THE WIGWAM MOTEL IN RIALTO – GETTING OUR KICKS!

A GROUP OF 13 DUARTEANS CHECKED INTO THE ICONIC WIGWAM MOTEL IN RIALTO FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY. FIRST A DIP IN THE POOL ON A WARM AFTERNOON AFTER CHECKING INTO OUR TEEPEES. THE ROOMS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THE AMENITIES.

Dinner delivered by Juan Pollo – the chicken chain owned by Albert Okura – owner of the Route 66 town of Amboy.

A few years ago we stayed and partied at the Wigwam. Our dear friend brought his hotrod. Sadly he passed away recently and we held a small memborial with a cake. His wife BJ was with us.

 

Jim & Kathy Kirchner at their Teepee

BJ tries one of the morning donuts. A leisurely morning then we pack up and head for the ORIGINAL MCDONALDS MUSEUM.

This is the site of the first McDonald’s that was open in 1940, but the property has since been purchased by the owner of local chicken restaurant Juan Pollo and converted into a museum. It is always debated as to whether this location is the first, since the Des Plaines McDonalds in Illinois also claims that, but the Illinois one was opened 15 years after this original one.