the  blu turtle
 1ST Official V W Bug of  Route 66 Association
of Texas


Tis  ' Official ' We Are!


AND Sooooooo

The Adventure


Standing at the U Drop Inn  Filin' Station

Shamrock Texas Route 66


Route 66 near First Street intersection, 1959 (From postcard) — in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

In Tucumcari, Route 66 has been known as Gaynell Avenue, Tucumcari Boulevard, and Route 66 Boulevard.

(Thanks to  Christian Mericle for the photo  information ! )


11 NOVEMBER 1926 - 26 JUNE 1985

  ~ 179 MILES ~

The Blu Turtle  A  Member of the  Old Texas Route 66  Association .

Part Time Roadie &  Fun Historian.

 Will be  Traversing down as Much of our Texas Route 66 Roads  to retrace & dust off Forgotten Memories & Places 

 As our Panhandle  Weather permits..

 To see what was..

As in no way a 'Professional Writer or  Photographer . 

This page is  just to add a little Colour & Fun  to Memories of  the Mother Road

while lookin' thru  the  windshield of a Volkswagen.

Official Opening Chicago Illinois November 11th 1926..

On this site  there will be  already documented facts & History & links .

 Our personal pictures to  show where the Blu Turtle has traveled & researched Texas Route 66

and thru the Expertise of other Known Roadies

 Our New friend Roamin' Rich had  'inspired me to  do the mini  Texas road trips in the Blu Turtle 

And The Knowlege of the Route as well from Ms. Dora Meroney &  Mr. Dennis Purschwitz

there's so much out there on the East & West  Direction's

It's Amazing & Inspiring...

To Meet  The  People  that have 'Been There . Done That 'Along the Way'

 When  you have the Opportunity to be able to talk with these  People along the Route .

Is a Treasure in it's Self

 ~ Route 66 History Tidbits ~

*Route 66 had its Official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State, and national roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as “The Shortest, Best and Most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles. (

In 1990, the United States Congress passed Public Law 101-400, the Route 66 Study Act of 1990, recognizing that Route 66 had “become a symbol of the American people's heritage of travel and their legacy of seeking a better life." In accord with the legislation, the National Park Service conducted the Route 66 Special Resource Study to evaluate the significance of Route 66 in American history and to identify options for its preservation, interpretation, and use. This study led to the enactment of Public Law 106-45 and the creation of the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. This program provides financial and technical assistance to individuals; nonprofits; local, State, tribal and Federal agencies; and others to help preserve the most significant and representative historic resources along the route for people to learn from and enjoy.

In Treasured Memory

Randee Randar

Ramona California

 April 20th  ~ January 9th 2018

( clic )

A  Small  Tribute to a  Aspiring and Special  Person in The V-Dubb World.
A Friend To Countless Faces  Every Where
Whose Memory & Kindness is Always Remembered
 So as the Blu Turtle  continues on it's Adventures  Randee Randar will 'Ride Along Too'

This Old Route 66
 ~1 memory = 1 mile ~


Click on the Any Pics for Further  Information 
 Mid Point Cafe  GPS 
Geolocation: MidPoint Cafe, West Historic Route 66, Adrian, TX, USA 
Latitude: 35.27067419999999  Longitude: -102.6728233

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