Home Is Where We Park It: Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, Arizona
June 20, 2020
Temperature 84 Degrees
Route 66 in Williams Today
Just a few more days and we’ll be back on the road again. Honestly, we’ve got mixed emotions. Oh, not because we’re overly attached to this park instead it’s because we’re going from relatively comfortable days and nights back to day time temperatures in the 100’s. Ouch.
Time to get a glimpse of Route 66 in The Town of Williams today.
This is the first thing you notice no matter what end of town you enter from.
The arches are constructed utilizing four 100-year old Santa Fe Railway cantilever signal structures that BNSF donated to the museum. These structures held signal lights that regulated train movements in Arizona and New Mexico.
This is Route 66 in Williams today. It has more of a modern feel to it than other towns we’ve been to on Route 66. Indeed, Williams is alive and well today and thrives year round on tourism.
A re-purposed gas station. Today it is a pizza shop.
There are a few – but not many – wall murals along the way.
Carved wooden statues outside the general store.
I hope the drinks are not to go!
Metal art outside a store being rebuilt.
How about that, an old box car being used today as a foot bridge.
That is about it. Not much to see. Truthfully, the draw here in Williams is not Route 66 but rather the train ride to the Grand Canyon. Day after day we’ve watched rigs roll into the park late in the afternoon, their occupants are off to the train the next day, and then the third day they are gone again. Which is exactly what we will be doing next year when we return.
Today we worked again on our route for 2021. Unfortunately, I’ve waited way too long to book state and private parks and now we’re having a hard time finding places to stay. We’ll keep working on it.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. The last few days we’ve been getting a preview of the hot days to come. The temperature is slowing creeping up close to the 90’s each day. Moreover, it no longer drops as much at night. We’ve been through it before so it is no big deal.
Thanks for joining us again today. We always appreciate having you with us and we especially enjoy 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!