Williams or Flagstaff?

As we left Seligman, Arizona, having finally had a taste of the Route 66 experience we were looking for, we were now heading east on the I-40, and it was coming up on 7 PM in the evening.  We were about 30 minutes from Williams which is due south of the entrance to the Grand…

We got some kicks from Route 66

I will apologize right off the top of this blog – it is somewhat long.  That said, I hope you find the story interesting and entertaining, and that the length of this post is justified. As we left the mining ghost-town of Rhyolite, and headed toward Las Vegas, we started talking with anticipation about the things we…

Rhyolite, Nevada. A true boom to bust phenomenon.

It is hard to imagine that there might be a more dramatic example of a “boom to bust” ghost-town than the story of Rhyolite, Nevada, one of several gold mining towns that for a few brief years in the early 1900’s, was a real going concern. Rhyolite, situated roughly 120 miles north of present-day Las Vegas, was…