Friday, April 3, 2015

Day 3 - Homeward Bound LA to Toronto

March 2015

We are up early and John decides to get the car washed and pick up coffee. He brings back a flat white (yeah) from Starbucks and it only costs $1.60 - hear that, Australia?????

We get on the road with Flagstaff as our destination.

What a difference from our drive in March 2013. The sun is shining and the temperature is in the 70s as we pass Kingman.
Getting tired of the interstate we decide to follow some of Route 66.

It is lunchtime and we decide to stop in Seligman at the Roadkill Cafe. Cute setup.

We both ordered pastrami and John added the soup. It took over thirty minutes to get our food. It was ridiculous. The other couple who came in at the same time got their burgers and fries before we did. 
Server kept saying it was coming that it depended what grill it was on. When it came it was a little over grilled but had a slice of pickle.
Another couple came in and she ordered a BLT and the server said it comes with fries and the woman said no to the fries but maybe could she have a pickle, no, it comes with the fries. And then mine comes and there's a pickle.

When we finally finished our lunches we wandered outside.

A London black cab in the middle of Arizona?

We got back in the car to drive through town and I saw this hotel sign I realized we had been here before!
Seligman December 2012.

While taking some photos a man asked John to help him hold a sign that was blocking the image he wanted of an old Coca Cola freezer. They chatted and it turns our he was from Australia!

Back on route 66 and we stop in Ash Fork, Not much left there but the guide stated that we had to find DeSoto's Salon with the car on top.

We had to get back on the interstate until we reached Williams. Funny, this is a great Route 66 town and we hadn't been here before.
We have plans to take the train from here to the Grand Canyon one time.

You can also spend the night in the Little Red Caboose or a railway car.

It lies on the route of the Southwest Chief Amtrak train route. It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village. There are numerous inns, motels, restaurants and gas stations that cater to the large influx of tourists rather than local residents, especially during the summer and holiday seasons.

Time to head to our final destination, Flagstaff for the evening. Flagstaff is at 7,000 feet above sea level and even though it is really warm out there is still snow.

We stayed at the Doubletree Hilton on West Route 66.

There isn't a restaurant and we are too lazy to go out so we ordered a pizza from NiMarco's which was really good. Local pizza places in these towns are usually so good.

1 comment:

  1. Roadkill Cafe... what a name!

    I like the look of those mountains.


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