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

June 4, 2020

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Temperature 101 Degrees

A Not Very Exciting, Very Normal, Really Hot Day In Kingman

Today and the days ahead we don’t have a whole lot planned.  Such a shame since these are going to be the coolest days of this month.  Its not until Monday that we will be out and about again.  We’re planning on a multi-town road trip on one of the longest still intact sections of Route 66.  It ought to be a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to it.

When we first arrived here we thought that there were no mountains around us.  How wrong we were.  We were just in such a position that they weren’t visible.  But we found them.  And here they are.

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I never tire of looking at them.  I always find them so beautiful and so majestic.  I often wonder how can I get to the top of some of them.  What a view one would have from way up there.  I can tell you this, growing up in New Jersey I never saw mountains like this.

Triva time regarding the city of Kingman.

The city of Kingman was named for Lewis Kingman, who surveyed along the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad’s right-of-way between Needles, Calif., and Albuquerque, N.M. Lewis Kingman supervised the building of the railroad from Winslow, Ariz. to Beale’s Springs, which is near the present location of the town of Kingman.

Located in a natural basin, surrounded by basaltic hills it is ironic that Kingman was not established as a mining town but as a railroad town.

What is the elevation of Kingman? 3,333 feet. 

Ok, you’re right I’m reaching for stuff to write.  So we’ll call it at this point in time.

Our day has come to an end on The Road of Retirement.  The temperature is finally coming down into the low 90’s now that the sun has gone down.  Time to go play some Mexican Train. 

Then there was this.  1968, four months after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the country was reeling from months of  race riots.  Over against those nightly images there was this, a picture that never grows old.

Will you be my neighbor.  

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Thanks for joining us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch 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!

 

 

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