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Welcome!
USA - Lupton AZ - Welcome to Arizona (24 Apr 2009)

Welcome to Lupton, Arizona!

Houck
USA - Houck AZ - Fort Courage Trading Post (24 Apr 2009)

Fort Courage Trading Post in Houck AZ, said to be the home of "F Troop", is now closed and abandoned.

USA - Houck AZ - Fort Courage Trading Post Abandoned Pancake House Restaurant (24 Apr 2009)

Fort Courage Trading Post Abandoned Pancake House Restaurant, Houck AZ.

USA - Houck AZ - Rock Mesa (24 Apr 2009)

Interesting rock mesa behind I-40, Houck AZ.

Querino
USA - Querino Canyon AZ - 1930 Bridge (24 Apr 2009)

1930 bridge on a long un-maintained stretch of old Route 66 over Querino Canyon AZ. After our earlier experience with a rattlesnake we were VERY careful here.

USA - Querino Canyon AZ - Canyon (24 Apr 2009)

Querino Canyon AZ.

Sanders
USA - Sanders AZ - 1923 Bridge (24 Apr 2009)

1923 bridge to nowhere, Sanders AZ.

USA - Sanders AZ - 66 Diner (24 Apr 2009)

The 66 Diner in Sanders AZ is a pink and white statement, apparently relocated from Holbrook at some time and combined with a house trailer to create the current establishment.

Petrified Forest National Park
USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Tiponi Point Panoramic (24 Apr 2009)

The scenery in the Petrified Forest National Park AZ is just awesome and the colours unique. This is a panoramic view from Tiponi Point, however juat like for the Grand Canyon, pictures can't do justice to the real thing.


USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Entrance Sign (24 Apr 2009)

Petrified Forest National Park AZ entrance sign.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Tiponi Point & David (24 Apr 2009)

Tiponi Point, Petrified Forest National Park AZ.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Tepee Formation (24 Apr 2009)

An interesting mesa in a tepee formation, Petrified Forest National Park AZ.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Puerco Pueblo Rock Art (24 Apr 2009)

Puerco Pueblo rock art, Petrified Forest National Park AZ.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Overgrown Route 66 & Old Power Poles (24 Apr 2009)

At one time Route 66 passed right through the Petrified Forest National Park AZ. The old power poles mark the route although it is now heavily overgrown.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Crystal Forest Log 2 (24 Apr 2009)

A petrified log in Crystal Forest, Petrified Forest National Park AZ.

USA - Petrified Forest National Park AZ - Agate Bridge (24 Apr 2009)

Agate Bridge - a petrified log forming a small bridge, Petrified Forest National Park AZ.

Holbrook
USA - Holbrook AZ - Visitor Centre (25 Apr 2009)

Visitor Centre, Holbrook AZ - a charming and interesting place to visit.

USA - Holbrook AZ - Indian Rock Shop (24 Apr 2009)

The Indian Rock Shop in Holbrook AZ also sells dinosaurs?

USA - Holbrook AZ - Street Signage (25 Apr 2009)

Still getting our kicks, Holbrook AZ.

USA - Holbrook AZ - Wigwam Motel (25 Apr 2009)

The Wigwam Motel is a famous Route 66 icon, Holbrook AZ.

USA - Holbrook AZ - Beautiful Badlands Shop (24 Apr 2009)

The Beautiful Badlands Shop is just opposite the Visitors Centre, Holbrook AZ.

USA - Holbrook AZ - Bubba's Big Pig Bar-B-Q Sign (25 Apr 2009)

Bubba's Big Pig Bar-B-Q, Holbrook AZ. I've always wanted to meet someone called Bubba!

Geronimo
USA - Geronimo Trading Post AZ - I-40 Sign 2 (25 Apr 2009)

One of MANY signs on I-40 for Geronimo Trading Post AZ.

USA - Geronimo Trading Post AZ - Petrified Tree (25 Apr 2009)

Geronimo Trading Post AZ claims this as the LARGEST petrified tree.

Joseph City
USA - Joseph City AZ - Jackrabbit Sign (25 Apr 2009)

We had been looking forward to visiting the famous Jackrabbit in Joseph City AZ and at last we were getting close!

