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Category: Arizona

2015: A Year of Travel

Los Angeles/Hollywood 2015 started with Los Angeles, Hollywood to be precise. It’s a longer flight than San Francisco but chalk…

Yuma to Hollywood (284 miles)

Yuma is 7-miles from the Mexican city of Algodones. It’s very easy to make a day trip to Mexico from…

The Cafes of Route 66 (and Beyond)

You could eat your way across America on Route 66 using just 1950s cafes. I’m sure it’s been done many…

Mission La Purisima Concepción de la Virgén Santisima

As I mentioned in the Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuñer post, there have long been stories of…

Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuñer

There have long been stories of two “lost” Missions in California and in the last few decades these have been…

Brenda AZ

13-miles east of Quartzsite is a tiny little, dust covered area called Brenda. If you are on the I-10 heading…

Hi Jolly Cemetery

The Hi Jolly Memorial is popular roadside stop in Quartzsite for people travelling south through Arizona; the pyramid shaped memorial…

Quartzsite AZ

This town looks like a ghost town: creaky old sun bleached building are boarded up, fliers flap in the wind…

Bill Williams River

As you drive away from Lake Havasu City and circle around the waterways and lake, you’ll stumble upon a beautiful…

Lake Havasu and London’s Bridge

Unexpected. That’s the first word that popped into my head as I entered the Lake Havasu City. The roads were…

Kingman to Yuma (259 miles)

Kingman is where I left Route 66 and headed south towards Mexico. The goal was to take the 95 all…

Sitgreaves Pass

Sitgreaves Pass, named after Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, is a winding road that passes through the Black Mountains. This is the…

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