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Today we drove to The Grand Canyon.On the way we went on Route 66 and stopped off at the hackberry shop to have a look at the old fashion diner and do a bit of shopping.There was lots of old cars and trucks.Funny enough we saw a friendly squirrel ...
... to a sign that says 'road closed rock fall' it does have a huge cliff overhanging, it must be a large fall for them to close the road. We drive on north and pass the huge resort of Lake Havasu City which apparently became popular in part because of buying London Bridge in 1968 the town looks really sprawling and ugly so don't stop there. We're driving through complete desert still with mountains all around and dotted with small ...
... etc. But this is a somewhat different route than all that so it's new to me.
I didn't do a lot of sightseeing but I have some pictures. After getting to the hotel I went out for dinner at Oyster's Seafood and Mexican restaurant, and it was excellent. Probably some of the best carnitas I've ever had. And I got serenaded by a very nice man and woman who were singing and ...
... 4, boo. The Oatman Hotel gets its fame for being the place where Clarke Gable and Carole Lombard spent their first night as man and wife. It's hot here so even walking 5 mins in the sun we turn red and my feet felt like they were burning. We cool down at Judy's saloon with a beer and lemonade and listen to the locals argue about how bad California is getting.
We leave Oatman and take a windy 28 mile road ...
... it might have been closed due to the wind any way). We took a few pictures as we sailed thru town and then hit the DUSTY trail once again. Lots of dust storms in view on this path and even a few funnel-like anomalies. Not a part of the country I'd choose to plant roots, if any roots even do plant. And worse...we tried to imagine what a road trip was like in the original Route 66 days- in an open buggie, with no AC or cruise ...