USA - Joseph City AZ - Jackrabbit Here It Is Sign & David (25 Apr 2009)

The Jackrabbit "Here It Is Sign" is one of the most iconic signs on Route 66, Joseph City AZ

USA - Joseph City AZ - Jackrabbit & Johari (25 Apr 2009)

We wode the wabbit, Joseph City AZ!!

USA - Joseph City AZ - Street Scene (25 Apr 2009)

Main Street, Joseph City AZ.

USA - Joseph City AZ - Old Business & Tepee (25 Apr 2009)

This old business & tepee looked interesting, Joseph City AZ. City AZ

Winslow
USA - Winslow AZ - Standin' on the Corner Statue (25 Apr 2009)

Standin' on the Corner Statue, Winslow AZ. I just love the "ghost painted" reflection of the "girl in a flat bed ford" in the shop window.

USA - Winslow AZ - Standin' on the Corner Statue & David(25 Apr 2009)

David "Standin' on the Corner", Winslow AZ....

USA - Winslow AZ - Standin' on the Corner Statue & Johari (25 Apr 2009)

and Johari "Standin' on the Corner" too, Winslow AZ!

USA - Winslow AZ - La Posada Entry (25 Apr 2009)

La Posada was an unexpected treat in Winslow AZ. Don't miss it if you pass through, classy place and great food.

USA - Winslow AZ - La Posada Turqiose Room Interior (25 Apr 2009)

La Posada Turqiose Room Restaurant interior, Winslow AZ.

USA - Winslow AZ - La Posada Turqiose Room Restaurant Churro Lamb Posole (25 Apr 2009)

The Churro Lamb Posole at the La Posada Turquiose Room Restaurant was as delicious as it looks, Winslow AZ!

USA - Winslow AZ - Roadwprks Gift Store (25 Apr 2009)

The Roadworks Gift Store is a friendly place to shop, Winslow AZ.

USA - Winslow AZ - Sandstorm 2 (25 Apr 2009)

This crazy sandstorm at Winslow AZ caused I-40 to be closed and we ended up detouring about three hours to the south and then back up to Flagstaff to get around it. The side trip wasn't wasted however as we passed through an area of lakes and conifers - very pretty and not at all what we expected in Arizona.

Meteor City
USA - Meteor City AZ - Closed Trading Post & Route 66 Map (27 Apr 2009)

This closed Trading Post & large Route 66 map are all that is to be found at Meteor City AZ.

Meteor Crater
USA - Meteor Crater AZ - Crater Panoramic (27 Apr 2009)

A panoramic view of the incredible Meteor Crater AZ.


USA - Meteor Crater AZ - Buildings in Crater (27 Apr 2009)

To give you some idea of the scale of Meteor Crater AZ, this is a close up of some buildings in the crater - compare this with the panoramic view to get a feel for the SIZE of the thing!

Two Guns
USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins (27 Apr 2009)

All that's left at Two Guns AZ are these Tourist Complex ruins.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins Mountain Lions Sign (27 Apr 2009)

Tourist Complex zoo ruins - Mountain Lions, Two Guns AZ.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins Old Bridge 2 (27 Apr 2009)

Tourist Complex ruins - old bridge, Two Guns AZ

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Ruins Old Route 66 Section (27 Apr 2009)

Old Route 66 cut-off section, Two Guns AZ.

USA - Two Guns AZ - Tourist Complex Service Station Ruins  (27 Apr 2009)

Two Guns AZ Tourist Complex Service Station ruins.

Twin Arrows
USA - Twin Arrows AZ - Abandoned Trading Post 2 (27 Apr 2009)

Abandoned Trading Post, Twin Arrows AZ.

USA - Twin Arrows AZ - I-40 View to Mt Taylor (27 Apr 2009)

View from I-40 to snow-capped Mt Taylor near Twin Arrows AZ.

Winona
USA - Winona AZ - Orphaned Route 66 Section (27 Apr 2009)

Orphaned Route 66 section, Winona AZ, leading to.....

USA - Winona AZ - Old Bridge & View to Mt Taylor (27 Apr 2009)

.... this old closed bridge with another view to Mt Taylor, Winona AZ.

Flagstaff
USA - Flagstaff AZ - San Francisco Street (27 Apr 2009)

San Francisco Street, Flagstaff AZ. What a great little town!

