Archive For The “Arizona” Category

Superlatives

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Superlatives

What are the superlatives of Route 66 as Paul and I saw it?

Well, let us list them.

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Lessons Learned

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Lessons Learned

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.

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Longest Day

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Longest Day

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.

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Kingman

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Kingman

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.

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Delgadillo

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Delgadillo

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.

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Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon

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.

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Route 66 Detour

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Route 66 Detour

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.

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Painted Desert

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Painted Desert

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.

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Casting Call

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Casting Call

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.

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Children on the Road

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Children on the Road

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.

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