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Get Your Kicks on Route 66, Missouri
While I don't make a habit of looking down when I walk...look what you can see if you actually look around when walking. It was raining the day we spent time walking the historic area of Maplewood Missouri, so pictures were a quick snap and move on. I didn't even take time to read the plaques that day. But, found several that were very interesting. The signs says 66 Park in Theater (drive in). Young folks may have to look that up. lol This was locaetd at 9438 Watson Road. It was built in 1947 by Flexer and after one year taken over by Wehrenberg who operated it til it's closing.
This was located on historic route 66. I get my kicks on Route 66...something else young folks might need to look up. We old folk well remember the song and the tv show. This open air theater advertised "cool breezes" long before air conditioning came about. There was a playground up front for kids, pony rides, ferris wheels even throughout it's history. Teens called it the passion pit. It held 800 cars and had 4 concession stands. The picture was taken by Chuck1231 and uploaded to Cinema Treasurers(along with 2,551 others).
Drive In's popularity lessened with more available on tv, with folks going to the movies and having air conditioning. 66 Park in Theater closed after the 1993 season, and was demolished March 19th, 1994. Though I also found information that said it was razed in 1996. It made room for a grocery store, National and after that a Schnucks. Now there's a shopping center there and all that remains is memories of historic route 66, drive in movies are a thing of the past.
Hope you'll take time to listen, Nat King Cole Singing Get your kicks on Route 66
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A bike rack
For Viu Bicing in Barcelona. Today is the letter V as we move through our A-Z challenge (if you want a V location post, here's several for Virginia...Richmond, Monticello, Arlington National Cemetery, Williamsburg, and more.
We saw these strange bikes everywhere while we were in Barcelona. Viu Bicing is a bike sharing program that began in March of 2007 in Barcelona. It has moved about Europe, to Germany, Netherlands, and Italy as a means to reduce traffic and carbon dioxide emissions in busy cities, reduce noise and it seems to be very popular. You purchase a pre-paid smart pass annually, and with a swipe of a card can slide a bike out to use. They are meant for short distances, to supplement public transportation for the locals.
There are 420 stations and close to 100,000 members in Barcelona. Vodafone (a mobile wallet app) is now involved giving members the ability to track their distance, average speed, and emissions saved. The first 30 minutes of use are …
Look at this beautiful bright aqua blue Iguana. I can't imagine you could miss this one as it slithers quickly across the hot bricks pool side. You know how hot cement and bricks are on your barefeet? These creatures love heat, in fact if you watch them you'll see they hunker down while resting so their belly touches the pavement. They get as close as they can to the hot surface to absorb as much of the heat at they can. I spotted this one coming towards my chair. Once I got the photo, I moved the chair a bit which caused it to go elsewhere. Thank you very much. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a big animal lover. In fact, I'm afraid of lots and lots of animals and creatures. this one was about 18 inches long. This big green Iguana was over 2 foot long and apparently likes to have it's picture taken. This is a male, I don't know the gender of the above blue one. You can see this one isn't spotted like the blue one, has a striped tail and thorny…
Story Mound is a State Memorial off Allen Avenue at Delano Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio. The archaelogical preserve is somewhat visible near the Middle School on Arch Street (formerly the old HS). Chillicothe is rich in Indian history. Mound City Group, the more famous area is a National Memorial with much to see regarding The Hopewell Indians.
This mound, measures 19.5 feet tall and is 95 feet in diameter. It's fenced and so I wasn't able to walk around it to get a better feel for the size. This is an Adena Indian Mound. The Adena Indians inhabited the area between 800 BC and 100 AD. The mound is slightly smaller then it was originally. It measured 25 feet in height and 125 feet in diameter before it was partially excavated in 1876 by Clarence Loveberry for The Ohio Historical Society. It sits on just under one acre of land. Beneath the mound are traces of a round timber building; the first documentation of this type of structure for the Adena people.