These pictures were taken less than a half mile from Main Street or Route 66 in the city of Kingman, Arizona. Rugged and breath taking.
The grooves you see embedded in the rock were created over years of wagons making their trek to the Wild West in hopes of a better life.
Now that is HISTORY!!
Next stop, Oatman, Arizona
Traveling from Kingman on Route 66 you must travel through Stigreaves Pass.
Don't take a motor home. I recall this section of Route 66. I was eleven years old. Dad pulled a trailer and what I remember most is my mom's nervousness.
Route 66 twists and turns through this mountain pass, a narrow, two lane road. The road drops down in Oatman, a small town made famous when Clark Gable and Carole Lombard got married and spent their honeymoon in the Oatman Hotel.
Today the main attraction are the wild burros that roam the streets. Julie fell in love with them.
|Well me too!|
|One burro told another. They all fell in love with Julie. It began to get out of hand when one impatient burro bit her because she wasn't shelling out the food fast enough.|
On the drive back we stopped at Cool Springs for a cool drink. The end to a very historical day.