Viva Cuba members met six members of the Society of American Travel Writer members and three officials from the Missouri Division of Tourism at the World’s Largest Rocker. They were interested in Route 66. Here’s what they focused on as we toured:
1. The Rocker and meeting Dan Sanazaro, owner of the Fanning US 66 Outpost General Store: See “Route 66 landmark Guinness World’s Largest Rocking Chair celebrates second birthday.”
2. The Wagon Wheel Motel and its history: See “Have You Ever Thought of a Facelift.”
3. The Bette Davis mural and the story behind it: See “Bette Davis visits Cuba, MO.” You will see the photo that sparked a footrace through Cuba’s streets.
4. The restored 1931 Phillips 66 Station at junction of Hwy. 19 and Rt. 66: See “Cuba MO says good by to a long-time trooper and a piece of our history.”
We also discussed the popularity of Missouri Hick BBQ for Route 66 travelers. Unfortunately, the group had toured several BBQ places in Kansas City and were BBQed out and didn’t eat lunch there. They did stop by the Main Street Cafe for a good meal before leaving town.
If you are in the mood for a little of Bobby Troup’s “Get Your Kicks on Route 66…”
Get Your Kicks On Route 66!