MICHEL Country Music Journalist
Route 66 in California
from Needles to Santa Monica; 321 Miles
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The California Historic Route 66 Association provides many guidebooks for your trip in
Crossing the state line at Needles. Eat at the Wagon Wheel.
There are two stretches of Mother Road here.
One from Needles via Goffs, Fenner to Essex.
For the other we took Mountain Springs Road to reach Essex.
Arriving in Cadiz. It's a ghost town. But the sign by the rails is there.
Amboy. Roy wanted $2M when he sold the town. Finally it went for less than 25%.
Bagdad was a famous site for movies.
In Ludlow, we visited the Ludlow Cafe - but not the old one.
Stone signs welcomed us to Daggett.
Barstow is worth spending some time.
In Victorville, Historic District and Route 66 Museum are must see
Shopping in one of the many Antique Stores is fun.
Don't get lost on Foothill Boulevard, it's pretty tricky to follow...
...through Rialto and on to...
...the Drive Inn Theatre inAzusa
Approaching the end of Mother Road on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Sign at the end of the road and Santa Monica Pier.
2'448 Miles of were behind us.