One manifestation of this is the transformation of the former Holiday Inn into the Ramada, a facility that also includes the Canyon 66 restaurant and lounge. The owners are continuing to develop the property and plans call for electric vehicle charging stations, a play ground for children, and a dog park.
|Chillin’ on Beale|
Even more exciting are their ongoing plans to assist in the development of, and centralize area tours from the hotel with the goal of making Kingman a destination rather than just a stop. With miles of scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, ghost towns, museums, Route 66, Grand Canyon West Resort in the immediate area, and events such as Chillin’ on Beale on the third Saturday evening of the month, this is long overdue.
Meanwhile, we are counting down the days to the big event in Holbrook (the weekend of June 13). In addition to the Route 66 festival itself, there are plans afoot for another Sean and Karen Evans led adventure.
Then there are pending visits. After years of correspondence we will finally be meeting with Adele Mossetter, and her husband Robert, from the land down under, and Sylvia and Bernhard Hohn from Germany.
Visiting with pen pals, friends, and enthusiasts traveling Route 66 is always the highlight of our summer season. The enthusiasm and excitement they have for the adventure is quite infectious.
This year promises to be even more exciting as we move closer toward the long envisioned dream of providing assistance to those planning trips, and developing customized tours in the local area as well as along Route 66 and in the southwest. Toward that end we will have an office with reception area at Dunton Motors Dream Machines next to Mr. D’z.
|Author Jim Hinckley with a tour from the Czech
Republic led by Zdnek Jurasek. Courtesy Judy
For details about these ventures or for inquiries drop me a note. You may also give me a call at (928)897-7766.
Meanwhile, here is to grand adventures and living the dream.
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