Leaving NY

Route 66, A Town Called Nothing, & the Mysterious THING?!!!

We spent the night in Kingman, Arizona (contracting a thankfully brief bout of food poisoning at the local Crack Barrel), then continued along Historic Route 66 the next morning. When people think Road Trip, the first highway that comes to mind is invariably Route 66, and for good reason. Since it was established as a semi-continental route from Chicago to ... Read More »

From Colorado into Utah: Abandoned Cliff Dwellings, Monument Valley, and a Town Named After A Sombrero

Having reached the south-west corner of Colorado, we’d already noticed the landscape change dramatically, from mountains and pines to desert and scrub bush. First stop of the day was something I’d been looking forward to the whole road trip: Mesa Verde National Park. Mesa Verde is home to the incredible Anasazi cliff dwellings, constructed circa 1200 AD (by the time ... Read More »

Dodge City, Deadly Drives, and Penny Arcades: From Kansas to Colorado

We spent the night in Dodge City, Kansas, and ate breakfast at a local donut place, Daylight Donut. Coming from the north-east, where Dunkin’ Donuts has obliterated the concept of mom-and-pop donut shops, I appreciated it when the kid behind the counter said his parents had owned the place since ’78. The donuts were great, though we got funny stares ... Read More »