Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Route 66 to Kingman

We spent the night in Seligman, Arizona last night in one of the original hotels along Route 66.  This would be the starting point for our drive along the longest remaining stretch of Old 66 left in America.  The hotel was unique to say the least.  It had an old gas wall heater along with some modern convienences.  Of course, her highness loves to take over the bed.






We had a nice drive to Kingman and spent the day in Museums and Quilt Shops.



















Oh yeah, Quilt Shops.






Just in case someone wonders if she actually goes in.

I have many more pictures but the hotspot isn't cooperating this evening.

Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Seligman

We spent last night in Gallup, New Mexico after visiting Albuquerque on our trip from Tucumcari.  I specifically stopped and took Mia to another quilt shop.  This one was one of the nicest we have visited.


Ken naps

While I wait
We had a short trip to Seligman, Arizona today.  Seligman's claim to fame is being the, "Birthplace of Historic Route 66.  Founded in 1886 at the junction of the railroad from Prescott to Santa Fe's mainline.  Prominent banker from New York, Jesse Seligman, was responsible for financing a lot of the railroads business.  Primarily due to the Seligman Chamber of Commerce, the state of Arizona dedicated old U.S. Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman Arizona as Historic Route 66.  The 1987 dedication will preserve the longest remaining section of old Route 66 left in the U.S.

Pictures from Seligman:










I have more pictures but loading them is difficult.  To say the least, this place is set up for the camera bug.  It will be interesting to see what we come across on the way up Route 66 on the way to Kingman tomorrow.

Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.e preservation of the longest remaining stretch of old Route 66 left in the United States.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

We Got Out

We left Texas at around one o'clock this afternoon after having another really good barbecue dinner at Dyer's Barbecue in Amarillo, Texas.  A local places that serves dinner family style.  Great service and the ribs were absolutely great and the onion rings were so well done that we could eat the whole thing and not pull out the onion.  With the exception of the beans, we loved every bite.  We told the lady at the desk that they needed to move to Seattle.

A funny thing happened on the way to the actual restaurant location.  Google maps has been our go to GPS for finding place and usually she is right on the mark.  Today we entered BBQ shops around us and found Dyer's to be one of a couple that were open.  Sunday seems to be a day for closure or what they call "Shut" here in Texas and New Orleans.  Anyway, we found ourselves driving about 13 miles out of town and ended up at the entrance to a private country club.  The guard in the entry shack told us the Dyer's live in the country club but the actual restaurant is 15 miles away.  We got directions and found it.  Sure glad we did.




Amarillo is a pretty large town, as towns go along I40.  We got to see some of the sites while trying to find dinner.





Honey likes the grass in Texas.  Every time we got her out of the car she wouldn't take her nose out of it.

Tonight we are staying in Tucumcari, New Mexico just alongside I40.  Old Highway Route 66 runs right through the center of town and many of the buildings in town look like they have been here since the highways heyday.  In addition, Tucumcari was the location of the filming of 14 episodes of the early television show, Rawhide.  There is even a hotel that says, "Clint Eastwood slept here."  I am kind of waiting for the sun to start down so I can go take some pictures of some of the buildings.  It is just a little to bright right at the moment.

Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by.