Friday, May 14, 2010

Holbrook, Arizona

Holbrook lays off Interstate 40, about 90 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona.  Its biggest claim to fame seems to be Holbrook's proximity to the Petrified Forest National Park and the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Nations.  The people were friendly and helpful.

Holbrook also boasts a section of the original Route 66 and there are still buildings and businesses there that were probably around in the heyday of Route 66 - the 1940's and 50's.

We stayed at a small, bare-bones RV park called Root 66 RV Park right next to I-40, just a few miles east of Holbrook. This RV park also has several rooms for rent in a long low-slung building that looks like its been around since the 1940's. 
This place is definitely reminiscent of the old Route 66 days when travelers would have stayed here for cheap on their way west, maybe going to California, or on their way east, perhaps to Chicago.

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