You have got to go here…Historic Route 66 – Amboy, Calif.
OK OK OK, so this blog isn’t really about going to Amboy, it is more about not being afraid to go off the trail a little bit, yes it may take you a few extra minutes…but what does that matter when you’re discovering something new?
You can accomplish this one of two ways, do a little research (on blogs such as mine:)) before you head out on a trip to see what may be along your path or watch for signs and when you see something interesting…GO!
When heading home from a trip to Arizona recently we looked to one of our favorites sites – Roadside America and picked one place to veer off the straight and narrow. Our choice this time…Amboy. This town, like so many others along Route 66 were very popular until the freeway was built and it took most travelers and business away from them (think about the movie Cars). But thankfully Amboy and Roys Motel & Cafe have been preserved so that they may also serve as a history lesson to the lucky visitors who decide to make a visit.
In addition to a museum, Roy’s is also a working gas station still and sells snacks and drinks to weary motorists.
No, this isn’t as flashy as a theme park or as captivating as looking at the Statue of Liberty ,but it is still spectacular in it’s own right. You never know what memories you are going to make when you decide to take a chance and try something new.
OH, if you do ever find yourself in Amboy – look out for the shoe tree…it is pretty awesome!
Happy Amboying (or whatever roadside attraction you find yourself at),