Tuesday Tidbits #226 Road Trip!

Do you love Road Trips? Do you ever leave the main road and go off the beaten path? When I was a kid, the interstates around us were not built yet, so we traveled on the two-lane highways that went through America’s small towns. Every town seemed to have its own unique qualities. But for me, I always looked forward to when we stopped to stretch our legs at a roadside ice cream stand.

Nowadays a Road Trip for us means we have a destination in mind, but most likely, we will make pit stops along the way or modify the route. Maybe even a stop to get an ice cream sundae or cone.

When was the last time you went to a roadside ice cream stand?

Being retired makes it easy for us to pack a bag and head out on any given day. We did precisely that this past week. We had a destination in mind, and of course, we made sure to enjoy the pit stops as well.

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

A mural in Seligman, AZ.
I enjoyed how the reflection through the car window made some bokeh lighting.

Our country, the USA, is beautiful from sea to sea, and to see it, we need to travel on the back roads. Our Road Trip was a quick getaway to Laughlin, Nevada. It’s about 4 hours out to the border of Arizona. The Colorado River separates Laughlin, Nevada, from Bullhead City, Arizona. While driving across AZ, I found it fascinating how quickly the terrain changed in those few hours. From straight highways to winding roads that climbed hills and passed through valleys, all the while, the vegetation, and geology were changing as well.

We went from saguaro-covered mountains to rolling hills with flowers to areas covered in yucca plants, then to rocky hills with no vegetation.

We love our saguaros!

Road trips take us through small towns with unique places! US Highway 66 gives you just that. It is one of the original highways from 1926. Traveling this highway provides you with all the nostalgic feels from times gone by, perhaps a simpler time. We have traveled this highway often in several different places in AZ and other states.

We came upon the small town of Seligman, AZ. It was quite eccentric!

This town of Seligman, Arizona, on Rte. 66 was such a fun town.
A town filled with quirky souvenir gift shops.

So much to take in! Notice the tail of an airplane on top of the store.
We did not stop but it sure looked interesting!

“Get your kicks on Rte 66!”

~Bobby Troup

Our Destination Laughlin, Nevada

This resort town has a few casinos along the Colorado River. Its riverwalk is quite beautiful, and it ties all the casinos together. We are not big gamblers, and we don’t care for crowds, so Las Vegas is not our cup of tea. Laughlin is much smaller, with hardly any crowds during the week, and the Riverwalk is stunning. Don’t let the cement and tall buildings in the above picture deter you.

This path surrounded by flowers leads you to the Riverwalk.
The Cowboy leads the way! Do you see him?

The Riverwalk

There are many stops along the Riverwalk where you can enjoy the cool breezes and the flowing water.

We were amazed at how clear and blue the water was!

Flower therapy and palm trees, you’re welcome.
For those of you who want some Water Fun, there are plenty of Rentals.

The Golden Nugget

The inside is quite lovely as well. We stayed at the Golden Nugget Casino.

Waterfalls at the Golden Nugget.

We enjoy looking out the window as God’s Beauty passes us by. However, like most adventures, it’s always nice to arrive safely at home.

Do you have any Road Trips planned?

“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.