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Dec 6, 2018 - Route 66 and London Bridge.

Heading out of Grand Canyon we decided to make a few stops on the way to Joshua Tree National Park. Our first stop was Seligman AZ. Known at the birthplace of Historic Route 66, it’s an interesting place. The Route 66 theme was dominant among the cafes and souvenir shops. We also noticed the prevalence of license plates. Besides piles of various state plates for sale, they are the main décor in just about every building in town. The only General Store in town has an RV park behind the store. It has the same owner as the adjacent Road Kill...

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Mar 24, 2014 - Peachy travels

We left The Town of Williams this morning, and travelling down I-40 until our exit onto The Mother Road Route 66. This turn-off was just east of Seligman, typical of any town you might see on Route 66 biography. It takes you back to the 50's & 60's era. After a few touristy pictures we had lunch at Westside Lilo's, recommended by some bikers we met at the GC. Famous for burgers, cakes and pies. Pictures of all the celeb's that have been there, yep even Babe Ruth.. We bought 1 piece of carrot cake, that last us for 2 meals. Peach Springs is...

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Mar 5, 2014 - (un)grateful dead

just a quick posting this evening; i had a few interesting photos to share. first, before i forget, i had made reference, in an earlier post, about the state of arizona posting ‘burma-shave-like’ safety signs, and i posted photos of one series. well, on this end of route 66, there are some REAL burma-shave signs. (not from the 50’s – these are newer – but erected by the burma shave company.) i didn’t want to post any more photos, but a couple of the series, if i can repeat them from memory, went like this: “angels who guard you / while you...

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Mar 3, 2014 - cavernous

well, the rain, wind, and general bad weather has passed (although it’s still cold – but i am at 5400’) so i’m happy about that. i finally have some people-interactions to share, so let me start with those...... on saturday as i was walking through the hualapai indian reservation i came across a young man whose pickup truck was disabled. (actually it quit on him just as he drove past me.) i’m not much of a mechanic but i stopped to help anyway. no cell signal, so i couldn’t lend him my phone and we ended up walking into town together. he’s...

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Jun 13, 2013 - Arizona

Thursday, June 13 – We started our day with a phone call to Gary’s high school classmate, JoAnn (Greenwalt) and her Sam Gaddis who live in the Phoenix, AZ area. Another important phone call today was to our daughter, Cindy, to wish her a happy 40th birthday! Leaving Route 66, we headed south from Flagstaff to the beautiful town of Sedona, Arizona. From Flagstaff to Sedona, we drove down Oak Creek Canyon, a scenic 13 mile drive of hairpin turns to the bottom of the Canyon and the Town of Sedona. After visiting the Arizona Visitor Center, we...

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May 25, 2013 - In Search of Rt. 66

May 25th, Sarah's Birthday-Happy Birthday Terrific Daughter, and a blissful, cool morning in Williams, AZ! Great day to head out to discover what Rt 66 has to offer. Think the "CARS" movie, you younger set and you'll understand this. We've been traveling on Interstate 40, the highway built taking the traffic off of 'The Mother Road" which originally took folks from Chicago to LA, we wanted to discover some of the real thing. We headed back into Williams for a diner breakfast then back west toward Seligman. It was one of those "Forest Gump...

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Apr 28, 2012 - Route 66 - Seligman - Williams - Flagstaff

Aujourd'hui nous avons voyage direction Ouest jusqu'a Seligman, AZ pour revenir vers Flagstaff, en prenant la fameuse Route 66. La ville de Seligman vous ramene dans l'epoque glorieuse de la Route 66. Petit village ou on peut prendre des photos au milieu de la rue et voir arriver le traffic pour des milles. Un endroit priviligie pour les riders de motos, car il y en avaient durant notre visite. Apres Seligman, noius avons essaye de rester le plus possible sur la route 66, mais pas toujours possible. Arrive a Williams, nous avons pris le...

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Nov 21, 2011 - I'm Tod, she's Buz

Younger readers will not get this title reference but we are on Historic Route 66 and the TV show of the early 60s had two characters Tod and Buz riding in their 1961 Corvette across the country on Route 66. So we are gettin' our kicks thinking our big honkin' dually is actually a hot Corvette. Man what an interesting ride so far. We started at the last Arizona exit of I 40 just before crossing into California. The road was a little rough and as we got into the mountains the scenery was just breathtaking. There are a lot of very neat things...

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Apr 22, 2011 - Day 18 Route 66

Today we drove THE ROUTE west from Ash Fork to Hackberry, AZ. Many small, but interesting places and lots of gift shops. We took many, many pictures, but decided to only post a few. Many of the towns along THE ROUTE have long ago disappeared. A few of them survive by the skin of their teeth. And a couple survive thanks to the tourist dollars. Ask Fork is one of the not so lucky. Their main business is flagstone and the town is now the Flagstone Capital of the World. As we drove through, we counted at least 4 businesses that deal in...

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Retirement Rocks!!

Dec 9, 2009 - Day 9

Got up this morning to the sunshine, blue sky, and no wind but still cold. So off we went. Stopped to fill up and wash the windshield and the wash water was froze. Finally ran out of the snow and stopped and got a geo under a bunch of rocks. Going through Flagstaff on top of the mountain, they had 20 inches of snow on Tuesday and just got cleaned up. Saw a semi flipped over in the ditch. Stopped a 6:00 PM at a 24 hr Gas station where the semi's go and spent the night. Still in the snow and cold.

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Mar 14, 2009 - Visit to Sun City West, AZ

Mar 12 to 14, 09 Sun City West to Seligman on Route 66 We arrived at Auntie Keitha and Mac's in time for an awesome BBQ steak dinner. They live in a Del Webb retirement community called Sun City West which is to the west of Phoenix, AZ. Auntie Keitha was a friend of Shirley's parents in the Lacombe, Alberta and Loma Linda, CA days. We had a nice relaxing visit with them that included going over old pictures, touring the community facilities, attending a craft fair and an evening walk in the neighbourhood. Mac and Keitha are always so...

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Jun 8, 2008 - 6/8-6/10 Grand Canyon & Seligman Az.

6/8 Took it easy today. A bus tour to the different look out points. Not much walking, still trying to heal my toe. Took in a beautiful sunset at 7:45 than back to trailer to get ready for dinner. Bill made reservations for a night @ El Travar. A very beautiful place to end our Grand Canyon stay. 6/9 Left the canyon arrived K.O.A in Seligman Arizona, by the way of route 66. Not much here to see, but it sure does remind you of the movie Cars. Bill picked this place so I could have a few days to swim and just relax. No luck. Pool is under...

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