June 16, 2004

Day 6 of 16
 
We started this day at Bedrock, home of Fred, Barney, Wilma, Pebbles, Bam-Bam but no Betty? It was a cute little attraction, but could use some upkeep. I really think they should have made it a miniature golf attraction. Never saw Betty but maybe that was because we rushed through it trying to make it to Williams for a 9:30am Wild West show.
 
We got to Williams about 5 minutes late, so the show was over. Heather did get a few pictures with the cowboys, gun-slingers and got to sit on a horse, so I am sure she was happy. We then took pictures of the Grand Canyon train just about to depart that morning and wondered through the gift shop where we found are most unusual Car Antenna topper yet. It is a Cactus with arms about 9 inches tall with sun glasses, Shamu shirt, and cowboy hat. We then found a cute little Route 66 Diner/Ice Cream/Gift shop and bought a few more antenna toppers.  
 
Our next stop was at Montezuma's Well and Castle. The springs and sink hole at the Well were interesting, like a big bowl. It was also interesting to see where the water left the bowl through a cave and then see the same stream come out again on the outside of the bowl. The castle was amazing, I just wish you could get a little closer to it. It was hot today, amazing how the temperature changed with altitude, we started the day leaving the Grand Canyon at 71 degrees and hit highs of 106 during the day around Phoenix.
 
Gas was the most expensive in Arizona so far on our trip. I noticed the car likes the very low octane (85 or 86) very much as our MPG have consistently been up over the last 3 tanks. I noticed the last fill-up was normal 87 octane so we will see how it does. The highest gas so far was in Phoenix at $213.9.
 
After filling up we headed to the "Cactus with Arms" National Park just north of Phoenix. Our AAA map let us down here, it shows it as a straight shot off the interstate. We drove straight and did see cactus, the road got very bad, we drove through some open range country and ended up next to a landfill when the road ended at some sort of plant after about 15 miles. On our way back we noticed a sign with an arrow coming from the other direction. We turned and after another 15 miles or so came to a real nice National Park that was closed. At least the restrooms weren't locked :) It was a really nice and clean facility. It was a very large facility for being in the middle of nowhere.
 
As we continued on down the road, we passed the movie set of Old Tucson. We arrived at the Wild Rose Inn in Tombstone around 9 pm.

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Bam-Bam and Pebbles aka Mitch and Heather

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Fred and Wilma aka Mitch and Naomi

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Who let Heather get a license??

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Get me out of here!!!

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Looks like she got caught driving without a license

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Early Harley's

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Pebbles, isn't she cute

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Pebbles, Naomi's favorite

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This use to be a slide, but it is all taped off.

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Barney's car

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Looks like Heather is in trouble again  ;)

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Cute store and soda fountain on Route 66, in Williams

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Pink car, need we say more

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Ice Cream license plate, on the pink car, can it get much better?  :)

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Just cute!

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Bought a Pink Ladies jacket here!

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Pink car again, guess who took these pictures :)

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Old and New on Route 66

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Sedona Mountains

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Cliff houses

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Where the water goes back under ground

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Where the water comes back out.

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Pretty flowers

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Slplashing Mitch and Heather, they didn't want to play in the water.

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Man eating lizard, that almost got us.

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Mitch holding onto Heather, who really wanted to climb up to the castle

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Cactus with arms!!!!

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mountain

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Mitch and "Bob", driving

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"Bob"

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Naomi with Cactus with arms

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Can't we take this home, please!!

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This is what the inside of the cactus with arms looks like

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Sunset with cactus with arms

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Angelisa with Cactus with arms

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Mitch, Heather and Angelisa with Cactus with arms

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Naomi, touching the cactus with arms

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close-up of Naomi touching the cactus with arms

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bathroom

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really cute

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Heather and "Bob's" room

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doll in our room

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Our room

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shower curtain

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"Bob"

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bedtime!  Yea!!!!!!

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Mitch

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bathroom, again

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