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Apr 23, 2019 - The Trek Begins

Here is my first post to this Blog. Let’s see how I do. We knew we had to be and wanted to be flexible on this trek. No, I didn’t misspell that, I just wanted to make a play on words. We are driving our Roadtrek across the USA. Anyway, the first couple of days required us to make changes to our loose plans. We had originally planned to leave on Saturday and spend Easter with Bernadette,Cooper and the grandkids. Well Jackson wasn’t feeling well, so we decided to start a day later. It worked out because we were able to go to the Easter...

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Mar 21, 2018 - Wednesday, Grand Canyon West

We drove the 63 miles north to Grand Canyon West, which is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indians, offers many unique spectacular views and also has the Skywalk. First, the drive once you get out of Kingman is beautiful and picturesque. The desert with the mountains as the back drop, couldn’t ask for anymore, we just love it out here. After about 1-1/2 hour drive you arrive at the Hualapai Indian Reservation. They stop you and make sure you don’t have weapons, alcohol, or food, they want to sell the food to you. First stop is the...

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2018 Winter

Mar 19, 2018 - Monday, Kingman AZ

History of Kingman AZ. Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a U.S. Navy officer in the service of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, was ordered by the U.S. War Department to build a federal wagon road across the 35th Parallel. His secondary orders were to test the feasibility of the use of camels as pack animals in the southwestern desert. Beale traveled through the present day Kingman in 1857 surveying the road and in 1859 to build the road. Beale's Wagon Road became part of Highway 66 and Interstate Highway 40. Remnants of the wagon...

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2018 Winter

Mar 18, 2018 - Sunday, Oatman AZ

We drove to Oatman AZ today. In 1863, mountain man and prospector Johnny Moss discovered gold in the Black Mountains and staked several claims, one named the Moss, after himself, and another after Olive Oatman, whose story was by then well-known. For the next half-century, mining waxed and waned in the remote district until new technology, reduced transportation costs, and new gold discoveries brought prosperity to Oatman early in the 20th century. The opening of the Tom Reed mine, followed by the discovery of an incredibly rich ore body in...

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2018 Winter

Mar 17, 2018 - Saturday, Kingman AZ

Traveled the 60 miles to Kingman AZ today. That is a good drive and the roads were great. Coming out of Lake Havasu City was all 4 lane until we reached I-40 which is the interstate that takes us to Kingman. We decided that we would stay at the Sunrise RV campground for the next week before moving on to Williams. The campground is just off I-40 so everything is easy to get to, plus we are on Route 66 which runs thru downtown Kingman. We got here midafternoon so we sit down to plan our stay.

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2018 Winter

Jan 28, 2018 - Kingman, AZ - Blake Ranch RV Park

Another park we always stay at, but this time for just an overnight. This turned out to be a long day and trials with the new pickup and the DEF fluid that now has to be added every 2,000 miles. Hope this truck is worth it to Dale. Very windy day traveling, but love the desert.

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Winter 2018

Sep 25, 2017 - The Next Leg

Today our excitement increased as we began Leg Four of our amazing journey. We left the area of the great National Parks (excluding the Grand Canyon which we will visit in two days) and traveled south to join up with Route 66 in Needles, California. Our plan is to travel in all eight states of Route 66. We renewed our energy and relationship with two nights camping in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We could see Lake Mead from our campsite and palm trees were plentiful as well as Cottonwoods and the bright blue, cloudless sky added...

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Oct 11, 2016 - Kingman, Arizona

Another full day of driving and just seeing the changes along the Hwy reflecting where we are. the rock formations, some flat dry land, and the hills all making it know you are in Arizona. We stopped in Kingman at a place called Blake Ranch RV Park. It certainly caters to pull throughs ,which are up our alley, so we can hit the road easy in the morning. Reasonable price too.and clean. A very nice view as well. As I sat outside looking at the view, I am thinking about what's going on in the East Coast , the rains, flooding and such disasters...

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Oct 1, 2016 - Time to Head Back to Picacho

Well tomorrow morning (Sunday 10/2) we'll be heading back to Picacho for the winter. This has been quite a summer for us, with all the speed bumps (aka fixes/repairs). But still, we had a good time. We've taken some photos from around the area of Kingman & a few places nearby (I know...you are surprised right ?). So here is what we've been doing during our stay here. On another small note, we made to wonderful new friends here, Sharon & Renee...we welcome you to our web-site. We got so much enjoyment out of meeting you & having some...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Sep 25, 2016 - Coming down to the last leg of our travels

Our summer travels are winding down, we left Moab, Utah on the 24th. We took Hwy 191 all the way down to the I-40 in Arizona. To break up the trip a bit we stopped just west of Winslow, Az & parked ourselves for the night (staying at Meteor Crater RV Park). We've stayed here before, its a nice park with plenty of room (after 390 miles, we were ready for this break). This morning we got up, pulled in the slides & headed West, our destination...Kingman, Az for a one weeks stay. We are staying at Blake Ranch RV Park & Horse Hotel (yes you can...

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Aug 18, 2016 - Kingman, AZ

We set out around 11am from Laughlin. We wanted to leave earlier but it’s only an hour drive to Kingman and we can’t check in until at least noon. It was a HOT drive. And unfortunately, we had to go over the mountains, so it was a really tough climb for the RV with all the extra heat. But we made it and once we got to Golden Valley, we were pretty much over the climb. We were on state and U.S. highways but the roads were good. Jay even found diesel fuel for $2.19 a gallon, once we got into Arizona. Wow! That was a deal. A few days ago, I...

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Jan 24, 2016 - Kingman, AZ

As we were getting ready to leave this morning, our neighbors, from Bellevue, WA were having trouble starting their motorhome. Dale, not knowing a whole lot about motorhomes, called his diesel mechanic friend to help out. After much trial and error they called us later in the day to say it ended up being a switch problem in their slides. They were able to get on the road again themselves. I love the RVing community. One traveler helping another! Always a good thing. On we go over Tehachapi Pass and into Kingman where we always stay at Blake...

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Winter 2016

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