Saturday, December 1, 2007

Get your kicks on Route 66

My husband and I spent almost a week touring route 66. We started in Amarillo and got as far as Winslow, AZ before turning homeward. Even though the road is non-existent in places, what we were able to see was a step back in time. What a life that must have been. Of course, it's easy for us to glamorize when in fact in it's early history, life was hard along the route.

Here is a picture of the First/Last Motel and Cafe in Texas.

If you've never toured Chaco Canyon, it's well worth the 20 mile drive on dirt road. These puebloen people were thriving before Mesa Verde's existence. We drove through the Remains of the painted desert and petrified forest in Arizona.
Both were beautiful, each in their own way.

We're not finished with route 66. Next spring we'll start in Amarillo and head east.


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