Saturday, June 12, 2010

San Dimas to The End

With mixed feelings, we made the dash for the finish line of this epic journey. The thrill of conquering The Mother Road, melded with the knowledge that it was completed, over, done.

Since it would be unlikely we'd find parking at the finish line for tow vehicles pulling trailers, we left the LPTs and ventured forth. Traffic was dense . . . 47 miles in 5 1/2 hours should say it all.

The 1925 Aztec Motel in Monrovia shows off its style, in style!

Off in the distance, we'd catch an occasional glimpse of a sign proving that we're really here . . .


Since opening in 1957, the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood has helped launch some of contemporary music's most talented performers. Greats such as Elton John, James Taylor, Tom Waits, and The Eagles performed there early in their careers.

The Mother Road passes right by one our country's most talked about foo-foo neighborhoods.

Pleasant artistic greenspace is everywhere . . .

Oscar & I were glad to see this salute to all Texans following The Mother Road near the finish line.

Starting within sight of Lake Michigan, we finish with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop. L -R Pete, Oscar the Smiley Dog, Chris, Dianne, Mathew, Lane, Phoebe the Mother Road Poodle Girl.

Oscar & I wish to thank Lane for having the idea for this journey and posting the question way back in September '08 " How about, in a couple of years, we stage a Little Plastic Trailer rally along Route 66?" Thanks , Lane . . . job well done!


12 comments:

Emily said...

Really, really enjoyed following all of you along this Route. Many parts of 66 brought back memories from my youth and my family's move from the east coast to Southern Calif in 1950.

Emily
NomadWoman

Anonymous said...

THE END....of this journey and now on to the next! Thank you for the commentary. BTW, we have SUNSHINE and will have for at least the next 10 days. ^^^jumping up and down doing the happy dance^^^

Diane said...

I have so enjoyed this blog. Thank you for sharing the trip.
Diane (AKA Sage)

Anonymous said...

The plastic quest has been HONORABLY FULFILLED. May my humble congradulations please pass to ALL!
We are hopeing to make at least to joining on the reverse Rally.
Chuck n Geri n Scotty n Doogie

Anke said...

I also really enjoyed reading your mother road adventures!
Have a safe trip home. What will be next? Or first some birthdays to celebrate?!

Oscar said...

My driver, Pete, is going to take me to Trujillo Meadows Campground in the Rocky Mountains so I can chase chipmunks! Along the way we might see the Grand Canyon and some more Indian ruins . . .

Happy Trails said...

awwwwwww! I'm not ready for it to end!!!

Anonymous said...

Oscar,
I'm so proud of you. You helped Pete find his way to the end of the road and took some great photos.

If you're going to see more Indian ruins, try to take some photos of the Anasazi area for me. I'm trying to convince my peoples to take me there in another year or so.

Later,
Isabella the Italian Greyhound
(and Pamela and Bill)

Happy Trails said...

Great Job Oscar ! When is Pete going to have you up to Trujillo Meadows?

Oscar said...

Not exactly sure . . . a week or so from now, kinda sorta.

Oscar said...

Not exactly sure . . . a week or so from now, kinda sorta.

Grace said...

ohmygoodness! you went to hollywood! jealous!