Route 66 Motel
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... about old cars, servos and neon signs! The road was the only pathway for settlers heading west, seeking new areas to settle as the population in the east forced the poorer ones out! The stories of the hardships they went through made for great reading and was a blessed relief from all the other stuff! We decided to stay in Kingman the night and found a lovely motel amongst many very dodgy ones ...
... and watch the gun fights in the streets but it would make for a pretty short day on the road.
Not to far into Arizona we notice the signs for the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert. Stan and I had been there before but decided that it would be awesome for Nick and Patti to experience. Now, when you decide to exit the main roads with a 43' house on wheels you always hope that you don't get yourself into a pickle! This choice, however, seemed ...
... various spots. The total cost for 3 lookouts and including the Skywalk was around $70 each - but I wouldn't hesitate to do it again! We didn't get off on the first stop, it really wasn't a lookout but a 'dude ranch' where you could watch a shoot out and your kids could ride horses. We were too anxious to get to the Skywalk.
Second stop was the lip of the west realm and the Skywalk! Let me say that ...
... right after Wikieup, started well, only to deteriorate to a sandy road courtesy of very strong winds and the sand around (I actually think parts of it were metalled underneath!). Hahaha ooops and damn it, sandy road for next 25-35 miles to Route 66! Have to say saw no traffic other than 1 small Fedex van and loads of surprised looking cows!! Oh we did pass a road to Randy Ranch, of course called Randy Ranch Road - I want to live there!
Anyway, eventually got ...
... are the largest birds in North America with a wing span of 9 1/2 feet!
The Ranger gave a great talk and also had discovered a condor chick on a cliff that we could see via a scope.
After the talk we walked around the rim area and then headed back to the Village. The boys were able to get their Junior Ranger books signed off and were sworn in by the Ranger and all were awarded ...