Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Monday, 8 June 2009

Route 66

Kingman, Arizona

We traveled from Flagstaff to Kingman today. There is a historic Route 66 loop between Seligman and Kingman that is about 40 miles further than just grinding down I-40 West.

One of the things to take away from "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" is the concept of "good time" driving. When you can find a road that parallels the interstate and goes from nowhere (Seligman) to nowhere (Kingman)....take it.

We eat at the Roadkill Cafe in Seligman. I order chicken-fried possum. It resembles a cube steak fried with coating that you might find on fried chicken. They throw in scrambled eggs, has
browns and wheat bread and cover the fried Possum with gravy.

About halfway around the loop, at Peach Springs, the Hualapai Indians are running a one day raft trip though the Grand Canyon for about $300 a person. They have two points of access to and egress from the river before it dumps into Lake Meade. It’s an intriguing idea.

We travelled through here two years ago and attempted to drive the 30 miles of gravel roads through to the Grand Canyon. A Hualapai tribal policeman told us that it might be doable in a four wheel vehicle, but not in a Toyota.

West to Death Valley or East to the Grand Canyon raft trip? Let you know in the morning.

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