Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Get your Kicks on Route 66

When I was a little girl my great grand-parents home was a MAGICAL Wonderful place to visit! They were the most kind loving people and even until they were well into their 70's they still went dancing every Friday night in Waco Missouri. Their names were Mama Fay and Floyd and I loved them dearly. They had a game room that had a pool table, pinball machine, and a Pop Bottle machine! I can remember all the wonderful varieties of Pop that we could choose from so when we found out that their was a restaurant near us that carried Old Time Pop in their original bottles ~ WE.HAD.TO.GO!

We loaded up the kids and headed to Arcadia Ok which is only 1 1/2 hours away from us and found the drive on Route 66 to be quite charming! Some businesses have gone out of business and stand deserted while others are still doing well and restoring their original look. But when you drive up to POPS their is absolutely NO MISTAKING it! The soda bottle complete with a straw stands 66ft. tall and at night it is lit up for all the world to see! The parking lot was jammed full of people and the license plates were from all over! Texas, Iowa, Missouri and the Bikers ....OH MY! There were tons of them!

Pops is so unique and we enjoyed seeing all the different varieties and for me it was so neat to have memories of my Mama Fay and Floyds house flood my mind and my pallet as I was able to drink a "Nu Grape" Grape Soda ♥ This pop along with many others were always stocked full in my Papa Floyds pop machine.

Here are a few pics from our Family Day and the trip we shared down Route 66 to POPS

Me and my sweet girl! ♥

Took this pic for you Kim :)

Love Potion #69! LOL

Doesn't this look sooo yummy! They were out of this in their massive refrigerator :(

This was the view from our table during lunch! This stand is unlike any you will find! All the bottles are glued down thank goodness :) No fear of them toppling off onto your head :)

These are the 6 pack boxes that people come in hoards and filled up with their choices of bottled pop @ $2 a bottle! and YES we did bring home a 6 pack of our own!

Original Dr. Pepper when they still used cane sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup!

Please hop over here to my book Blog for the latest review! Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant. YOU.WILL.LOVE.IT!

Hope you all enjoyed seeing just a few of the pops they offered! Have a blessed Tuesday my friends!