TOUR AMERICA, 2020: KINGMAN, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Fort Beale RV Park, Kingman, Arizona

May 22, 2020

Temperature 91 Degrees

Electric Vehicle Museum at The Powerhouse Visitor Center

Burma Shave

Dustbowl

Today was another day of sightseeing.  We were up early since we had an hours drive ahead of us.

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This was today’s destination but before we cover our travels today we’re going back to The Powerhouse Visitor Center to finish up yesterdays sightseeing.

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This was the second museum we visited yesterday when we went to The Powerhouse.

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As museums go it is not the largest we have visited nor the best.  Nevertheless, it was interesting and did have on exhibit a few notable vehicles.

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The oldest vehicle in the exhibit.

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Still in business today.

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This is the centerpiece, literally,  of the museum.  I would love to take a ride in this.

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From another angle showing just how long, low, and narrow it really its.

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An electric drag bike.  I wonder if this is the future of drag racing?

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An electric hot rod.

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Yup, the first all electric Hot Rod built back in 1995.  I don’t know, no big block Chevy engine? No guttural tones from a custom exhaust system?  No spark plugs to change, nor oil or filter changes.  What’s a guy do to then with his Hot Rod on a Saturday afternoon.

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The fore runner of the golf cart for seniors?

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Miles of Smiles For A Penny.  Now what locker could I fit something like this in?  Maybe if it collapsed.

Another exhibit.

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Really?

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We both agreed this was one of the most haunting exhibits we have visited in our travels to date.  Interesting to note that most who fled west eventually returned back to the Midwest.

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I can’t even image what it must have been like to try and move your whole family to a new home in a vehicle such as this.

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Let me ask you, I agree times are tough right now and the future is uncertain but in light of what happened during the Dust Bowl do we really have it that bad?

The final exhibit we saw.

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Oh yea, I remember these signs.  Do you?

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And it all started as a way to save a failing shaving cream business.

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This brings to an end our tour of the Powerhouse Visitor Center.   It was a fascinating place to visit and we learned a lot while we there.  Hope you did too.  Tomorrow we’ll move on and share with you our travels of today.

Today, on our way back from Lake Havasu City we decided to treat ourselves to a special afternoon supper.

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I had fish and chips and Barbara had roast beef.  Cracker Barrel once again did not disappoint.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Once again one thing we noticed over the course of the last two days is that almost no one is wearing a mask and you can forget keeping six feet apart.  In fact, if you awoke from a four month sleep you would probably not notice a thing different in our society today.  Especially, if you decided not to listen to the evening news.  The perspective it seems of most individuals today is what virus?  Nah, no one is dead.  You mean there is really a pandemic?  We can only imagine what the months ahead will hold for us as a country.  Especially with leaders pushing full speed ahead for an opening of our country and the resumption of church services.  And  leaders stating no way will we close the country if the virus hits again.  Honestly, taken in total it makes both of us extremely nervous.

Food for Though.

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Thanks for joining us today.  Hope you had as wonderful a day as we did.  Always appreciate your comments.  Keep safe.  Wear your mask – if not for yourself then for someone else.  Remember, six feet apart or you could end up six feet under. Wash your hands often.  See you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

 

 

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: KINGMAN, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. We are softies when you think about what people, before us, went through to move west. We just left the military cemetery and the restaurant we passed had many bikers sitting in the parking lot without masks and definitely not 6 feet apart. I’m afraid we’re headed back to square one. Enjoy your time.

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