vintage...right down to the $65 room rate. 



 




In case you're in Springfield Illinois, this establishment is charming.  It's not fancy by-any-means,  but it provides all kinds of Route 66 charm right down to the 50s diner located inside the hotel.



We've traveled 1,500 miles in 4 days. It's been a whirlwind trip from Michigan to Missouri back to Michigan again.  This was our last big summer 2012 vacation splurge, but it was well worth the mileage.

17 comments:

Nellie said...

Oh, how much fun that would be! You have spent a lot of time on the road in the past four days! It looks like everyone was having a good time.

vivian said...

well thats a few miles isnt it? lol! but route 66 seems to be the perfect vintage themed route to take! I'll be back tomorrow to see what you have to share about your trip!
sweet dreams!
xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It will be a trip to remember always! What fun to get to see so much in just a few days! Love all of the vintage things at this motel! Hope you've taken bunches of photos! Take care!

Donna said...

Wow, that's alot of miles, Kim! Sounds like you had a great time! Welcome home:)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

i. love. road. trips. !!! just catching up from our return. This splurge was so worth it, you will remember this holiday forever. I have travelled only a small part of Rte. 66. Love your kitschy accomodation!

Tammy's in Love said...

Now, everyone gather 'round the TV and watch Cars and Cars 2 from Pixar! You'll love it and be ready to look at all your pix and enjoy the memories of a drive on the Mother Road!

Pam said...

That looks like a fun trip! I didn't even know they had all that fun stuff on Route 66.

Heather said...

One of our best family vacations was a road trip from California to Missouri. Looks like you had a great time! That hotel looks awfully cute!

My Vintage Mending said...

This is the most amazing trip. I have traveled that route nearly yearly and never stopped at these spots. What I have missed. In my own backyard! Thank you for opening my eyes. Smiles...Renee

NanaDiana said...

What fun! It is something those girls will remember long after they are grown up. I love your "tour". xo Diana

Lee said...

Oh, my 'seat' is sore hearing about that many miles but what fun! Always good to make memories.
Our sons still talk about our car trips out west, even though all I remember is stopping the car to leave one of them after his bad behavior! LOL
Safe travels home!

vintage grey said...

What a fun trip! Looks like you hit all the neat spots!! xo Heather

ImagiMeri said...

What???? You didn't take it all the way down here and visit me...well almost visit me. It goes through Flagstaff which is only 2 hours away. Maybe next summer you can complete the whole thing!

Hugs,
Meri

craftyles said...

We were in Springfield last time we took son up to CHicago. Wish we had known about that cute place.like a really fun trip!

Janet said...

We use to take that route when I was little, from California to Illinois, to visit family. Those places look like fun!

Cheryl G. said...

What a cute place!
Love that picture with your two girls! Priceless!
Wow! That's a lot of miles!

Patti said...

I am just so excited! I just love this little doll and everything that you sent. Thank you so much! You have no idea how blessed I am!