Route 66: Kingman, Seligman, Winslow & Holbrook
The Route 66 portion of our trip has started, leaving Las Vegas bright and early in the morning and hitting the road a few hours on to Kingman, Arizona. Kingman is located at the start of the longest unbroken stretch of Route 66 left, running through several small towns before turning into the freeway, that now has exits to visit the towns located off of it.
Kingman to Seligman saw some ghost towns and run down buildings, and a trip through Radiator Springs.
A lunch stop at Seligman was the most happening of the Route 66 stops, one of the more famous towns with several attractions in one location. Delgadillos Snow Cap Drive In is covered in sign painting and Route 66 memorabilia, completely floor to ceiling - and outside walls to the roof. Known for their 'wacky sense of humour' from when they opened, they still keep it up today. Things like asking if you'd like cheese on your cheeseburger, or offering you a bundle of straw if you asked for a drinking straw. The doors have 'push' signs, but are actually opened with a twist knob. It's a fun place to stop if you have a good sense of humour!
We stopped in at Winslow to do some 'standing on the corner, in Winslow, Arizona' and had 'Take it Easy' stuck in our heads all day as a result. The corner is at the cross of 2nd and Kersey, with a dedicated installation to The Eagles famous song. A painted wall has the girl in her Ford, and a red flat-bed Ford is permanently parked on the street.
The Jack Rabbit Trading Post in Joseph City was a quick stop in, with Josh riding the rabbit for a photo opportunity.
Holbrook is where we stopped for a night, staying in the famous Wigwam Village in a concrete teepee. Very novel and surprisingly comfy! There's a whole bed, table, small bathroom, tv etc all inside each teepee! The property has old cars parked around it, to add to the fun!