Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sweet, Smooth and Sassy

I love this car; not all cars, certainly not the 12 year old Pontiac I drive year-round.  Just this one, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air!  Doesn't that grill look like a smile?  Or at least make YOU smile?  Admit it, it does.  I can't help myself, I go to the largest car show in the U.S.A in June and this is the only car I see!

Last year while at a Flea Market I found this little book that goes with the theme of summertime car rides.  After watching the movie "Cars" I have been dreaming of a trip on "The Mother Road".  For now, a trip using the graphics from this Elf Book and a few other sources will have to do.  The embellishments for these tags are October Afternoon "Boarding Pass" and the background paper is an old pocket atlas.

 Now take a ride with me and hum a little Nat King Cole...

If you ever plan to motor west, 
                 Travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on Route 66

It winds from Chicago to L.A., 
                                                 More than two thousand miles all the way. 
Get your kicks on Route 66.

Now you go through St. Louie, Joplin, Missouri, 

 And Oklahoma City is mighty pretty. 

You see Amarillo, 
(Basic Training in San Antonio for the Airman rates an emblem)

Flagstaff, Arizona. 
Don't forget Winona, 
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Won't you get hip to this timely tip 
When you make that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66!


  1. That is cute!
    I think it would be fun to drive 66 instead of 40.

  2. What fun tags!! And I love the song!!


  3. Very sweet. I love how you made it perfectly 1950's. I can hear Nat King Cole now...smiles...Renee

  4. My gosh, you do such cute stuff! Road Trip, indeed!!!

  5. Ah, such fond memories! In 1969, my mother was determined to go to her high school reunion in Michigan. My dad couldn't go, so Mom packed up her 4 kids, ranging in age from 14 to 3, loaded up the 1967 Chevy Bel Air station wagon, and drove Route 66 from LA to Chicago, then on to Michigan. Mom had guts!!!


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