Day 6 – Finding Rolla
We didn’t have trouble finding Rolla. It’s a pretty good sized town. Route 66 is tricky here because there are traffic circles (aka roundabouts) and a divided highway.
It is late afternoon, and so this will be the last Day 6 post.
Wash N’ Wax
This Wash N’ Wax place hasn’t seen customers for some time. It takes money to rehabilitate these old places. I keep thinking the tourist traffic can support it IF, and ONLY IF, the owner creates a unique environment. If it is unique, people will stop.
The other end of this town has this cool divided boulevard. I love the trees and sidewalk down the center of Route 66.
Used Cars and Trucks
Route 66 Motors looks like it would be a fun place to visit, however it was closed. It could be it’s past Labor Day that is resulting in many of these places being closed. As a result we have an obstructed view.
Our Hotel in Rolla
Our hotel in Rolla is nice. For once, our room is decorated with local photographs. I like they have a local feel.
The lobby is also quite nice. We’re going to enjoy our evening here. In fact, I’m going to do my laundry.
Here’s my plug for Bay Photo Labs. I put my camera on the tripod, and used my camera app on my tablet to take the picture.
Tomorrow we leave Rolla and head to Springfield (Missouri, not Illinois).