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#1 roadhound

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:18 PM

Unfortunately for me there were no teepees available when I passed through but it is on the list for next time.

http://www.rwphotos.com/blog/?p=904

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:21 PM

Stayed at the Holbrook Wigwam January 1/2, 1993. Even with the space heater cranked up, it was COLD!! Icy wind blew all night and all the next day while at Petrified Forest National Park. Felt colder then than I did in Barrow, Alaska, a couple of years ago!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

I've stayed in all three and all three are quite different. Though it isn't often mentioned, the one in Kentucky is on the Dixie Highway.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:06 PM

Stayed at the Holbrook Wigwam January 1/2, 1993. Even with the space heater cranked up, it was COLD!! Icy wind blew all night and all the next day while at Petrified Forest National Park. Felt colder then than I did in Barrow, Alaska, a couple of years ago!


Note to self: Bring arctic gear when spending New Years in Holbrook Arizona.

Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

Unfortunately for me there were no teepees available when I passed through but it is on the list for next time.

http://www.rwphotos.com/blog/?p=904

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On our most recent trip just completed a couple of weeks ago we stayed in all three. Cave City, KY on May 30th, June 8th in Holbrook, AZ (first time there) and June 10th in Rialto/San Bernardino, CA. They are all fun in their own way, but I can also confirm that a wigwam in Kentucky in February is mighty cold as well!

My trip blog, if you're interested is http://mecurtis.blogspot.com

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:07 PM

I noted your radiator problems via the Route 66 Yahoo group but didn't realize that BlueRidgeMike was one half of Mike & Sharon. Didn't realize there was a blog, either. Guess I wasn't paying sufficient attention. I just now scrolled through it and can see you had a good time. Having a new Texas radiator for a souvenir is pretty cool but I think I'll stick to key chains.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:15 AM

Hi Denny,

I forget that I go by a different screen name here and that I know both you and Cort from both places. The radiator was the most expensive souvenir I ever bought, especially when you add in 8 days of renting a car, but all turned out well. :) The biggest disappointment was that we had to abort our return trip along US-80 though we were able to capture a chunk of the Lee Highway. Another real high point was getting to stay in the newly restored Boots Motel in Carthage, MO. It's a must for anyone passing through there. I also got some great shots of an old abandoned section of the Jefferson Highway in Carthage that used to be North Main Street.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

Mike,

I enjoyed the blog and the photos! You hit just about every highlight on 66 and then some. What i didn't see was shots of the Ford, like in front of places you stop.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

Thanks Dave. There were several shots of the Ford, but they were all east of Amarillo. I think there are some in front of the Boots Motel, the Wagon Wheel Motel, and right under the Route 66 "Begin" sign at Adams & Michigan in downtown Chicago. I had planned to get pictures at the two 66 wigwams in Holbrook and Rialto, plus I especially wanted to get one under the Blue Swallow Motel sign in Tucumcari and in front of the Santa Monica Pier. Oh well, maybe another time or another car.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

Mike,

Now i see it! Red and cream. A sweet ride....Thanks!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:01 PM

I noted your radiator problems via the Route 66 Yahoo group but didn't realize that BlueRidgeMike was one half of Mike & Sharon.


I forget that I go by a different screen name here and that I know both you and Cort from both places


*face palm*

Somehow ... I missed that, too, Denny. Mike ... sorry I didn't make the connection between "BlueRidgeMike" and "Mike & Sharon". My goodness ... can't believe I missed that.


As to the Wigwam ... during my September 2009 Route 66 trip, I slept in BOTH Wigwams in AZ and CA! I took a BUNCH of pictures at both places, too.




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Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:46 AM

Hi Cort,

You'll have to stay in the Wigwam Village #2 in Cave City to finish the trifecta. I think I'd skip the winter months though, unless you have a warm set of pajamas. :D

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:50 PM

Hey Mike,

LOL! I do have a warm set of pajamas ... and some flannel sheets, too. Still ... I'd rather visit in the spring, summer, or fall months.... Maybe someday I'll get to that Wigwam Village!




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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:57 AM

I hope so, but more importantly, I hope you get to feeling better very soon!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

*nods*

Thank you, Mike ... much appreciated. I'm feeling OK ... just a little anxious to see the Xray (to be done Saturday AM) results next week.....


As for the village in KY, sad thing is ... I've driven by there on I-65 a few times back'n'forth to Nashville TN. Aye.




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