Trip Start May 21, 2013
10Trip End Jun 02, 2013
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When we were done looking around, we got in the car and started heading east and then south out of town. We stopped at In-N-Out Burger which Erin had been hyping up to us for a couple of years. They were really good burgers and fries. Then we got back on the road and headed south through Boulder City, across the new bridge over the Colorado River at Hoover Dam and into Arizona. We passed through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area again. We stopped at a scenic view where we could see the river in the distance. When we got to Kingman we got on old US Route 66. It is a very scenic drive with changing landscapes the whole way. We also were right beside the BNSF (Burlington Northern and Sante Fe) Railroad most of the way and saw lots of trains. The landscape was very flat and barren in places. For a long stretch we went by the Music Mountains. The next chain of mountains looked like huge rock piles
We stopped in the town of Seligman which is where 66 joins back up with Interstate 40. We stopped right outside the same place Larry and I had stopped in 2000. We went into the souvenir shop where Derek got a Route 66 sign and magnet and Erin got a Route 66 pint glass. While we were in the shop a group of bikers pulled up outside. We had passed them earlier on the road. Lots of bikers like to ride this part of Route 66. When we left we got back on Interstate 40 and didn't stop until we got to Williams. We stopped at the Safeway to get groceries for the week which took a while. Then we drove 1/2 hour north on 64 until we got to Mile Marker 209.9 where the driveway to our house is. We missed it and had to turn around and go back. When we arrived about 6:30, we found that we are truly in the middle of nowhere with horses and cattle roaming around us. We put the groceries away and started supper, taco salad. This place is awesome. It is a large house with three bedrooms and two baths. It has a front porch facing east and a back porch facing west. We watched the sunset as we ate our supper and shortly after we watched the full moon rise. We spent the evening settling in, reading and blogging.