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Old 04-05-2021, 05:04 PM
 
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We also enjoyed Chloride, AZ, but it’s a slight detour, 23 miles from Kingman. We stopped to visit on our way from Las Vegas to get onto Route 66 at Kingman.

https://www.desertusa.com/chloride/du_chloride.html

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Old 04-05-2021, 06:12 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Right off of I-40, exit 96, Conway, is the semi-famous Slug Bug Ranch. A parody of Cadillac Ranch 35 miles west, it's very accessible, right off the interstate.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6767
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:38 PM
 
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Right off of I-40, exit 96, Conway, is the semi-famous Slug Bug Ranch. A parody of Cadillac Ranch 35 miles west, it's very accessible, right off the interstate.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6767

I forgot about this. Right outside Amarillo, actually very close to Cadillac Ranch, is Palo Duro Canyon State Park...Absolutely breath taking


https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...yon_Texas.html
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:30 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Post #28 mentioned Walnut Canyon, I'll ditto that one. Easy mile-long hike to see some fascinating Sinagua ruins, right off I-40.

Weatherford, Oklahoma has a lot of original US 66 left (I was even on it yesterday, BIL lives there), and there's a quick detour off I-40 at OK 54 that has an interesting wind power display... you can stand next to a wind turbine blade, they're way bigger than they seem.

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.5249...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:08 AM
 
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Appreciate the suggestions coming in. Now that we've moved past the "This trip is a bad idea" thing.



The Slug Bug.. I knew of that and had that in mind (Of course, along with Cadillac Ranch)..



Sinagua.. That's the cliff dwellings, right? Ok.. I came across that, but didn't remember the name.

Wind turbines.. Not sure about that. I actually contracted with GE in their turbine division for a short time. I still have nightmares about climbing one of those things. Yes, I know this one is on the ground, but still.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Taking my nephew on a road trip for his high school graduation.



Flying out to LA on the 12th of June. I think I'm going to spend the 12th and 13th in LA and we'll leave out from Santa Monica pier on the 14th.



Final destination won't be Chicago, but we're going to do Rt 66 to Missouri and then detour up to the Kansas City area to see my dad. Hope to be there on the evening of the 24th. Then we'll fly out from KC on the 27th


Some destinations that i'll certainly be doing.. Meteor Crater.. Oatman and Seligman and alot of the small towns. Winslow, AZ. Plan to visit the soda place in Tulsa and the blue whale and that steakhouse in Amarillo that has the 72 ounce steak challenge.


Also plan to detour off 66 down to Roswell and check it out.


And, of course, we're going to be stopping many, many places along the way.. Just looking for things to see that you might bypass. And.. I've been to the Scamwalk out on the Grand Canyon, so, no interest to go back to that.
Ruidoso is a nice town on the Mescalero Apache Reservation with horse racing and a nice CASINO. It is about an hour before Roswell on 70. There isn’t a lot in Roswell.
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Old 04-06-2021, 12:24 PM
 
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Ruidoso is a nice town on the Mescalero Apache Reservation with horse racing and a nice CASINO. It is about an hour before Roswell on 70. There isn’t a lot in Roswell.

He's 19. Maybe in a couple of years..


Technically.. I took him to Prairie Meadows outside of Des Moines 10 years ago and I made the bets and he got to keep the winnings.

Perhaps not the best of lessons to teach.. But.. He had fun..
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Old 04-06-2021, 03:11 PM
 
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always thought it would be a fun thing to do :



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqhQSfFtOVE
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Old 04-06-2021, 04:12 PM
 
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Cool!! Thanks Nancy!!
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:05 PM
 
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Nice hotel with a pool for skinnydipping

https://www.iamnotastalker.com/2013/...oons-vacation/
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