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Visiting Hoover dam on our way to Las Vegas

Visiting Hoover dam on our way to Las Vegas

We decided that visiting Hoover dam on our way to Las Vegas was another ‘must do’ trip.  We had so many of those!  Part of me did just want to scoot our way to the end of historic route 66.  We had seen signs for Los Angeles – only another 400 or so miles!!  So near yet so far, it was tempting but we decided against it. Pin for later! Goodbye to Route 66 Our last night on Route 66…

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Route 66 to Grand Canyon

Route 66 to Grand Canyon

When planning our Route 66 trip, we knew we wouldn’t get to the end of it, but we also knew that getting as far as the Grand Canyon was a must.  Route 66 to Grand Canyon is an easy trip and one that was a no brainer! Route 66 to Grand Canyon The distance from Williams to Grand Canyon is about 60 miles and so takes around about an hour on a pretty direct road.  This brings you to the…

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Arizona Route 66 Attractions

Arizona Route 66 Attractions

Exploring Arizona’s Route 66 Attractions I felt that we were really spoiled with the Arizona Route 66 attractions.  Loads and loads on offer for kids, families and adults alike.  Here’s my favourite things from this wonderful state: Petrified Forest National Park This Petrified Forest NP is gorgeous and situated right on Route 66 so no detour to find it.  You can read about our time here in this post. Staying in a Wigwam Motel in Holbrook AZ I won’t lie, I was…

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Visiting the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

Visiting the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

  The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona (which also contains the Painted Desert) is right on Route 66 so no need to head too far off from where you are for this sight. And what a sight it was! It was an overcast day for us, the first on our trip really, which meant on the upside that it wasn’t overly hot for exploring, but on the downside it meant that we didn’t see the desert at it’s best.  I could…

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