This weekend my husband and I went to do a few old-timey western things for my birthday. Although not everything went as we had planned or would have liked, we did get to stay at the Wigwam Motel and see Wanda Jackson play sunday night, which was awesome. Wanda Jackson is amazing and her voice is still absolutely incredible. I could not believe it when this 70+ woman belted out the longest stream of amazing western yodels I’ve ever heard live in my entire life.
The Wigwam Motel is a funny conglomeration of hokey roadside attraction and hotel on the historic Route 66. The family that owns it are really nice and lovely, very friendly, and helpful giving directions to places we wanted to go. The area around it is pretty sketchy. I was glad my husband was with me. I think if we went back again we’d get there before dark. But I’d always wanted to see some of old Route 66, so it was a fun, if interesting experience. The rooms inside were somewhat modernized and funnily shaped (well, they ARE in fake teepees) so I felt somewhat Alice in Wonderland and out of proportion with a very tall bed in a somewhat rounded room. It was clean but definitely shows its age, but the fun tile in the bathroom, even if a bit distressed, was all original as far as I can tell. And for vintage lovers it’s the little glimpses at the past that are fun!
The next morning was really bright, warm, and sunny, so we took a few pictures. I’m actually wearing all vintage for once! Every stitch of clothing, that is. But my shoes are new and my hair flower was made by a friend. My husband’s wearing a vintage western shirt and jeans I made him (which were a pain to make!)