We’d been hearing about POPS, a gas station/convenience store/restaurant/soda pop establishment on Route 66 in Arcadia. So a couple of weeks ago, on a hot Thursday afternoon, Dr. Lobo, Little Guy, and I checked it out.
The first thing we noticed was the giant sixty-six foot soda bottle. At night, it lights up.
We parked the car in the rather large lot and walked through the gas pump area,
ate a good lunch at the restaurant,
and looked at 12,000 or so soda bottles.
This was one of my favorite finds, since it refers to Arcadia’s famous round barn, just down Route 66 from POPS. For two years, Dr. Lobo and I lived in the country just outside of Arcadia, and I drove past that barn every day.
It’s a good thing we came in the middle of the afternoon on a weekday, when it wasn’t busy.
Go to www.pops66.com to learn more about POPS. An interesting video shows the giant soda bottle being moved onto the site.
Visiting POPS is a fun little excursion. Just be sure you go sometime when it isn’t busy.