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Arizona dreamin’…Burma Shave makes comeback on historic Route 66!

‘Get your kicks on Route 66’ as it meanders through quaint, forgotten towns In 1962, my mother piled my two younger brothers and 14 year-old me into the back of a ‘61 Ford station wagon, towing a tiny Nimrod tent trailer, bound from Ohio to California and back. My plumbing-contractor father planned to fly into […]

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

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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Grand Canyon National Park; Stunning, changing views will bring tears to hardened travelers!

  Canyon from Desert Drive overlook; if your eyes are good, you will see the Colorado River almost 5,000 feet below! Bright Angel Trail attracts both day hikers, and those descending the entire mile in elevation drop to the Grand Canyon floor (also the trail used by mules hauling guests into the canyon). Two hikers […]

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

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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