Wigwam Motel, Route 66, Holbrook, AZ

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    Wigwam Motel, Route 66, Holbrook, AZ, twilight. One of my favorite shots because the Chevy reminds me of my 60 Pontiac Catalina, sold in a fit of thriftiness. I took photos at least once a hour while we stayed here - the light and colors are always changing, and you keep thinking, this is the best yet!

    58impala, thisisshen, John3:36, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SKY✡VU 82 months ago | reply

      Very Nice Brian! This would make a good Icon for you.

    2. Dusty_73 82 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I must stay at one of these places!

    3. mrchriscornwell 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called US Route 66 - "The Mother Road" Route66, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      You have a lot of great Route 66 shots besides this one!!!! Can you please add some of your photos to our group????

    4. Pete Zarria 64 months ago | reply

      Worth the wait, very much so. The AZ sky is always in flux begging your attention.

    5. sosensible 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tipis and Wigwams, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. bandman12 36 months ago | reply

      great shot... must have been one of these in Oklahoma too years ago

    7. Tom Froese 33 months ago | reply

      Hi Brian, my wife and I saw you featured on the PBS documentary about strange roadside architecture the other night. We think you and your family are awesome! My favourite quote from the doc: "If you haven't slept in a wigwam, you're not cool".

    8. jipsi 28 months ago | reply

      I remember, many many years ago as a pre-teen, in the early 70's, when my family was traveling by station wagon and teardrop trailer on a vacation BACK to California (we'd moved from there to Illinois in 1970, when my father retired from the Air Force and Edwards AFB in California), my Dad PROMISED he'd stop and let us stay one night in a motel, and we kept telling him we wanted the 'wig wam' motel in Arizona... sadly, just as we entered Arizona, around sunset, our teardrop trailer departed on the road behind us somewhere. YES, we looked back and saw it was no longer there! Hours of backtracking before we found it along the road shoulder at the base of a steep hill... this was before a major highway became the route du jour, I believe, AND before cel phones: Dad left us in the car for most of the night while he walked to find the nearest town/gas station for a tow, as the little trailer was damaged and going nowhere... At any rate, my Dad always liked the 'back roads' ('scenic route', he called it), and that preference cost us dearly, that vacation. Funny thing, at the time it was a disaster. Now, looking back, it was one of the more memorable vacations I remember, because not ALL of it was bad. I killed time, in the twilight, looking for and pocketing old soda bottle caps, and I still have some of them to this day. (sigh) No wig wam hotel stay for us, though.

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