Budget Host Inn Williams
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... from its fame as a staging point on Route 66, Seligman was also the inspiration for the town of Radiator Springs in the Disney movie Cars. It even had an old police car "Hudson"? that seemed to be straight out of the film.
We pressed then to our overnight stop here in Williams, AZ. This town, larger than Seligman, also sits on Route 66 and is a busy centre for access to the Grand Canyon. Despite being bypassed by I40 in 1984 ...
... roads are clear. In the restaurant is a small gift shop and in the train station is a larger gift shop all very nicely done. In the morning we prepare our luggage for pickup, then go to breakfast, then mosey over to the station and watch a 'gunfight' entertainment while we are waiting to board our train departing for the Grand Canyon.
Back in the late 1800's after ...
... and we would hike to our final destination of the trail, Beaver Falls.
I did not think that climbing down Mooney Falls would be easy, nor very difficult, but it was harder then I expected. The beginning was a steep trail leading downwards, with a few tunnels dug in the travetine. After the last tunnel, it started to get really challenging. There was a chain attached to the rock, and few foot holes so we could descend. After we ...
... the usuals". We also gracefully declined this.
Vegas is full of cool things such as street artists, performers etc. it's just great fun walking up the strip, having numerous beers, entering all the casinos, walking around and chatting to randoms. This pretty much summed up both nights. We had pretty late nights both nights and lots of beers!
In summary, it was awesome fun, but two or three days is all you need there. ...
... places many wind turbines were spinning around while the odd noddy was pumping oil. It was a very busy rural scene.
Hit the I-40 just before passing thru Amarillo - a city - and pushed on stopping at the cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch on the western outskirts of the town - not much really. Lots of people add their own art to the car bodies with spray cans going by ...