Laughlin River Run April 2015

We had a three day weekend, where to go? The Laughlin River Run seemed like a good choice. We had planned on meeting a friend in Kingman AZ. for breakfast and then spend the night and go to Laughlin, but he had to cancel. So, I decided to take a longer route to Kingman and travel Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman.

The route


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A cloudy, cool day to ride, looked like rain coming into Prescott.

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It did sprinkle on us just as we got to Prescott, but we missed most of it.

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Still cloudy, but no rain on HWY 89 north bound.

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Lunch in Seligman at Westside Lilo’s. A great little German owned cafe, we had a huge blooming onion along with our lunch, great place to eat!

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On Route 66, west bound, miles and miles of wide open nothingness!

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Finally, a few curves and some hills!

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As we were zipping along through Hackberry, AZ., we passed an older building and I noticed some old gas pumps and some people walking around them. I decided we needed to go back and take a look. I’m glad I did – the Hackberry General store.

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What a fun, cool piece of Americana! According to the lady working inside, this store opened in 1934 and closed when I-40 was opened in 1970. A gentlemen bought the store and had reopened it. A 1957 Corvette, all original, was right by the entrance.

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I spent about a half hour just walking around the outside enjoying the history. 34 cents a gallon….

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Model T, need alittle work.

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I always take Donna to the finest places….

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Around the back, another classic – a 65 (I believe), Plymouth Sport Fury convertable, all original. What a cool car to cruise down RT 66!

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The garage was full of old parts and a Chesterfield sign.

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More pumps with old oil cans.

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Time to go inside, and no, I didn’t use the “hippies” side door!

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Police patches from all the world were on the wall map of RT 66. You can also see the original diner inside.

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These signs caught my eye.

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Great place to take a break! Back on RT 66, wind was blowing big dust clouds off in the desert.

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A last, long stretch going towards Kingman.

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After checking in to our motel, we walked down to the Pizza Hut for chicken wings & salad. The next morning, another cloudy day, luckily the wind wasn’t blowing so hard on HWY 68 west bound towards Laughlin.

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I love this rock formation, not sure if it is saying goodbye to Arizona or welcome to Nevada!

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S. Casino Dr in Laughlin.

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We spent a couple of hours just walking around and checking out the vendors. Even though it is mainly a Harley Davidson run, still enjoy just taking in the sights.

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I don’t think I would make the cut for the SOA!

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Just one of many “show” bikes, don’t think I’d enjoy touring on it though. After having some ice cream, it was time to head home.

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A nice ride back home, never did get rained on.

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HWY 93

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We finished off the weekend riding down to Tempe, AZ. to have lunch and wish grandson Brayden a happy 2nd birthday.

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Yours truly, Brayden, proud papa Steve and photobomber Donna!

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There were several thunderstorms in the Phoenix area, but we missed them all!

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Nice finish to a fun weekend!

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Total miles – 585
Total $ for gas – 37.00
MPG – 50

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