We put Lake Mead behind us and headed to Kingman, Arizona.
We got a campground in town and there are plenty to choose from. Going west on route 66 takes you to Oatman, Arizona. You go over a mountain pass to get there. Do not bring your RV over this road. It is very narrow, but it is paved. Lots of switchbacks. The views are great.
As we were driving to Oatman we notice a set of stairs on the side of a rock wall.
Once we got to Oatman, the street was blocked.
|Roman and Kendra feeding a donkey and my mom walking through manure. Good times.
On our way back to Kingman we stopped at the stairway we saw earlier. We climbed it and were looking around and I saw a rock wall that someone had built up there. That's odd we thought.
Water seeps out of the rocks here and this little rock wall catches it to make a bowl.
As we were looking more closely at it something moved inside it. Whoever built it put fish in it. Or maybe someone added the fish later.
So if you ever try to find it, bring fish food because I don't know if anyone goes up there and feeds them. Remember that it is close to mile marker 30.
This used to be a gas station on the way up to Oatman. Now it is a little gift shop. Very cute and it makes for a great photo opportunity.
Our second day in Kingman was going to take us to the Route 66 visitor center/museum and then east on Route 66 to Seligman Arizona.
The museum charges 4 dollars a person to go through it and it explains the history of the road. Not all of the history is nice. After the museum we hit the road. There is a small pamphlet that tells you what to look for along the side of the road as you travel it.
Like Giganticus Headicus. A roadside attraction to lure you into their gift shop.
There are many gift shops along the way. This is one of the originals that is still operating. Angel and Velma's. There are other signs from the past. From the hey day of the road.
We think that Disney came out here for inspiration for their "Cars" movie. It would have been neat to travel the road in the fifties. Another roadside attraction is The Grand Canyon Caverns.
This is an interesting cavern. It is a dry cavern so there are really no stalagmites or other types of formations. But the rooms are large. So large it was designated as a bomb shelter for 2000 people. So the government hauled down supplies to last them for 2 weeks.
Those were brought down in the fifties and they are perfectly preserved because of the dry environment. A Bobcat fell through the natural opening many, many years ago. Because of the dryness, it was perfectly mummified and preserved.
They removed a leg to find out the age of it. It was a young bobcat, maybe 2 years old and it has been in the cave since 1850. They also found a prehistoric 4 toed sloth skeleton in the cavern also. They removed it to study it but put in a life size replica in its place.
All caves are different and this one just proves that. If you want you can eat your lunch down there. They have a dining area set up. There is also a wedding chapel down there and also 1 room if you want to spend the night in a cave.
Route 66 was fun and interesting. Well worth the stop.
On a more personal note. We stopped at the local Wally World and we think we have viewed the Wally Worlds of the future. They had 6 lanes for human cashiers to work at. I think one was open. Then they had 22 self checkout stations.
With one lonely employee trying to cover all of those registers. What a joke.
"Gladys, I am letting you pick the next destination. Knock my socks off girl!"