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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

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 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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April 26, 2015 Today we got to actually start our trip on Route 66. We are starting in a little convoluted route. We start in Victorville and head west to Santa Monica with a stop at Carla’s brother and his wife Glenn and Carolyn’s in Corona. Then we will head east and go end-to-end. We …

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March 12-13, 2015 After our drive up through beautiful northern Arizona we had the entire state of Utah to get through. We could have opted to cut over to I15 from Kanab and blast up the interstate. But we enjoy driving the old US highways so we decided to continue onĀ US 89 which runs north …

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March 10, 2015 One of my favorite drives in America is heading north out of Flagstaff along US Highway 89. Many years ago when the kids were young we drove this way when heading home from a visit with my parents in Prescott. Driving north you see the Little Painted Desert; as the afternoon unfolded …

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