Even though he gets a bit annoyed at my inane ramblings, he is always willing to slam on the brakes and stop to see something cool. He's also willing to make u-turns on the highway and turn his pretty little car into an ATV and head down some roads usually requiring high-clearance vehicles.
He's all kind of easy going about things like this.
I like him.
But don't tell him because then he'll want me to be nice to him or something.
On Saturday we were zipping down the highway heading toward Winslow when all the sudden we saw two giant arrows sticking out of the ground. We whizzed by, made an illegal u-turn (to the annoyance of an obnoxious guy in a truck...geez...) and twisted and turned a bit to get back to them.
For some odd reason the road department had erected all kinds of concrete barriers around the arrows and the cool, old Route 66 buildings.
There were no signs stating, "No trespassing" so we parked and climbed over the barriers.
No-one shot at us. No-one shouted at us. So we explored.
We looked around as long as we could until the wind picked up and we thought we were going to freeze to death.
Yeah. Us 'Zonies are pretty thin-blooded.
But it was cold. (don't roll your eyes please...it was 32 degrees and that is darned near freezing, I think!) And overcast. And we were shivery...
...so we climbed back over the concrete barriers and heading North toward Winslow.
But before I show you pictures of the cool, old railroad hotel in Winslow, I'll tell you about some falling-down ruins we found before we spotted Twin Arrows tomorrow!
Oh, and if you're kinda/sorta into Route 66 nostalgia you might enjoy reading a little bit more about the Twin Arrows 'Best Little Stop' on the I-40. Click here for some cool information about the Trading Post and Diner.