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March 29 — Holbrook Arizona and Route 66

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Just a few updates tonight. There were many jeeps for sale and the connection is slow. Ann downloaded and was playing with the images from our real camera, so below are a few pics I took using my iPhone.

We had a busy day that started in Holbrook, AZ. If you have ever seen the movie CARS then you will recognize many of the sites in Holbrook. It’s a fun place to step back in time and cruise the old Route 66.  Here’s a picture of the Wigwam Motel. The prices on these run around $55. I wish I had known they were in Holbrook, because we would have stayed there. Note the old cars parked out front of some of them.

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When we finished with Holbrook, we headed east toward Chino Valley to meet Sam Thomas. However, before we reached Sam, on a lark we stopped in Williams, AZ. We discovered Williams had a very strong route 66 downtown. One particular restaurant that caught our eye was called Cruisers Cafe 66. Pulled in by the decor, we discovered their burgers were fabulous as well, with fresh buns and thick meat. Ann’s sweet potato fries were yummy and my onion rings were crisp and flavorful. Here are a few pics I took with my camera.

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When is the last time you saw tailgates act as a bathroom divider?williams-cruisers-bathroom-lores

Just across the street from the restaurant was this sign, so we took our picture.williams-route-66-sign

After Williams, we drove to Chino Valley to meet with Sam (pic and that story to be published later).  After Sam, we made a quick trip down to Prescott to grab some ice cream, where we spotted a couple jeeps (again to be published later).

Tonight we are back in Williams. Tomorrow we will head north to Page. Just beyond Page on highway 89 there is a dirt road called Cottonwood Canyon Road that will connect us with Utah’s Kodachrome State Park. I took the road 15 years ago southward. I remember there being no helpful signs. We’ll see how we do.

We plan to camp somewhere near there, so this might be the last post for a few days. It all depends on connectivity . . .

 

4 Comments on “March 29 — Holbrook Arizona and Route 66

  1. Gerald

    Thanks for the trip updates and adventures.

    But, how’s the new Jeep? Size, fuel, performance, etc. A couple pics would be good too.

    Does it have a name yet?

    Happy Motoring!

  2. DJ Bill

    Please believe the signs on Cottonwood Canyon about it being impassable when wet if it rains out there. Have fun!! This is the best time of year to visit Page and the surrounding area.

  3. mmdeilers Post author

    Gerald: Ann named the jeep Henry. Since she’s been a Ford person most of her life (and worked for Ford) it’s a nod to Henry Ford and the GPW. I suggested Henry was only a temporary name until we learned more about the jeep. I have a variety of pics of Henry off road. I haven’t had time to put them into a post.

    DJ Bill: Great, glad you’ve heard of the road. No rain thus far on the trip. I expect the road will be dry. But, yes, I do have respect for muddy washouts. It doesn’t take much to get stuck.

  4. Colin Peabody

    Dave- Check Route 89 going to Page. The highway collapsed a few weeks ago and it is closed indefinitely. You will have to take 89ALT to the Navajo Bridge (near Lee’s Ferry) and go to Page that way. There should be detour signs up from ADOT.

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