Arizona, Road Trip

Vulture City – a Real American West Ghost Town

When I hear “ghost town” this is what I imagine. It’s truly abandoned. There was no crowd on this particular Sunday afternoon, in fact, we only encountered only a handful of other people as we explored the buildings.

Arizona, Diversion, Road Trip

A Whole Lot of Nothing Leads to Something

We rounded a bend in the road as we neared the obstacle. It’s a steel truss bridge; a hulking, rusting, LONG bridge.

Arizona, Road Trip, Route 66

Arizona Route 66 – Day Four: Kingman to California

If you take I40, you can pass through the 359 miles in a day with ease. But if you opt to let those drivers pass you by, you will find adventures and sights that lodge in your memory and remind you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the journey.

Arizona, Road Trip, Route 66, Travel

Arizona Route 66 – Day Three: Williams to Kingman

Beside the Snow Cap Drive-In, you should visit the barber shop across the street where Juan Delgadillo came up with a plan to bring visitors back to this town that the interstate left behind.

Arizona, Road Trip, Route 66

Arizona Route 66 – Day Two: Winslow to Williams

A couple of cowboys looking for trouble, the all-too-important girl worth fighting over, and a love triangle added up to fun and entertainment.

Arizona, Road Trip, Route 66

Arizona Route 66 – Day One: State Line to Winslow

The longest preserved original stretch of the quintessential American roadway is in Arizona. About 15 miles east of Seligman, you can leave the interstate behind and travel 159 miles of Route 66 along the same road thousands have traveled.

Arizona, Food

Hot Dogs at a Burger Place

Happy’s offered five specialty burgers that were intriguing, but we’d been craving a dog for a few days, so we ordered chili dogs

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Arizona, Musings

In Praise of 4th Grade Social Studies

I remember fourth grade social studies because it meant LOTS of field trips. For those of you who may have forgotten, fourth grade is when you study the U.S. with a focus on the state where you live.

Arizona, California, Food, Road Trip, The World A to Z, Travel, Wine/Cocktails

Breaking the Rules: S is for Sip, Savor and Sightsee

When I started my 26-year-plan to see the world alphabetically, I had only two rules: Never go back to a place you’ve been before and the trip has to be outside the 48 contiguous United States.  “S” is for Sip, Savor and Sightsee broke both.  I blame COVID-19. International travel is nearly impossible in this… Continue reading Breaking the Rules: S is for Sip, Savor and Sightsee

Arizona, Travel

Tombstone. It’s Not What You Think.

Tombstone, Arizona. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen several movies about this shoot-em-up, good-guys-versus-bad-guys Arizona desert town. I added the Gunfight at the OK Corral to my Arizona bucket list when we moved here. This is a classic old-west-meets-tourists-town … right?? WRONG! Above the mine a display invites you to try your hand… Continue reading Tombstone. It’s Not What You Think.