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Because of YOU, we are thankful!

The Roadrunner Lodge Motel has been voted the #1 BEST ROADSIDE MOTEL in USA Today’s annual 10best Readers’ Choice contest for “BEST ROADSIDE MOTEL” in America!

“During the early years of the 20th century, Americans took to the nation’s brand new highways, and roadside motels (a portmanteau of “motor hotel”) popped up to accommodate these travelers. Many of these historic properties have gotten retro-chic makeovers, blending their vintage charm with modern amenities. The restored Roadrunner Lodge motel on Route 66 blends mid-century style with modern conveniences, like premium mattresses, plush towels, free wifi and HD TVs with more than 120 channels. The historic property is truly a mom-and-pop operation.”Share a pic and caption on our Facebook page that you took when you stayed at the Roadrunner Lodge

TO WIN A PRIZE. Rhonda will pick a winner of the MOST FUN PIC on 66 @ #getlostinthe60s. The deadline to enter is midnight August 31. No limit to posts. Good luck and see you on Route 66!
Post your pic on the RRLM Facebook page HERE

What’s the craziest recipe you’ve ever tried?

Sandy asks: What’s the craziest recipe you’ve ever tried, Rhonda?

My favorite special occasion recipe from my Betty Crocker’s PICTURE COOKBOOK is MOCK DUCK… and my family absolutely LOVES IT.

MOCK DUCK: A “Happy substitution for a bird”
Use a 5-lb shoulder of lamb with the foreleg on. Cut off below the knee to form a duck neck and head. Have shoulder boned and mold it and sew it in the shape of the body of a duck, leaving hollow for stuffing. The foreleg should stand up to give the effect of a duck head and neck. Split leg bone 1′ to form a mouth. Remove a few stitches and stuff, then resew. Rub with fat. Roast. Serve hot surrounded with molds of mint or cranberry or orange slices.

What pop culture were we listening to in July of 1964?

Kevin asks: What sort of pop culture was happening around the time the Roadrunner Lodge was first built?

Pop Culture News from 1964, when the Roadrunner Lodge Motel was just a youngster of a motel and in the week of the 4th of July, people in the US were listening to “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys” and in the UK, “It’s Over” by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. The movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” a Beatles musical comedy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. And, famed Beatle, John Lennon published “In His Own Write” a collection of off-kilter poems and stories with line drawings that made it to the best sellers list.