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What are the superlatives of Route 66 as Paul and I saw it?
Well, let us list them.
After a trip of this magnitude, we have lessons to share. The lessons learned are categorized below. We hope this serves as a guide to others.
This was our longest day yet. We got up at the crack of dawn, drove to the desert, and photographed the sunrise. Our location – Cool Springs Station. It is just outside Oatman, Arizona.
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.
Whenever I think of Route 66, I think of Seligman, Arizona, and then I think of the Delgadillo Family and the Snow Cap Drive-In. There’s a lot to Route 66, but the Snow Cap Drive-In is at the heart of things.
While the Grand Canyon is not right on Route 66, it is only 1 hour north. When you drive Route 66, you might as well take a day and visit the Grand Canyon.
We will take a Route 66 detour today. You can’t travel Route 66 and NOT stop at the Grand Canyon. It’s a day trip from Flagstaff and/or Williams, Arizona. Today we leave Flagstaff and head to the Grand Canyon for the day and night.
Today we passed through the Painted Desert. It makes me wonder what early auto travelers thought when they had to drive through Arizona. It’s pretty desolate.
This is sort of a casting call. Paul and I are looking for people to photograph as we travel Route 66. You don’t have to be a professional model. In fact, you don’t have to be a model at all.
Road trips with the family are especially fun. My first venture on Route 66 was by happenstance. We had a car full of children and saw a sign, “Historic Route 66 – Next Exit.” So, we took it. With children on the road you need to keep them entertained. Route 66 accomplished that.