Archive for August, 2009

Random things on route

August 31, 2009

There were loads of other small roadside attractions along the old route 66. Sometimes it was difficult to find them, and sometimes we just came across some weird stuff. Here’s a few bits we stumbled upon.

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Full video coming soon

August 30, 2009

Well the blog is nearly over.

Though Luke has been busy editing all the HD footage of our trip into a small documentary and plans to nearly finish it this weekend. We took about 16 hours of video footage, and he has cut it down into about an hour long piece.

So hopefully after he has finished I will be able to chop it up into 10 min episodes and post here on the blog for all to see.

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Can Art Chicago

August 29, 2009

In the hotel foyer in Chicago they had some art all made from normal cans of food…

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Plus they had some funky cans of beers too, which we just HAD to try on principle…

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American Culture

August 28, 2009

We saw lots of other typical american things along the way, like HUGE religious things…

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Being generally in the middle of nowhere a lot….

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Lots of railway tracks…

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Lots of over-sweet fattening food…

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And lots of results to over-sweet fattening food…

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Walnut Canyon

August 27, 2009

Outside Flagstaff, Arizona we visited Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Wandering deep down into the canyon we could see living quarters built into the cliff faces where people used to live and store food in the area.

We drank a stupid amount of water that day.

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Puerco Pueblo

August 26, 2009

An old village site, with massive rock formations. Ancient carvings (petroglyphs) can be seen in the rock made by people hundreds of years ago, well they lived there from AD 1250 until about the late 1300’s.

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The clouds out there looked amazing too. And this crumbling rock face below may not look that big, but was huuuge.

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Key Lime Pie

August 25, 2009

Santa Monica, LA. After reaching our final goal – the end of route 66, we headed off to the English pub and had some traditional english food.

But then we wanted some traditionally American food. And Luke kept going on about trying some Key Lime Pie, so on the way back we popped into the one place we knew did it.

Four Beers and Four Key Lime Pies please!

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Very tasty it was too. Hooters!

Kill Bill Cafe

August 24, 2009

We also came across the little cafe featured in Tarantino’s KILL BILL film. All decked out like yee old style american diner. Wasn’t open though. Is the bit where She fights her way out of her coffin and then staggers into the Cafe…

Kill Bill Coffin Scene >

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The middle of nowhere

August 23, 2009

Following the original Route 66 route we drove through this quaint little town on the way to Springfield, Missouri. Wandering around aimlessly we came across a Museum with lots of old random stuff, ideal for taking some more photos.

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El Rancho

August 22, 2009

We stopped off at the El Rancho hotel in New Mexico, which was a place where a lot of movie stars stayed while filming in the area, due to the amazing western surrounding landscapes.

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John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, all them lot really…

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