Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Adventures Up North
I'm back from my little road trip up to the northern part of Arizona. I have a couple of iPhone photos today but as soon as I get the photos edited a bit, I'll have some posts about places I visited on my travel site. One of the stops was the Grand Canyon. I was hoping to escape the intense heat we've been having but it seems there was no escaping this weekend. The Grand Canyon was reaching some record highs for that altitude and it was quickly felt.
Even the bears were trying to find ways to stay cool! I visited the city of Williams Arizona which is the gateway to the Grand Canyon and also home to a new attraction called "Bearizona". It's also a big place for Route 66 memorabilia. Williams was one of the last cities to be bypassed by Interstate 40 and it used to thrive when Route 66 was the main highway right through town. It's thriving again today with new attractions to lure tourists into town.
After Williams, I went down state a way to the city of Cottonwood. I wanted to experience that central Arizona wine country. I did manage to visit a national monument and one winery during the day and then I visited a few tasting rooms in the evening. It was a fun trip in spite of the heat but, I could have done a whole lot more if it had been a few degrees cooler.