Turn Left and Follow the Teepees

 

I found this really cool old Hay Sales & Feed/ Welding Shop by accident, which I love. It’s SO much fun to turn a corner and discover a really crusty old neon sign that you didn’t expect, or a horse on top of a teepee. This place is in Joseph City, Arizona. When you get off I-40 for a run along Old Route 66 in Joseph City, all of the guidebooks tell you to cross the freeway and turn right. But I had glimpsed a teepee from the freeway and turned left in pursuit (I always follow teepees)… Continue reading

OK, who doesn’t love a Jackrabbit???

Photo by Stephanie Roberts, http://ObsessiveHobbyist.com

The iconic Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City, Arizona is what traveling Route 66 is all about. Although the adorable “10 Miles to the Jack Rabbit Trading Post” billboards along Route 66 are mostly long-gone, the remaining billboard on-site proudly proclaims “Here It Is,” as it has since 1949. The Texas-sized (sorry, Arizona) Jackrabbit out front is saddled up and ready for photo ops with every German tourist who stops by. And the area around the Trading Post is appropriately worn-out and kitschy. It’s a fun must-stop!!!

THE SADLY-NOW-DEFUNCT JACK RABBIT CAMPGROUND…

 

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