Kori and I have been working on a personal photography project of photographing the historic Route 66 that runs from Chicago to L.A. On Tuesday I took some time off to photograph Route 66 in Missouri between Springfield and Carthage.
This is the "66 Drive-In" just west of Carthage
There is a playground in front of the screen that looks like it hasn't been touched since the '50's
This is Gary. His sons built him a replica of a gas station that once stood on this site. Gary sits inside all day. There are no working gas pumps and he doesn't sell anything. He just hangs out waiting on someone to stop by for a visit.
I found this guy walking on a rope that he strung up between two trees. He said it was his hobby. I guess there's not a lot to do in Carthage, Missouri!