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'Get your kitsch on Route 66' might be a better slogan for the scrubby stretch of road from Kingman to Flagstaff, the residents of towns forgotten when the road was bypassed, have had to come up with new ways to get the tourists in. Leaving Kingman we were soon off the freeway and onto Route 66 and it was immediately evident the impact the bypass …
Day at the Grand Canyon.
Set off with cloudy skies and rain, which remained as we got to the car park at Grand Canyon Village. Headed straight for Mather's Point on the South Rim and were greeted with a bank of cloud in the Canyon (see pic!). Flown 5,500 miles and paid $25 entrance to not see a thing!
Luckily it started to clear before …
230 mile drive from Lake Havasu City through to Meteor Crater (35 miles west of Flagstaff where we ended up staying). Drove through a heavy thunderstorm at one point.
So 50,000 years ago a 150 ft wide chunk of iron smacked into the Arizona plateau at 29,000 mph leaving a 700 ft deep and 4,000 ft wide crater. Quite an impressive site and the …
We were told that Flagstaff is the nearest place to sleep before going to Grand Canyon. It's not true, though. It turns out that Flagstaff is 150 miles away from Grand Canyon, whereas Williams is only 84 miles away. So if you plan to sleep near the south entrance to Grand Canyon, be sure to go to Williams.
Flagstaff was also the coldest place we have been to, it's the only place where we saw snow and experienced temperatures below ...
... and horny toads skittered across the sandy path. Each small patch of shade was greeted like an oasis. I replayed an oft repeated scene from my childhood when my arms went up and I declared "feel that wonderful breeze" just as my mother did on the many national/state park hikes we took. When we reached the top where the ruins of the fort stand we considered two opposing thoughts. The wagon trains needed to safely travel through as our country was ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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