Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 66

While in Lake Havasu, a nearby scenic stretch of historic Route 66 beckons to us.  In addition to the breathtaking natural scenery along this lonely road, we also discover a number of interesting man-made sights. Most importantly this run takes us through downtown Oatman, AZ where we hope to see the famous wild burros roaming the streets.

Mine Museum in Oatman

Like the burros, we wander the streets of Oatman for a bit.  Heading north out of Oatman, the road is motorcycle twisty overlooking slopes of golden blossoms.  As we return to lunch at Topock on the Colorado River, we pass the Needles Airport VOR (EED) broadcasting navigational information from nearly the edge of the road.  To clarify our location, Peanuts fans will remember that Needles is the home of Snoopy’s brother Spike.  A fact much proclaimed on billboards along the section of interstate through Needles.

In addtion to the famous wild burros, Oatman seems to host a number of unusual festivities.   The posters above make me wish we had timed our visit differently.

Enjoying the ride

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

4 Replies to “Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 66”

  1. Bob and Mary says: Reply

    Love how you all are gettin ‘ around!

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I was thinking of you guys the whole time we were in Oatman. Thanks for the heads up on the burros!

  2. Jim & Sandy Dukeman says: Reply

    One of the guys in Flight Service, Michal Hale Gray, took a vacation one year and drove that route as far as he could go, I think he ended up in California somewhere but not sure. He really enjoyed it and said that some of the road was getting hard to find since it was not the main route anymore. Form the pictures it is really pretty, thanks for sharing. Sandy wants to go to the outer banks in July to see the wild horses that are there, amazing how tame the burros are out there. Keep up the good work, and be safe out there. GOD BLESS
    JD
    Jim

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      You are right, some of the route is hard to find. I think it is easier the further west that you go where it has less competition. Hope you and Sandy get to see the ponies!! I miss Ocracoke – give it a hug for me!!

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