Yesterday was an interesting travel day. I started the day at 5:00 AM in Monterey, California and headed south east with my destination goal being Prescott, Arizona. After 10 hours of driving in windy, cloudy, wet and snowy weather, I decided to call it a day and overnight in Kingman, Arizona. Like so many places WanderLusters pass-by for many years without stopping, Kingman was one of those places for me. I bet I have passed Kingman at least 1/2 a dozen times going either east or west on HWY 40 and never stopped for more than fuel. Last night the forecast was calling for possible snowfall to the east in Flagstaff. That sealed the decision for me… Kingman would be a nice place to stop and button up for the night. I got a great night’s rest as temps only dipped into the mid-40! I continued my journey to Prescott at 8:00 AM this morning and decided to take HWY 66 as far east as I could until the junction with HWY 89 where I turned south for Prescott. It was a wonderful day, Rt 66 was really interesting and the Buffalo Burger at the “Roadkill Cafe” was excellent. I arrived safety at 3:00 PM in Prescott, one of my favorite Arizona towns!
Above, once I crossed the California / Arizona line on HWY 40, I looked north and saw the mighty Colorado River flowing it’s liquid-lifeblood into California!
Below, I stopped by the County Court House in Kingman for a photo-op with Bertha.
Above, the old County Jail in Kingman, built in 1910, sits as a reminder of what was necessary to maintain law and order in the Old West Towns! After the Church, the Jails were often the first buildings built in the old West!
Below, a brief description of the Jail.
Below, don’t get caught talking to the prisoners! It might just land you in the hole!
Above and Below, a few colorful murals in Downtown Kingman, Arizona! Reminders of what put Kingman on the Map…. the Historic Rt 66!
Below, the start of my drive today, Rt 66 from Kingman to Ash Fork.
Above and Below, The “Roadkill Cafe” in Seligman, Arizona was my lunch-break spot. If you can get past the name, it really is a great place to stop for a meal. The Buffalo Burger was great and the wacky decor alone is worth a visit!