Route 66 | KEEP YELLING KIDS!!
HERE IT IS
This is the exit I’d been looking forward to for a thousand miles!
I drove past this place many times when I lived & worked in Northern Arizona. I always thought it was long shut down but it isn’t. I stopped by on Day Five to have a looksee.
I pulled up near the big guy, hoping to catch & saddle him, then have an 8-second ride. As I got closer, I thought it was funny that he just stood there. Upon closer examination, it was evident that the Jackrabbit was a gyp, a hoax,a phony. There was no fur. It appeared to be constructed of fiberglass.
I prepared to mount the Famous Jackrabbit for my first ride.
Since the Jackrabbit was a bust, I walked inside the Trading Post, hoping to console my grief with some ICE CREAM. But before you could say “Rebel Without a Cause”, there was James Dean.
Looking around, I picked up a license plate and some ice cream on a stick.
Unwrapping the ice cream, I was sad to note that it looked like somebody had sat on it. Was it Jackrabbit Revenge for that Wild Ride earlier?
I’ll never know.
Buzze A. Long, a little older and a little wiser, reporting from Jackrabbit Trading Post in Arizona
Route 66, Route66, Rout 66