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Old 05-31-2009, 07:54 AM   #71
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Post Cards from the 50's - ARIZONA

Letter cards from the 50's telling and showing all.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:30 AM   #72
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Check out Rich Charpentier's pics & blog

Rich, aka gadgetat, who lives in his Airstream in Prescott has a cool collection of photos along Route 66 at R.L. Charpentier Photography.

Also, check out his blog for places in and around Route 66 starting at The Airstream Chronicles Continued › Route 66.

Rich's photos are processed from HDR images that create a style and look that seems to evoke the heat and somewhat surreal nature of the West. If you stop in Prescott, be sure an visit Rich at the Ian Russell Gallery ( IanRussellArt.com ). Great stuff.
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:47 AM   #73
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Check out Meteor Crater...

You'll find Meteor Crater along I-40 between Flagstaff and Winslow. There is an excellent campground just off the highway and there are old sections of Route 66 that you can walk adjacent to the campground. When Rosemary and I walked along there one morning, we were passed by 4 Pronghorn Antelope speeding down the road. They passed us on both sides. Amazing.

Meteor Crater has a private museum that has exceptional exhibits and is well worth a visit. Sure, it's a big hole in the ground, but the education that you get about it is first rate.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:56 PM   #74
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Great pics, Pee Wee and everyone! I feel like I'm getting the grand tour. One day I would love to get out there and see what's left of the old mother road for real.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:05 PM   #75
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Charlie, it's time to quit your job and go from one end of 66 to the other and then go back.

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Charlie, it's time to quit your job and go from one end of 66 to the other and then go back.

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That thought crosses my mind every year. I just need to win a small jackpot for our lifestyle. I'd love to at least take a full summer off while my youngest is still in school. As things are we still get about 40 nights a year in the Airstream, they're just broken up in vacation blocks, and non-holiday weekends.

On another subject, what about a great dining suggestion for the trip. My wife bought the 3 disk dvd set of Rt. 66 with Michael Wallis. Most of the footage is of him eating in diners along the road. I think the filming was done about 4-5 years apart for each dvd and he looks to step up about 50 lbs. in each one. We eat very healthy when we travel in the Airstream and prefer to grill outside anyway, but we'll allow at least one break from that at a calorie free diner or old restaurant along the way. Any suggestions?

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My post about some restaurants disappeared as well as a bunch of photos by others. Charlie's post about posts disappearing has also disappeared.

Restaurants: La Posada has been mentioned. Supposed to be best restaurant in Williams. Goes under the fine dining category. To see the hotel as it should be seen, walk down to the RR tracks. It was designed to be seen that way rather than from the road as it was a RR hotel.

In Flagstaff, for healthy food, Moonrise Oasis, 11 E. Aspen Ave. It's right downtown off of old 66. Streets are narrow there, so park the trailer along 66 or at a campground.

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Well it's raining right now and snow is in the forecast for today. All I need is that 2 hour window to apply the liquid glass before all of my polishing is for nothing. The desert is sounding better every day. I can't wait to get out of this. This is the place to be from July through Sept. but we pay for it.

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Thanks for the tips Gene. I guess the post made within a period of time from late Mon. until late Tues. are lost do to a server backup problem.
It looks as though things are back to normal now.

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Route 66 across Northern Arizona is spotty at best. There are a few small sections that are drivable, but much of it has been abandoned or replaced by I-40. Here is a good site for more information about "The Mother Road": The Mother Road: Historic Route 66
Sedona is going to be warm in June, plan on temperatures in the 90's, but it's a dry heat.
Make sure you stop in Oatman Arizona on the 66 it is awesome....
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Restaurants: La Posada has been mentioned. Supposed to be best restaurant in Williams...
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Slight correction. La Posada is located in Winslow, AZ.
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Slight correction. La Posada is located in Winslow, AZ.
But you can't miss it…

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Don't miss "standin on the corner in Winslow Arizona"!
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