Posted by: sunnyharvy | March 24, 2014

Kickin’ Route 66

The Federal Government officially closed “The Mother Road” Route 66 in 1984. Fortunately, a group of enthusiasts in Arizona re-opened the longest continuous section as “Historic Route 66” in the 90’s. Our traverse began at the Route 66 Museum in Kingman, AZ and continued eastward to Ash Fork with one overnight in Seligman. The road provided carefree (no semi-trucks), scenic driving as well as some good classic car viewing and kitschy roadside attractions.







We were eventually flushed onto Interstate 40 before heading south towards Sedona, AZ on incredibly beautiful Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.  We arrived at Cove Springs Campground minutes after the last site was taken. Luckily, we found a friendly Canadian (New Brunswick) couple who agreed to share their site with us. We also shared stories, both good and bad, about life on the road. They come down into the States for 5 to 6 months every year, like several other Canadians we’ve met.




This picturesque campground was our last stop before our planned visit with Diane and Tony at their lovely home in Sedona, just 15 miles further down the road.


  1. Oak Creek Canyon is beautiful with snow also; although not with the van; you certainly picked the right winter to leave the East Coast !!

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