After leaving Phoenix, we headed north and jumped onto the Historic Route 66 in Flagstaff. While our time was limited since we needed to get back to Minnesota in just 4 days, we planned a few fun stops to pick up caches in some of the most notable locations along the Route.
Below I put a box around the section we were able to explore a bit along Route 66. We had so much fun but definitely did not have enough time to fully explore the fun and odd history of the Historic Route. I also learned typically travelers take this from east the west, not west to east. Below are some of the places we enjoyed along the way.
Talk about cheap breakfast - Denny's
This has nothing to do with the historic route but was worth noting for any of you nomadic travelers. I haven't eaten at a Denny's in a few years but found they have a super cheap "$2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu®" where I got a biscuit and gravy with hashbrowns for $2! I put the fork on the plate so you can see it's plenty of food.
I guess this is a hard post to write as I have to start it out by covering a somber situation. Mark's father, Harold, passed away somewhat unexpectedly this past weekend from Angiosarcoma. It's a pretty rare form of cancer and until just near the end, we didn't really know what he was suffering from. He had not been previously diagnosed with cancer. He admitted himself to the hospital 3 weeks ago on August 29th and things quickly went downhill from there. He lived near Phoenix, Arizona and Mark and his brother Michael tag-teamed to be with him over the past few weeks and now we, along with a number of family members, are down here in Sun City West, AZ to take care of closing out his estate and the memorial service was today. (Obituary)