I started driving along Route 66 peering through a galore of vintage toys, candies and memorabilias while drinking homemade sodas and licking ice cream inside an old establishment called Fairoaks Pharmacy. Then, I had a flowery day in Los Angeles Arboretum.
In continuing of turning back the time, I decided to get some driving music. Just as well, Canterbury Records stores just what I need! This music bar holds more old records than new. They have international foreign music like you wouldn’t believe, the usual vinyl, world music, movie VHS tapes, instrumentals, speech, genres from pop to indie, everything. If you think physical album is dead, Canterbury Record is one of the few remaining record stores that still hold everything music and movie related, old and new. I bought me five 90’s music albums from the Used Section. I also bought Jack White’s solo album Blunderbuss which, by the way, is my frontrunner for the year’s best.
Going back to the parking lot, I spotted an old bookstore named Cliff’s. I went inside and came out of the bookstore with a smile. I got me a book called “A Separate Reality”, something I couldn’t find anywhere.
Both stores are located in the Old Pasadena. Now, I remember it as a place where I get to dig some old treasures, dust off some shelves and score rare finds and hidden gems. I also scanned the area for a little bit.
Moving right along. Now that I got a book to be excited about in reading it, and some CD’s to listen to, I continued my drive along Route 66 through East and West Foothill Blvd. My first stop is a Drive-In Theater, another lost recreation of the old days.
It was close as it was already late at night. I also passed along a SONIC, a fastfood place normally can be found in the eastside. I really wished I knew this before hand. I WILL go back some other time. I couldn’t stop because I still have two food places I wanna hit before the end of the day. One is a classic Mcdonald’s.
It’s has very small space. But for first- time visitors, choose dine-in instead of the drive-through. They have old pictures that show how they do business back in the day.
My last stop is Buffalo Inn. No, this isn’t a hotel but you can rest here after a good drive along Route 66. They have been serving buffalo burger since, as the sign says, 1929! Plain in simple, it’s a great food exploration if you want a different taste of meat in your burger. Their buffalo burger is not the only thing great about the place. I enjoyed and love their potato chips. It’s basically real potato slices dipped into oil and made crispy. It’s way better than french fries!
So if you’re in LA and want to take a break from modern lifestyle and all those technologies, take a drive in Route 66. It guarantees you a trip down memory lane and a transport back in the golden days.
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