While the COVID-19 pandemic makes travel difficult and Alaskans are still enduring below-freezing temps, it’s a good time to daydream of warmer climes. I’ve found myself reminiscing about past trips and planning future ones. It’s a good coping skill, I suppose. In case it helps you to consider these things, too, I’ll share a few photos from my last big trip.
In 2019, my husband and I traveled from Kansas to California (including part of old Route 66), toured a bit of California, then drove back the same way. The temperatures were warm and we enjoyed finding places of kitschy American culture and history along the way. Here are a few examples:
In Seligman, Arizona, the Historic Route 66 Motel hosted many notables of the past. We got the room where the 1950s band Bill Haley and His Comets stayed.
Many classic western movies were filmed near Lone Pine, California. John Wayne once stayed at the Dow Hotel.
Harmony, California (population 18) is the home of the Harmony Valley Creamery and several cow sculptures.
Whether you’re planning a trip or just enjoying memories, travel is always good to think about. Happy trails!