Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Abandoned Along Old Route 66
Agent 54 back on the job again. I took a short vacation in the desert southwest and came upon old abandoned truck stop on Route 66 a few miles south of Kingman Arizona. The little truckers restaurant in the background is ironically named “Time Stop”. Actually, the restaurant stopped and time passed it by. How many thousands of tired truckers must have had a hot cup of coffee and a good meal there before filling up and hitting the road again?
The missing sign from the giant sign posts must of have been a welcome site to many a lonely traveler for many years.
Abandoned long ago, these gas pumps are obsolete but, not old enough to be restored as antiques. Stripped of anything with brand markings, they will likely sit here for many more years, just like this.
This desert driveway will lead you nowhere. Fortunately they built the new truck stop across the street, complete with a "Iron Skillet" restaurant.
How long will the new truck stop last until it too, is Abandoned in Time?
Did this old Chevy truck ever stop at the old station?