2017, Route 66 Journey

09.22.17- 66 Diner in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, September 22, 2017 – After riding the Musical Highway and the Sandia Peak Tramway, we really enjoyed eating at 66 Diner located on Route 66 in Albuquerque. Great food and amazing old time atmosphere! We felt like we’d stepped back into the 50’s and 60’s with their eclectic ambiance! Betty Boop, Elvis, Marilyn, vintage and neon signs, juke box, soda fountain and Pez collection are just some of what you’ll experience when you visit there.

Originally built as a Phillip’s gas station (Sam’s Sixty Six Service) in 1946, the business soon expanded to include a service garage to better meet the needs of locals and Route 66 travelers.   Converted to a diner in 1987, much of the original building is still intact, and the hydraulic lift “lives on” under the restaurant’s hopscotch court!


This was very funny “Jim’s Bumper Crop” made up of car bumpers!! As I said near the top, a portion of the dining room was once a mechanic bay, and there’s a hydraulic lift still intact under our hopscotch court! In 1987, they converted the service station into a restaurant.

We knew right away this was meant for Roy and I.  

Our misbehaving amounted to me having an asthma attack while eating and then I spilled so much dreamsicle shake (oh how delicious that was!) all over the table while pouring some from the metal tumbler into the tall malt glass. Roy was very well behaved so at least one of us was! This was a fun day even if it was exhausting! We had a wonderful day of rest on Wednesday.  We then headed out on Thursday going to Santa Fe, New Mexico to see what’s between here and there.

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