Posts Tagged “Arizona”
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.
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.
Every Day is a Winding Road There are parts of Route 66 where the road is straight as an arrow. Conversely, there are parts of Route 66 that wind and twist. You’ll see both on Route 66. Oatman, Arizona is an example of one twisty, dangerous, stretch of road. Several locations along Route 66 leading…
Route 66 is a decommissioned U.S. Highway. Decommissioning a highway means it will no longer receive Federal funds for its maintenance. This is exactly what happened to Route 66 piece by piece.
Whenever I think of Route 66 I will remember dancing with my daughter, Natalie, in the middle of Route 66 just outside Cool Springs, Arizona, on the way to Oatman. Nobody was on the road. It was off season, and we had people keeping their eyes out for cars coming.
When someone mentions Route 66, do you immediately think, “Get your kicks on Route 66”?
If you do, you’re not alone. A lot of people think that.
What’s on Route 66 that justifies the lyrics, “Get your kicks on Route 66”?
What does remembering Glenn Frey have to do with Route 66?
Many may not realize it, but Route 66 goes through Winslow, Arizona. For those not old enough to know, Glenn Frey was in a band called the Eagles. They sung a song named Take It Easy that is about a young man standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. Yup, on Route 66.