Our Route 66 Honeymoon

May 14-19, 2007
Todd and I took a roadtrip honeymoon along Route 66 to Northern
Arizona.  On the first day we drove to Williams, AZ, driving on a
few stretches of Historic Route 66.  We stayed two nights at
Legacies Bed & Breakfast which turned out to be a very nice place
to stay.  On Tuesday we visited the Grand Canyon.  We just did the
tourist thing, going to the visitor center and then taking the shuttle
bus out to Hermit's Rest where we had a picnic lunch.  We took the
shuttle bus back and had dinner that evening on the rim of the
canyon at the historic El Tovar Restaurant.  Our dinner was
wonderful, I had the best steak I'd ever had!  After dinner we
watched the sun set then drove back to Williams.
The Grand Canyon
On Thursday we went to Walnut Canyon National Monument then
made our way down to Sedona.  In Sedona we had a tandem
massage for two at Sedona's New Day Spa which was heavenly.  It
was my first massage and probably won't be my last!  We toured
the shops in downtown Sedona which is very quaint and then
explored the Sedona area until sundown.  I've always heard that
Sedona is one of the most beautiful places in the west and I agree
wholeheartedly!
On Friday we headed back west.  At Seligman we got on Route 66
and stayed on it until we got into Laughlin, NV.  I greatly enjoyed
this highway, it's much more interesting than just staying on I-40.  
We especially liked Oatman, Arizona, and had a great time with the
wild burros that roam the town.
Friday night we stayed at the Colorado Belle Hotel in Laughlin.  
It's the famous motel shaped like a riverboat and, yes, it's right
alongside the Colorado River.  We gambled a little, ate dinner,
went swimming, and had a nice evening.

On Saturday we ate breakfast at a funny little diner then drove
the rest of the way home.   It wasn't too long of a honeymoon but
it was a lot of fun :)
On Wednesday we drove to Sunset Crater and Wupatki National
Monuments.  We hiked a few of the trails here then made our way
back towards Flagstaff.  We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast here,
too, for two nights.  It was the Inn at 410 and this place was
beautiful!  We stayed in the Monet's Garden Suite which was in a
separate cottage off of the garden.  We had a huge walk-in
shower, an in-room hot tub for two, and a very comfy king-size
bed :)
Historic Route 66
Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments
Walnut Canyon National Monument and Sedona
Oatman, AZ and Laughlin, NV