We spent last night in Kingman and are staying here tonight. Kingman is near Nevada, California and the Grand Canyon, so they have LOTS of hotels and motels.
We’re staying at the Ramblin’ Rose on Route 66. This former Travel Lodge is typical of the 40’s through 60’s motels in the west. A long strip of rooms with an office at the end.
The place is very clean (no odors – one of my pet peeves). The issue a metal key on a hotel key tag. That’s something you don’t see any more and a bit nostalgic.
Paul and I went to church here in Kingman. Several people came up and introduced themselves. We told them about our trip along Route 66. It is a nice friendly ward here and only about 1/2 mile from Route 66.
Normally I wouldn’t do laundry on a Sunday. There is a laundromat just up the road from the Ramblin’ Rose Motel. It cost $1.50 for the wash, and 25 cents for 6 minutes on the dryer. It only took an hour to get all our laundry washed and dried
Lunch was great today. We searched Google and found a diner not far from the Ramblin’ Rose. We headed there.
We found it to be a beautiful retro diner on the outside and inside. We met the owner, Armando, and he provided us with a wonderful waitress (Kendal) and meal. Paul had the BLT, and I had the Andy Devine Burger.
I was all set to drink water until I asked the waitress what type of root beer they served. She said it was their own homemade root beer. That sold me. It was GOOD. VERY GOOD. In fact, it was GREAT.
After our meal, the entire staff came out for a group photo.
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