Hank and Marilyn Coast to Coast 2017 travel blog

Old gas stop is now a tourist stop

Honoring the Mother Road

Crazy stuff

THE Canyon

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...and more

Blessed with a rainbow


The fun continues. Yesterday we drove 140 miles on Historic Route 66 across Arizona. Although only a two-lane road we breezed along at 65 mph until we came to various towns, when we slowed to see historic features and stop at the obligatory tourist stop. It was a beautiful day. We spent the evening walking the main street of Williams, Arizona, going in and out of souvenir shops. Williams is important to Route 66 because it was the last town bypassed by Interstate 40.

That night we were again in our tent at a KOA Campground. The temperature dropped into the 30s again but we were two bugs snug in a rug. However we are happy to be in a deluxe motel tonight just outside of Grand Canyon National Park. There were reports today of snow in the area.

We visited THE Canyon again today, this time from the South Rim. Again, the photos can't do it justice. Amazing. Wow! Takes your breath away. A rain storm passed through giving wonderful cloud formations, thunder and lightning, and a rainbow. The lighting after a storm is marvelous. There was also a report of snow with the temperature dropping from the 50s to the 30s in a matter of minutes. We did not experience it, much to our disappointment.

Tomorrow will be another day of wonder from a variety of viewpoints. Looking forward to a good night's sleep in a warm room. With that under our belts, we'll be ready for almost anything!



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