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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Exploring Spots on Route 66 Part 6

Did you think we were done??? HA! Fooled you! Regular readers know that I love visiting cemeteries - you never know what you might find. This visit, however, was planned in advance because my friends and I wanted to visit the graves of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. I have to say, this was one of the most unusual cemeteries I have ever visited. Stunningly beautiful in a stark way. Well heck, let's just look at the pictures.

We pulled into the cemetery and the first thing we see is this ginormous statue. I did not notice a plaque of any kind so I am assuming that this is a tribute to Trigger, his horse. I thought it was kinda cool.

So I started walking around...and started noticing little details like the metal sculpture nestled in the rocks. You could easily miss it if you aren't paying attention.

Then I noticed these little pathways and realized that some people were actually buried in the rocky hills!

Here and there I found a few little "tranquil spots"...

Then I walked over to the main building and enjoyed the view.

What I found rather touching was that someone (a fan perhaps?) left a little spring on the stone. Not sure what those are but I do remember seeing them as a kid.

So I started walking around again and came upon this stone. It caught my eye not only because it was unusual in shape but then I noticed the graphics...and then I was amazed by all that this gent had done in his life!

And now, we pay our respects to the King of Cowboys and the Queen of the West.

This cemetery is small but quite interesting and if you are ever in Victorville, I suggest stopping by and taking a stroll around the place.

Monday, January 30, 2012

First visit to Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

I was so excited about going to the Jolly Holiday Bakery & Cafe!! But first, I had to snap the Carnation Cafe, all covered in blue so to speak.

I'm sure you've seen dozens of pics like this but I needed one of my own, LOL. If you want to see more, check out an extensive photo report over at The Disneyland Gazette.

Much to my disappointment, the Park and the Jolly Holiday Bakery were VERY crowded so I only took a few photos. Hopefully, I can go back on a slow day and shoot to my heart's content.

 Really like this light fixture!

And of course, the penguins!

Karen and I had the Caprese sandwich.

Peter had the turkey. We all agreed that everything was super yummy.

New Orleans Square is getting its bling on!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Peeking over the walls...Cars Land

Sometimes is really sucks being short, especially when you are trying to look over a Disney construction wall! Here we can see the sign for Flo's Cafe.

I can't tell what else we're looking at here.

I almost didn't share this with you since you can't see much. But...I decided to include it because what you can see of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree looks so darn cute!

Next we headed into the Blue Sky Cellar to examine the model for Buena Vista Street!

Am I glad I renewed my annual pass? Oh ya!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Exploring Spots on Route 66 Part 5

Still walking around and looking, looking, looking!

Bet you wish you had one of these!

I have a soft spot for vintage telephones, LOL.

We had a set like this in my house but ours was yellow.

This "hippie van" set-up is basically a photo op. Cute idea.

We're not done yet so come back tomorrow, folks. Oh and one more thing... Back in November, I was interviewed by Dreamers Empire and the interview has been released. If you'd like to listen, click here for details. I'm on episode #16.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exploring Spots on Route 66 Part 4

We left the Barstow Harvey House and drove to Victorville because we knew there was another museum there...and here it is!

We pulled into the parking lot, got out of the car, and this is the first thing we see...

Yes, a gravestone! For a dog! A very special dog, I gathered from the story, which follows.

After paying our respects, we headed into the museum.

Right as you walk in the door, you see this baby! These little trailers are the coolest thing ever!

Who wouldn't want to go camping with one of these?

After a few minutes, I realized that this museum was full of cool stuff so I made sure I inspected every inch of the place. (Don't worry, this won't turn into a 15 part series!)

I never had a TV this small but my sister said when she was a kid my folks had one.

I dig old stoves so I needed a photo of this one.

Now this brought a smile to my face. My mom actually had one of these and I loved, loved, putting clothes through the wringer! I know what you're thinking:  "But that is so unsafe for a mere babe!" LOL, ya well I was 5 at the time. Don't worry, my folks then bought a brand new Kenmore which lasted until 1985!

And then I looked up and saw this!!! Yes, we had one of these "space ball" tape decks, too.

My inner sign geek was tickled pick when I saw this....

...and then this!

I was worried that this might be the real restroom.

Look at this tiny cord board! Did I already tell you that I worked one of these? A GIANT one. See? You thought I was kidding when I said I was in high school when dinosaurs roamed the Earth...

To be continued...