Tag:   Route 66

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Day 12, Jerome, AZ to Monument Valley

We left Jerome AZ and traveled to Sedona and the canyon north of town. We were here with my brother and his wife in 2016. This is a beautiful area.
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Day 2, Little Rock to Amarillo and Route 66

Today we visited some Route 66 sites I photographed earlier this year during my “40 to Phoenix” motorcycle ride. You can read more details about some of these places in that blog
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Day 3, Route 66 From Amarillo to Bosque, NM

Showing Laurie some more Route 66 places I visited on my “40 to Phoenix” motorcycle ride back in the spring. You can read more about some of these places by reading my “40 to Phoenix” blog
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Day 5, Route 66 in Oklahoma

The photo above sums up this day. Extremely windy, very cold and just a crappy day in general. 41 to 43° does not sound very cold but without my heated gear, I don’t think I could have handled the weather today. And I have a bad cold.
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Day 5, VLA, Pie Town and Seligman, AZ

We were on the road before sunrise again heading toward Pie Town. I took this route on my 40 to Phoenix motorcycle ride back in the spring and wanted to share it with Laurie. The first stop was the Very Large Array (VLA). The radio antennas are cool and the views are very nice. The air was clear and crisp unlike what we would run into the next day.
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Day 6, Route 66 El Reno OK to Amarillo TX

I’m still not feeling well and I did not get any killer photos. Last year I skipped out on the dinner at Pablo Doro Canyon and I was determined to go this year. I goofed and about the time I got to the canyon my fuel light came on. Uh oh! I figured I would be fine. Once in the canyon I caught up with another group and I assumed they knew where they were going. I was wrong.
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Day 6, Peach Springs, AZ to Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley

A continental breakfast was included in the campground fee so we had coffee, juice and bagels before we left. Old Route 66 leaves I-40 near Seligman and loops north of I-40 through here to Peach Springs then back down to reconnect with I-40 at Kingman. I’ve read that Peach Springs was the inspiration for Radiator Springs in the movie Cars. We stopped to photograph a couple of abandoned motels on old Route 66 west of Peach Springs.
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Day 6, Route 66 And Bobby Kemp

First I will admit I wimped out on going to Palo Duro Canyon tonight for dinner. I got to the motel late and just did not have enough time to go. But I have had a blast today on Route 66. The overcast skies added a nice mood to my photos.
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Day 7, Amarillo to Moriarty, NM

Slow day today. One segment of Old Route 66 I had planned to ride had a “Dead End” sign. And my drone did not cooperate to get footage of the gravel road out of Glenrio. But I hit some favorite spots. I always stop at Adrian, TX at the Route 66 Midpoint.
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Day 7, More Route 66 Photos

Today wraps up my Route 66 tour. I plan to go south in the morning and take US 60 into Phoenix. There are some sights I want to see including the VLA (Very Large Array), Pie Town and Salt River Canyon. If I ever do this ride again I will take Route 66 on to Flagstaff, AZ and beyond to get more photos.
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Day 8, Final Dash to Phoenix

This was a crazy day. I have never ridden in such strong crosswinds. Several gusts tried to take off my helmet. Then there was the snow, the snow plow and the mud. Then the temperature dropped below 30° and the wind chill got brutal. But my heated jacket and using my rain gear as a wind breaker kept me toasty.
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Day 8, Moriarty NM to Springerville, AZ

Wow! What a day. I checked my weather app during the day and the wind gusts were in excess of 50 MPH and they were a cross wind. I had dust storms and fire smoke. Signs on I-40 warned of 0 visibility and advised drivers to now stop in the travel lanes. I had a tumble weed hit the windshield. So I am a little tired tonight.
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Route 66

We love traveling the American West and especially old Route 66. We have visited many Route 66 sites on various trips and this blog lists them all on a single map.
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We Just Wanted a Pecan Log Roll From Stuckeys

When we travelled as a kid we often stopped at Stuckeys to get fuel and their peanut brittle. I think they may have given something free on a fill up but I really don
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We Met Flo From The Movie "Cars"

If you are ever in western Texas, swing through Adrian, Texas and have a chat with Flo. It will do you good.

© Bobby Daniel