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Babbitt Brothers Building (1888) (27 Apr 2009)

Babbitt Brothers Building (1888), Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Hotel Monte Vista (27 Apr 2009)

Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Coconino County Courthouse (27 Apr 2009)

Coconino County Courthouse, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Church of the Nativity Catholic Church (27 Apr 2009)

Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Old Hotel Building (27 Apr 2009)

Old Hotel Building, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Miz Zips Restaurant (27 Apr 2009)

Miz Zips Restaurant is another very well known Route icon, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Orpheum Theatre (27 Apr 2009)

Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Playhouse (27 Apr 2009)

Playhouse, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Route 66 Street Sign (27 Apr 2009)

Still on track with the Mother Road, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Train Station & Visitor Centre (27 Apr 2009)

Train Station & Visitor Centre, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Crown Railroad Cafe (27 Apr 2009)

Crown Railroad Cafe, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Grand Canyon Cafe & Neon Sign (27 Apr 2009)

Grand Canyon Cafe & its neon sign, Flagstaff AZ.

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Granny's Closet Restaurant (25 Apr 2009)

Granny's Closet Restaurant is a Route 66 icon and a great place to....

USA - Flagstaff AZ - Granny's Closet Restaurant Sirloin Steak Dinner (25 Apr 2009)

.... eat this sirloin steak dinner, Granny's Closet Restaurant Flagstaff AZ!

Williams
USA - Williams AZ - Arixona Motor Hotel Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

Williams was our last Route 66 Mother Road town on a journey from Chicago of about 2000 miles across large tracts of the USA. We went from here by the Grand Canyon Railway to, funnily enough, the Grand Canyon! We then drove back through Flagstaff down to Phoenix and out - me to transit through LA and back to Brisbane and Johari to meet up with his partner Julia in New York. What a superb trip, truly a real adventure.

Here are some of the sights in the interesting town of Williams. This is the Arizona Motor Hotel & neon sign, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Canyon Club & Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

Canyon Club & neon sign, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Cruisers Cafe 66 (26 Apr 2009)

Cruisers Cafe 66, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Goldie's Route 66 Diner & Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

We dined at Goldie's Route 66 Diner and can give it a big thumbs up, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Grand Canyon Hotel & Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

Grand Canyon Hotel & neon sign, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Mural (26 Apr 2009)

Interesting mural, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Grand Canyon Railway Old Locomotive (26 Apr 2009)

This Grand Canyon Railway old locomotive is on display at Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Grand Canyon Railway Williams Station (26 Apr 2009)

Grand Canyon Railway Williams AZ Station.

USA - Williams AZ - Restored Gas Station & Pumps (26 Apr 2009)

Restored Gas Station, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Rods Steak House & Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

Rods Steak House & neon sign, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Turquoise Tepee & Neon Sign (26 Apr 2009)

Turquoise Tepee & neon sign, Williams AZ.

USA - Williams AZ - Wild West Junction (26 Apr 2009)

Wild West Junction, Williams AZ.

Grand Canyon
USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Railway Station (26 Apr 2009)

Grand Canyon Railway Station, Grand Canyon AZ. While not strictly on Route 66, the Grand Canyon must be part of any Route 66 trip so we include it here for your enjoyment.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - El Tovar Hotel Rear (26 Apr 2009)

El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon AZ.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Hopi House (26 Apr 2009)

Hopi House, Grand Canyon AZ.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon David at Mohave Point (26 Apr 2009)

David at Grand Canyon Mohave Point, Grand Canyon AZ, and ....

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon Johari at Mohave Point (26 Apr 2009)

..... Johari also at Grand Canyon Mohave Point - farewell Route 66.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Scenery 1 (26 Apr 2009)

Some jaw-dropping scenes from Grand Canyon AZ. It is impossible to communicate the scale and size of the Canyon in photos.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Scenery 3 (26 Apr 2009)

Another incredible scene, Grand Canyon AZ.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Scenery 4 (26 Apr 2009)

A picture speaks a thousand words, Grand Canyon AZ.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Scenery 8 (26 Apr 2009)

Another wonderful view, Grand Canyon AZ.

USA - Grand Canyon AZ - Grand Canyon  Squirrel (26 Apr 2009)

A cute local bids us farewell from Grand Canyon AZ, Route 66 and the USA!


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