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Mar 29, 2017 - Oatman

we spent the day at Oatman, Arizona. They have wild donkeys that come into the town so people can hand feed them. They used to feed them carrots, but now you have to buy food from the people there to feed the donkeys. Cindy was brave and went up to the donkeys until the one started for her then she wasn't so brave. We can't believe how the desert has busted open in bloom. Everywhere you look the flowers are so pretty. The weather has been great again for us. On our trip out of Oatman we were watching for the wild Donkeys and managed to spot...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Route 66

We took a trip from Topock to Kingman and stopped at the old western town of Oatman. Had a great lunch in the Oatman Hotel restaurant. The walls are covered in money, approximately $150,000. Apparently in the early days, the locals would write their name on a dollar and give it to the bartender to hang on the wall to cover their drinks for the day. It became customary to just leave an additional dollar on the wall when they left so they always knew they had a tab at the bar if they got thirsty. Now the walls are covered!

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A Lifetime's Dream

Apr 7, 2016 - On My Way

Putting the coach in storage went off without a hitch. On the way out of the park I spotted the most beautiful blooming cactus and had to stop to take a picture. My goal today was to get to Oatman, AZ to see the wild burros. Getting there turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had anticipated. I got off the highway and turned on to Historic Route 66 for the ride into town. Suddenly signs were posted saying that the road crossed over a mountain pass, lots of steep and curvy roads, no center line. Too late to look for an alternate...

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Oct 1, 2015 - Oatman, AZ

Sept 30th we traveled to Oatman (yup...you guessed it, up Route 66). Lots of people were there (several motorcycle groups), in fact one group came all the way from Australia just to check it out. The Burros were out in full force, but I gotta tell you, the smell from all those animals was a bit on the intense side...wow !

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Apr 30, 2015 - Route 66 & Oatman

ROUTE 66 U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total...

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2015 RV Adventure

Mar 22, 2014 - Route 66 - Oatman Hwy.

We continued through town and the Black Mountains on US66 to Shinarump Road - Golden Valley, AZ then on to US 68, Bullhead City, AZ, and back to Needles.

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Oct 16, 2013 - Day Trip: Oatman, AZ

Happy Forty-Second Anniversary to us. It is our first Anniversary on the road. What do we do to celebrate? We plan to take the motorcycle to Oatman, AZ but it is very windy. John gives the okay. Historic Route 66 goes from Kingman, AZ to Oatman, AZ over the Sitgreaves Pass. When we were in Kingman, we could have continued on Route 66 in the RV but it is a road better traveled by motorcycle. We turn right out of the park and cross the Colorado River again. We travel across the desert toward the mountains. There is a strong crosswind and I...

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Feb 4, 2013 - Oatman, Arizona

Day 22 (am temp 39.6) Oatman, Arizona (via Mohave Valley) I’m sure we all have our bucket lists of things to do, places to go and people to see. And unlike Morgan Freeman, with Jack Nicholson’s help, most of us don’t ever fulfill that list. After seeing an article on Oatman in a travel magazine several years ago, visiting Oatman has been on my list ever since. As luck would have it, my little detour to Las Vegas brought me within striking distance of Oatman, so I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. As with many historical locales, like...

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Oct 5, 2012 - Route 66 to Oatman, AZ

We left Winnie behind and traveled the original routing of Route 66 from Kingman to Oatman. Oatman Road (See snip from Google Maps) is a narrow, 2-lane, twisting mountain road not suitable for vehicles over 40 ft. according to instructions at an information stop at the start of the road. The first stop along the route was Cool Springs Cabins. It's a replica of a 1920's style gas station, cafe, and tourist cabins. It was built from the rubble of the original service station between 2001 and 2004. When Route 66 was bypassed in 1953, business...

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Apr 11, 2012 - Oatman, AZ

Howdy Partners! Today we drove to Oatman, AZ. It was only about 30 miles from where we are staying. This little town of Oatman was quite the place in the 1930's. When the town was abandoned the miners left the burro's there. It is a really neat place and burro's are still there and they walk around the town. You can feed them. On our way in here are some standing in the road so you have go around them. Not all that commerical but still lots of T-shirt and stuff but a lot is made local. We had lunch at the Oatman hotel and Restrurant where...

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Schrams on the road

Nov 24, 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. During this traditional time of giving thanks; we are very thankful for having our families and friends (though some of us are far apart), thankful for being able to experience this new lifestyle and we are thankful for all of our service men and women, protecting our freedoms so that we can do as we wish. May God be with you and protect you. Well, we are still in Kingman spending some quality time with the Frankfurters. Today we will enjoy a collaborative Thanksgiving Dinner. Ginger will be making stuffed...

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Nov 18, 2011 - Back to Oatman

We decided to go back to Oatman today. We had arrived there as the town was closing up yesterday and hoped to see some more of the shops and the gunfight that they have everyday. I took some pictures of the countryside again. It is so beautiful, and I wish so much that you could see it through my eyes. Found an abandoned bathtub, and a great poem written for a bear. When we got to the town, it was packed compared to yesterday. We asked one of the shopkeepers if we could buy burro food (guilt from not feeding them yesterday) and she told us...

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Yippee Tyo's!

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