Route 66

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I couldn’t have imagined a more romantic setting, for our honeymoon, than the Grand Canyon with its breathtaking views.

In spite of the cold winter winds and the ominous clouds which followed us, we threw the top back on the rented, 1991 white Mustang, and drove the historic Route 66.

The vast open range, Havasupai Indian Reservation, with its free ranging cows, and the hills of Sedona left me speechless with delight.

The caverns took us back in time, Hopi House gave us a piece of pottery history, and our companion clouds a Canyon blizzard.

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28 thoughts on “Route 66

    • Yep, that is a much younger me on the car. How times fly. Thank you for the kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed it and thrilled you stopped by the Cow Pasture. Please visit again. I look forward to future feedback and conversation.


    • I’m si glad you enjoyed it. Those sights are probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. The Canyon makes one feel so insignificant compared to its greatest. Thanks for stopping by the Cow Pasture. I hope you will visit again. I look forward to more conversation.


  1. This is my first trip to the Cow Pasture, so please be gentle and don’t let me step in any patties. I enjoyed the sightseeing and the road trip. I have traveled parts of Route 66, but not that far west. Looks like you had a great time in the convertible.


    • Thank you so much for your kind comments.I’m glad you enjoyed the tour and thrilled you found your way to the Cow Pasture and have no fear, I steer you clear of any wayward patties. 🙂 I hope you will continue to visit as I love the feedback and conversation.


  2. There a lot of fine memories recalled here and a reminder of how vast this country is. There is so much to see. Did you do this trip recently? I know they try to preserve historical sites. I hope there are still some to see.


    • It was my most memorable trip, 22 years ago. The beauty of the Canyon was breathtaking. I believe this treasured has been well preserved and should you ever get the chance to see it- go! Thank you do much for visiting the Cow Pasture. I look forward to hearing from you more.

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  3. Thanks for the memories. Hubby and I had an anniversary weekend at the Canyon. Sedona is one of the more beautiful places on the planet, I agree. critique: The non-parallelism of the three clauses in your last sentence confuses me. Are you using “clouds” as a noun or verb? Also, “Mustang” needs a capital.


    • Thanks so much for your feedback. It’s amazing as many times as I read something I’ve written,that I can still miss a few things. Clouds is a noun. I was referring back to “the ominous clouds that followed us.” Sorry if that was clear, but again appreciate the feedback. I’m glad you stopped by the Cow Pasture and I look forward to having more discussions in the future.


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