Day 6 – Finding Rolla

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.

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Wax N’ Wash

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Someone Owns It

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Derby – Closed

The other end of this town has this cool divided boulevard.  I love the trees and sidewalk down the center of Route 66.

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Route 66 a Boulevard

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.

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Route 66 Auto – But Closed

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.

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Comfort Suites in Rolla

The lobby is also quite nice.  We’re going to enjoy our evening here.  In fact, I’m going to do my laundry.

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Comfort Suites in Rolla

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.

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Showing off my Bay Photo Shirt

Tomorrow

Tomorrow we leave Rolla and head to Springfield (Missouri, not Illinois).

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