Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Cozy Dogs & Waffles
We have found some wonderful places to eat on Route 66. There are chain restaurants a plenty on the Interstate but in getting off to follow the original road we have found some great establishments that have been there for years. One such place is Cozy Dog located in Springfield, Illinois. This is the place where it is said that corn dogs were invented. They do not call them Corn Dogs & if anyone tries to call them that, they will correct you.
There are plenty of small mom & pop places with wonderful food. We ate at a place in Santa Rosa, NM called the Route 66 Cafe. We had a great breakfast there one day. There are a couple of chain restaurants that we do not have in MN that we have relished eating at on some of the days. Two of our favorites are Waffle House & Taco Cabana.
We have seen some beautiful countryside & met some interesting people. We see some of the same people who are on a similar journey to us at the well known places. One such pair are a father & son riding a Harley along the route. We have run into them 3 times. We have had rain daily so they are toughing it out on their bike.
The hotels we have stayed at are also landmarks of the by-gone era. Two in particular are the Munger Moss in MO & the Blue Swallow in NM. These are your typical roadside motels like my grandparents used to own in my childhood. I can greatly appreciate everything that goes into running such places.
We are now heading north to CO to see family & are sad to leave the route. There are many memories that we experienced & places for future visits that have noted.