Route 66 trip - the Williams city.
To get to the Grand Canyon we had to take historical Road 66, which was the first road across America. It goes right through the small town of Williams. The city that keeps American spirit the way it used to be 50 years ago.
Road 66 which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Los Angeles, California, covering a total of 3940 km.
The closest city to the Grand Canyon is the town of Williams which of course we couldn't miss.
This town is all about Route 66 traditions.
Williams is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, west of Flagstaff. Its population was 3,023 at the 2010 census. It lies on the route of Historic Route 66.
There is something for everyone in Williams, Arizona. The town boasts a rich heritage that features the Old West and Route 66 coupled with tourism trends today and the town's heyday years of the '50s and '60s.
Williams is named after William "Old Bill" Williams, a mountain man and trader who often trapped in the area.
It is also the southern terminus of the Grand Canyon Railway, which takes visitors to Grand Canyon Village.
Williams, USA. Feels like I'm back in the '50s.
Now I feel like I'm in America. Real America.
Of course they're not in use now.
Everything is about route 66.
Now this is what I call a road trip car. :)
The main street of the town.
Local restaurant menu.
Very cute and quite city with population only about 3000 people.
Great place for bikers.
Another interesting restaurant.
I'm not sure what is this place. Looks like a gas station only without petrol tanks.
The city is surrounded by a beautiful forest.
Old wagons that used to carry people to the Grand Canyon.
And here is the railway station that even today takes people up about 100km to the Grand Canyon Village which I described in my last post.
This is basically the whole town - just few main roads and the railway station.
Mountains on the horizon.
And here is real American cargo train.
Ford - real American truck.
Quite popular car here.
Still building something.
Canyon club cocktails.
Remember these? :)
Addicted to 66 deals.
I think this is a much better place where to put magnets. Fridges aren't in style anymore or yet. :)
Route 66 everywhere.
Freedom is not free.
Gas price per gallon. Really cheap comparing to European prices.
Didn't know they still exist. Classic.
Wouldn't say that our car fits this place.
I guess it's time to move on. But if you really want to feel real old time American spirit - Williams is the place you must go. And you'll have a chance to see the amazing Grand Canyon as well.comments powered by Disqus