Tag Archives: Rt. 66

Plotting that perfect (well, almost perfect) road trip!

Roy's Motel and Cafe (and our Scotty teardrop trailer), historic Rt. 66 in Amboy, CA.

How to plan that perfect (well, almost perfect) road trip We recently dined with old friends, including one couple where she had recently retired, and was looking forward to the retirement of her husband – and to them making those long-delayed road trips. Whether retired or planning that next vacation, here are suggestions for planning that [...]

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Get your kicks on Route 66, in Arizona and California! (2nd of 2 Installments)

Rt. 66 guidepost sign in Williams, AZ, reflects the historic essence of the old road.

The Ocean Lodge, just three blocks off Rt. 66 as it ends in Santa Monica, CA, is typical of the style of motels one would find in the 1950s. Vintage Aztec Hotel, with Mayan Revival architecture, circa 1925, is on Rt. 66 as it passes through Monrovia, CA.   Only the huge signs remain from [...]

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Williams, AZ; gateway to the Grand Canyon, and a Route 66 favorite!

Old Rt. 66 is the heart of quaint, walkable downtown Williams, AZ!

Several blocks of William’s old Rt. 66 are home to shops specializing in all mode of Rt. 66 memorabilia! The Grand Canyon Railroad departs Williams, headed north to Grand Canyon Village on the park’s south rim. We were in route to Grand Canyon Park’s south entrance, and stopped first in the town of Williams, AZ, 50 [...]

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