12. January 2010 15:50
To celebrate the beginning of a new decade, we decided to “get our kicks” on Route 66! We packed up the RV and headed to Santa Monica, California, where we began a two-week eastward journey, sampling the quirky flavors along the historic 2-lane road. We saw the Bottle Tree Ranch, “Giganticus Headicus,” Bagdad Café, the “Longest Route 66 Map in the World,” the mile-wide Meteor Crater, and we found ourselves standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. (Is anyone else an Eagle’s fan?!)
We also took numerous side-trips to explore other places, such as Calico Ghost Town, London Bridge (shipped across the seas and reconstructed in Arizona!), the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West, Grand Canyon National Park, Native American cliff dwellings in Walnut Canyon and Canyon de Chelly, the Petrified Forest National Park, and the Navajo Nation Museum. We hiked many trails, gazed in wonder at things we had never seen before, and (most important) had many laughs together as a family.
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