Monday, 27 July 2009

Day 4 - Sunday 26 July 2009 - Laughlin to Grand Canyon

A slightly delayed start today as Bill, the driver of the back up vehicle, managed to lock his keys in the van. Leaving Bill to wait for the locksmith we set off for the tiny town of Oatman with its gift shops, wild burros and gun fights staged for the tourists.

The whole of today was spent riding the longest continuous stretch of Route 66 all the way to the Grand Canyon. This stretch of road is considered to be "The Heart of Historic Route 66." Leaving Oatman the road twisted and turned up through the mountain with breathtaking views.

We climbed steadily throughout the day and consequently the temperature was cooler than yesterday. It was 90F (32C) when we stopped for a drink at Hackberry General Stores further along Route 66.

We headed off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation towards Seligman. After a late lunch stop in Seligman we rode to Williams

and our last water stop before riding the last 60 miles to the entrance to the Grand Canyon and our overnight stop at the Best Western Squire Inn.


  1. Hello all..the pics look wicked already!! Mummy and Les, Nanny is stressing because Uncle Brian reckons the blog aint working (numpty) i can get into it fine!! Have fun the rest of your journey
    Laura, Michala, Matthew, Colly and Bump xx

  2. Hi Everyone
    Wow! absolutely amzing photos, brilliant blogging Terry, realy enjoying it.
    Tried to send comments over the weekend from home, but our internet connection is down there! So, belated Anniversary congratulations to Bill & Carol, and belated Happy Birthday to David, what an amazing way and place to celebrate both.
    Just one more big event to go now then... Chris & Nessa!!
    Very best wishes

  3. Hey dad,debbie and animal,looks like ure havin an amazing time,holly dogs says hello.miss u like crazy,can't wait to see all the pics,fish are just about alive,love u loads mwah mwah mwah love leanne,kirsty and holly xxxxxx

  4. Hey mama,pops and everyone, loving the pics and blog so far! Did anyone actually have anything from 'Fast Fanny's'?!? hope you're all ok, bring some heat and sunshine back with you....enjoy rest of trip. Hugs and Huge X's. M&K