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Old Route 66

January 26, 2009
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Old Route 66, originally uploaded by IrishFireside.

corey says…Today proved to provide the most variety when it came to scenery. We decided to head north from the desert and Saguaro cacti of Phoenix to the high desert of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. There the red rocks and the stone formations stopped us in our tracks.

Then it was up the mountain to Flagstaff, where there was snow and pine trees. What a world of difference in just a few miles.

We then hopped on Old Route 66 to Kingman. It’s an amazing piece of road and on that stretch, it’s easy to imagine what a drive from Chicago to LA would have been like back in the day…long, desolate and beautiful.

I have to say…it was one of the most pleasing drives I’ve ever been on…and I’ve got the photos to show for it. http://flickr.com/photos/irishfireside/sets/72157612951653101/

That reminds me, I rearranged the photo albums so they now grouped by state. I hope that makes it easier to find things…It’s hard to figure out the best way to organize them.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2009 11:50 PM

    This photo is beautiful.

  2. jim sanford permalink
    January 27, 2009 9:48 AM

    Corey & Liam,
    Glad you enjoyed the Sedona Red Rock side trip and Betty’s burritos. You guys got thru Flagstaff just in time. They had a big snowstorm there in the past 24 hours. Also glad to hear you enjoyed your nostalgic trip down historic Route 66. Did you make it to Oatman? Nice pictures of London Bridge.
    Can’t tell you how much we enjoyed having you two in Phoenix Friday and Saturday. Everyone you met, from our family and friends, to Pat McCrossan, to all the McMorrows was very impressed by what you were doing in bringing your warm Irish spirit to our community and to everyone you’ve touched across Irish America. Keep up the great work and mind yourselves, you hear? Slan, Jim & Betty
    P.S. I’m looking forward to the return of the McMorrows at LisDoonVarna on February 13th and 14th. Keep up the good work.

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