Enjoyed a beautiful night at the Holbrook, AZ KOA...got up this am and took our time and actually left there about 0920. It was cool, but clear so we hit I40 again. We were debating between heading to Page, AZ and going home through Great Basin NP in Nevada which we like alot! But we got to thinking that we need to be home to get ready for Thanksgiving and get some things done!
|Our site at the Holbrook, AZ KOA!|
|Nice playground for kids....|
So we decided I40 to KIngman and then through Vegas and Amargosa Valley...actually that was sad...I called the little campground at Amargosa Valley to ask Dennis (the camp manager) if they had coin operated laundry...I thought they did but wasn't sure..Well, Glenn answered the phone # that we had for Dennis...turns out Dennis passed away about 6 months or so ago..we were there in March on our last trip to Don's. He and Ken always had good conversations, he was such a sweet man. Used to work the oil fields and it's probably been 4 or 5 years we've stopped there, he lived there and managed the park...sure won't be the same without him.
|The rest area....love the rocks!|
|Coming out of Flagstaff, AZ...Mom always loved Flagstaff|
because of the trees...
|Here's to u Russell!!|
|Near Seligman, AZ|
|Coming out of Seligman, up the mountain towards Kingman..|
|Downhill towards Kingman, AZ|
Had a nice drive (well as nice as it can be on I40)...we arrived at the KOA in Kingman, AZ just about 1500...which is when we like to quit driving most days...For the first time in quite a few days we were able to take our jackets off and enjoy the sun! It's cooled off now, but sure is quite a difference in temps.
Linda and Wendy, Kingman AZ is the town that if daddy was able to get past Needles, CA he would drive the extra 50 miles or so and we would stay at a motel here in Kingman right off the interstate...used to be a little town just a few motels and fast food (remember the smells of the hamburgers he used to bring back to the motel room?!)....nothing ever smells as good, they were in the little wax paper holders...yummmm!!!
Well not little anymore, very spread out...to get to the KOA we had to go through a neighborhood...seems like a funny place to put a campground..the girl at the desk said that the KOA was here before the neighborhood and the neighborhood happened after downtown...it's just something else here! But again, I was telling Ken and then realized it was 50 years or so since we were coming through...well last time I was 14 when we came through as a Phillips Family...so 45...wow!!!!!! And the memories seem like yesterday!
|If u click on pic should enlarge...Kingman so spread out...|
|Our road before we turned off to find the KOA...|
|Out the back door at the KOA...|
|Another view...very nice KOA...a little steep...|
$40.00 w our discount...but cheaper than a motel...
Today, November 18th is our grandson, Jacob's 13th birthday! Welcome to teenage hood!! So hard to believe all these grandkids getting so grown up! He is an awesome kid! Love u Jacob! Happy Birthday!
|Happy Birthday Jacob...actually he looks so different and this was|