Day 9 - Back to Vegas (via Route 66 - and London Bridge!)
Saturday, June 7th - and this was our last look at the Canyon from just outside Kachina Lodge.
After stopping at RP's for coffee and the best croissants in Arizona (in our opinion), we headed south to Williams, and then along Route 40 towards Kingman. Part way, we took a detour so that we could drive along the famous Route 66.
We stopped for a short time at Seligman which still retains he flavour of the old Route 66 - with a Roadkill Café
And a General Store (with an interesting spelling of 'Memorabilia'!)
There was even an old London taxi!
Back on Route 40, we stopped at Kingman for lunch, and then took a 25 mile detour south to Lake Havasu City - although we did wonder why Robert McCulloch, the chainsaw manufacturer, decided to build this city in the middle of nowhere!
The main attraction in the city, apart from Lake Havasu itself (a reservoir on the Colorado river) is London Bridge, which McCulloch bought in the 1960s from the City of London (after it was deemed not sound enough for modern London traffic). The bridge was disassembled stone by stone, transported to Arizona, and rebuilt over a man-made canal.
Back on the road again, this sign amused me when we stopped for gas at one of the 'Terrible Herbst' gas stations. No idea why it's called that as the original owner was called Jerry Herbst, but the juxtaposition of Terrible's with McDonald's made me laugh.
Even better was this truck we followed up Route 95 back towards Vegas!
Finally we made it back to Vegas, checked in - and headed for the bar!
And Helen was still smiling even after driving 300+ miles!