Day 14, Route “66,” April 17th

232.2 miles today, 3,029.6 miles total

Surpassed 3,000 miles today! Departed the red rocks of Sedona for a zigzag ascent up Cleopatra Hill to hilltop Jerome (old mining town clinging to a steep slope), then over Mingus Mountain (7,000+ ft. elevation) in the Black Hills Mountain Range with steep slopes, tight curves, & numerous switchbacks meandering through Prescott National Forest. One of the highway pics shows us going by a funneling snow cloud!?! Then onto Seligman to travel on Route 66 going 93 miles to Kingman. We covered the arid desert, past huge caverns, an Indian reservation,  & funky dining spots. We stopped for lunch at one of those funky dining spots, Westside Lilo’s Cafe, for the best burgers and carrot cake on Route 66. We settled Thumper into Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Motel in Kingman for the night. Next stop…Las Vegas…m, b & t

“If you ever plan to motor west, Travel my way, take the highway that’s best, Get your kicks on Route 66.” –Bobby Troup (Bing Crosby Lyrics)

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” –G. K. Chesterton



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