For those of you who know me personally you know that I love road trips. Love getting in the car and just taking off just to see what is around…..always looking for something to point my camera at. I’ve decided to do a gallery just on Route 66 “The Mother Road”. I started that little adventure yesterday. Not far from where I live is a little town called Arcadia. Arcadia is located 15 miles north of Oklahoma City on Historic Route 66 and has a ton to see if your into old historic stuff and some new fun stuff.
One of the new things on Route 66 is “Pops”. You can’t pass through Arcadia without stopping to check out their bumper crop of pop! You can’t miss it with the big huge soda bottle and straw that soars 66 ft. into the sky in front of the building. Remember all the pop you use to drink as a kid? They have it……and much, much more! It’s the happening place on this section of the old historic road. If you don’t mind waiting they have a restaurant also that apparently is pretty good……we have yet to want to wait in line to check it out.
The first thing you see as you walk into the building is the windows with a rainbow of sodas. Glass shelves showcase thousands of bottles, floor-to-ceiling. It’s awesome looking!
If you have the time be sure and hang around until after the sun goes down. Each night as the sun sets on the little town of Arcadia, LED lights transforms the big bottle into a dazzling light show! An infinite array of colors and patterns salute the world’s greatest variety of soda pop inside!
Just a little heads up on photographing the bottle. If you are looking to do it without people in your pics…..well it’s not going to happen. When the bottle lights up that is when everyone wants their pic in front of it…… You might be able to do it on a week night when it’s not quite so busy.