A revamped Route 66 in Amboy (population 2000), California, midway between Palm Springs and Las Vegas now sparkles with a freshly painted Route 66 emblem on the new surface of the road.
Caught along with the Roy’s sign in the background offers a stunning juxtaposition of two different text and image classic symbols, symbols that can create cash when incorporated into photographs, coffee cups, books and knick-knacks.
Several years ago Albert Okura purchased the entire town of Amboy, home to the famous Roy’s sign, for around $425,000.
Today, the Roy’s gas station and store are open, and a cafe is planned.
Amboy is a must-stop destination if you are driving the back roads to Las Vegas. Across the street are some incredible abandoned buildings, perfect photo ops for those who opt for rustic landscapes.
Another photo op in the town is the empty rooms in the motel. They’ve opened the door to everyone so you can snoop around at what life used to be on the Mother Road decades ago.by