We headed off from LA towards Flagstaff and as we had a little spare time we decided to try and follow, as much as possible, the old Route 66. Unfortunately Californai has done very little to maintain the historical integrity of Rout 66, but opnce across the state lines into Arizona, it was a different story.
Arizona have obviously soent a lot more money towards keeping the history intact as it is still, for some, a great tourist journey. High up in the hill we cam across this littel town called Oatman.What an incredible little town. Oatman is just as it was 150 years ago. Timber sidewalks, western shop fronts etc.
We decided to take the old route 66 in as many sections as possible, and boy are we glad we did. The scenery was absolutely amazing, and then we came around a bend by an old gold mine and came across Oatman.
It just blew our minds when we saw it, not to mention the mule that blocked the road out of town and wanted to meet us by sticking his head in the car window. Check all the picks in the Route 66 album.