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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

May 12, 2015 We travelled in┬áthree states today; however, there are only about 15 miles of Route 66 in Kansas and we just crossed over into Missouri. We had three places on the schedule and they were early in the day; the first couple of hours. But right out of the gate we hit Pops …

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May 11, 2015 On this day we travelled across the rest of the Texas Pan Handle, into Oklahoma, and a bit past Oklahoma City. There was plenty to see and do. Driving Route 66 in Texas is hair raising. Much of it is on frontage roads next to I40. Texas doesn’t do on and off …

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May 10, 2015 We’ve enjoyed the coast, the desert, then mountains, and today we dropped down into the plains. We double checked the weather to make sure we weren’t driving into the path of a tornado – everything looked fine. So we headed south to I40 then east on Route 66 to Texas. I know …

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May 9, 2015 [Caution: I’ve got a little bit of editorial comment in this post. Just a little.] We wanted to explore the artist community in Taos and visit Santuario De Chimay├│ along the way. Rather than taking the main highway we opted for the “high road to Taos”. El Santuario de Chimayo was an …

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May 7, 2015 Our original goal for the day was Grants, NM; but since we left Holbrook so early we got to Grants around noon. Grants is a very small crossroads so we thought we could get to Albuquerque even with a stop at the Acoma Sky City Pueblo. Before too long we crossed into …

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May 6, 2015 This was a very short travel day; Holbrook lies a mere 34 miles east of Winslow. But it was eventful enough to make some slight changes to our overall approach to our trip – but more about that later. A few miles north of Winslow on Arizona highway 87 is the Homolovi …

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May 5, 2015 You see “Winslow” in the post title, right? Yeah, there will be train pictures – but more than that, I promise. We didn’t do much blog-worthy on Monday May 4; basically hung out with my Uncle Jake and Aunt Sally at their Cottonwood home. We did go up to Jerome and had …

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May 3, 2015 When we arrived at the Grand Canyon the afternoon of the day before I, of course, grabbed some pictures. With the afternoon light it was difficult to show the depth of the curves and sub canyons; it was also hard to capture the true colors that make this place so spectacularly beautiful. …

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May 2, 2015 Our motto of this trip is “It’s not about getting there; it’s about going there.” Well, when the Grand Canyon is on the itinerary we broke the rule and reveled in the getting there. This was the splurge night on our trip; we stayed at the El Tovar hotel on the rim. …

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