MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND – WOW!

Mother’s Day pretty much stands on its own as a special day, but when family gifts you with a night in a suite at the Grand Canyon Railroad Motel in Williams, Arizona…Well, it makes that weekend over-the-top gorgeous! For all you kids and husbands wondering how to bless and impress the leading lady in your life…

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THE DISAPPEARING ROAD – ROUTE 66

Arizona has some of the longest and best preserved original spans of the Mother Road, like the stretch between Crookton Rd exit 139 and Topock. However, large chunks of it have all but disappeared, even within the last 15 years. Much of the original roadbed between Ash Fork and Flagstaff comes and goes, a ghostly…

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BEARIZONA on ROUTE 66

Williams may be a great place to reminisce about the Route 66 era or catch the train for the Grand Canyon, but that’s not the only family thing to see and do. They just opened on May 22, 2010, and everybody loves Bearizona! I’ve visited a number of animal parks, but this is the first…

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Peach Springs and Grand Canyon Caverns

…Seriously? Three Rolls of Toilet Paper for 2,000 People? Contrary to the interstate’s emphasis on efficiency, the early Route 66 goal was to tie rural communities together, not paying much attention to miles added. They used existing roads and trails. Unfortunately, Hackberry, Valentine, Crozier, Truxton, Peach Springs and Seligman had landed in a geographic hump…

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