Williams 1881

View of the town

Route 66 signs everywhere

Cafe 66


Native America

Iron Horse Saloon

Wild West Junction Old Town

Miss Kitty's


Hopsing's Chinese

Bed & Bakery

Old Service Station


Cool train

Last one! This critter was on our picnic table this morning, not...

We are having a relaxing day in Williams. The temperature is in the 60's. We are enjoying having our windows open with fresh air. Williams is almost 7,000 feet in elevation. It stays cool most of the year with the summer highs only reaching into the low 80's.

It is a quaint mountain town that has the personality of an authentic western village. Historic old town Williams is full of interesting shops and galleries. We drove through the town today and took a lot of pictures to add to this journal.

The Williams area hosts nearly a million visitors each year in its hotels, campgrounds, RV Parks, and bed and breakfasts. Visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is only an hour away by car or a leisurely two hour train ride aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. We took the train ride before when visiting the area in 1998. We are planning to drive to the canyon this time. It is cool enough for Ollie to enjoy the drive too.

Williams is also noted for being the last "Route 66" town in America to be bypassed by 1984. It is a cool town and we are enjoying it much. More later from Arizona.

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