Day 07: Bridges

It seemed like all we did today was drive through Missouri and pass over really cool bridges. Rainbow Bridge (see below), Devil’s Elbow, and a few others that I can’t remember. Timm was walking the Devil’s Elbow Bridge when a delivery truck came barreling down the path. You knew it was coming, you couldn’t help…

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Day 06: My Mechanical Problems (sort of)

This was probably the toughest day of the whole week. It wasn’t rain, heat, or even a mechanical problem, it was ME! I had drafted the plan on when and where we would go based upon the things we had heard or read about and the distance between points. Everything worked great on paper, but…

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Day 05: Detours

Today was supposed to be about getting back on track. However, a couple detours kept us from getting completely caught up: The first detour was the Pre-1937 alignment of Route 66 that takes a trip up to Santa Fe before returning back to the current route that goes straight through the middle of Arizona. Many…

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Day 04: Air, Water, and Dirt

Air: The first museum of our trip, and it wasn’t for Route 66 memorabilia. It was at the PIMA Air Museum in Tucson, AZ. Over 200 static displays of planes and helicopters on the tram tour, some that I had never seen before. And for the grand finale: a drive around the “bone yard” where…

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Day 03: Route 77

Only three stops today. Since we stayed the night in Holbrook, AZ our first attraction was the WigWam Motel. Say “Hi” to Mater! Now, a detour from our regularly scheduled road trip – Petrified Forest. I still don’t get it, but these old trees are just lying around the desert landscape. There used to be…

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