Grand Canyon Gateway Inn
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It's not raining this morning and the sun is shining. It's going to be a great day riding. What we have decided to do today, is a slight deviation from the route. This gar, we have been absolutely loyal to Route 66 and stuck rigidly to it. Of course, that is as far as is possible. With the construction of the interstate, a great deal of,Route 66 has been eaten up by the superslab which means as we travel Route 66 we are constantly criss crossing the ...
Williams is a city in Coconino County Arizona, west of Flagstaff. It lies on the route of
Historic Route 66, Interstate 40,and the Southwest Chief Amtrak train route. It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway. Williams is named after William "Old Bill" Williams, a mountain man, a and trader who often trapped in the area.
Williams was the last town to have its section of Route 66 bypassed, due to lawsuits that kept the last section ...
... 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 ...
... the vintage architecture as well as seeing the old Santa Fe depot. When we arrived at Williams we got out and walked the main drag and decided the only thing that keeps this town going is that the town is lined with small motels and other tourist related businesses. Tomorrow we will spend most of the day doing a train ride of the grand canyon. We won't get back until 5:30 so we will have ...
... Queen Fredericka of Greece, President Eisenhouser, Clark Gable, Dorris Day, Candice Bergen, Jimmy Durante, and many more Hollywood celebrities also made the trip... so then the railway became the preferred method of travel to the Grand Canyon for years until the advent of the modern automobile and roads to accommodate them... As America fell in love with the railroad, it later fell ...