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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Day 02: The Long and Winding Road

Start: What an amazing day. Much of this day was to be spent on the road in solace, untested by traffic congestion and red lights. But the hot sun would be the biggest obstacle of the day, so we stocked the car with a cooler of ice and water. The “Long” part: The road really…

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DAY 01: I’M ON VACATION!

Day 01: We started by meeting in LAX, then rented a CONVERTIBLE. We drove to the starting point, Santa Monica Pier, and had dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. We took in a few street performances (we met one street dancer who we considered joining our breakdance crew – see his MySpace page at…

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