Out at Victoria Gardens on my lunch hour Monday, I thought I’d buy gas before the rain started.
I pulled up at the Chevron station near Richie’s Diner, Del Taco and The Hat. Above each pump was a pleasant surprise: a reproduction of a vintage (1950s?) illustrated map of Route 66.
Various cities are pinpointed, with Cucamonga obviously inserted. Route 66 attractions depicted at the bottom of the map include “Joshua Tree,” “Hoover Dam,” “Grand Canyon,” “Indian War Dance” (!), “Will Rogers Monument” and “Mississippi River.”
The maps are a charming touch, and next time I’m in the area and need gas, that’s where I’m going.