Words for Wednesday: More Kicks


If you ever plan to motor west,

Travel my way, take the highway that is best.

Get your kicks on Route Sixty-Six. 

(Lyrics to Get Your Kicks on Route 66 by Bobby Troup)

The second time proved to be just as relaxing and entertaining as the first.

When Papa and I journeyed to Arizona for the first time two years ago, we flew into Las Vegas, Nevada where our southwestern family members picked us up and drove us south to their home.

The rest of our time spent sightseeing we traveled by car (road trips are the best in my book!) and one day we enjoyed a scenic drive on old Route 66 to Oatman.

Just a couple of months ago on our second trip to Arizona, we flew into Phoenix, secured a rental car, and explored parts of the state on road trips. Yesterday, I posted about our leisurely and pleasant drive on old Route 66 again, only this time from Williams to Kingman.

Today I’m sharing some of my photos of the stops we made and sights we viewed along the way when we were getting our kicks on Route 66.




“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” ~ Aaron Lauritsen

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More kicks


Decal on pickup truck

Can you tell by my last two posts this week (if you missed them, go back and take a look) that Papa and I really did get our kicks on old Route 66 in Arizona back in February?

During that trip, I took a number of photos on a day excursion from my sister and brother-in-law’s home to Oatman, Arizona.

I decided to offer up a few more of my captures for readers to view in the form of a slide show. All of the following pictures were taken in Oatman and on the way back from there along Route 66.

Next week, I’ll chronicle a few other sightseeing excursions we got a kick out of on during our time in the southwestern desert.  It’s a location where I’d never been before and I found it fascinating.  Now I’d like to return but definitely only in the winter time.  This ol’ Mama can’t take the heat.

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ~ Anonymous

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