Photos from Laws, California, near Bishop — those snowy things are the Sierras. That’s where we started Wednesday morning. We checked out the railroad museum in Laws, Laws being a hamlet of about 15 houses a few miles down the road from Bishop.
In the desert where Laws sits, I tried to get my painter’s eye around the desert while Jer had his camera to do the work.
We then drove not all that far to Barstow, a town about which I know almost nothing except that the Best Western is near a traffic island (unapproachable on foot) and a train that reminds me, almost pleasantly, of my youth along the Pennsy railroad.
Seligman~ Route 66 Town
|Seligman, Arizona is a Route 66 town all the way. This delightful town retains all the flavor of the old road. A trip down Route 66 in Seligman is a trip back in time to the days when Route 66 was the Main Street of America. Founded in 1895 after the completion of the “Peavine” Railroad (see Ash Fork) the railroad camp known as Prescott Junction officially became Seligman and was an important railroad stop along the line. Seligman embraced Route 66 wholeheartedly upon its arrival in the late 1920’s. The railroad and tourist traffic from Route 66 became Seligman’s main source of economic security. In the late 1970′s Seligman was bypassed by the Interstate and the Santa Fe Railroad ceased its operations in the town in 1985. Many old towns with similar histories would have faded away once they were bypassed, but not Seligman.
CHECK OUT THIS FASINATING ARTICLE ABOUT SELIGMAN
The Roadkill Cafe
Roadkill Café “You Kill It, We Grill It Open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 502 W. Hwy. 66 Seligman, AZ 86337 (928) 422-3554
Deer Delectables, Bad-Brake Steak, Fender Tenders, Caddie Grilled Patty
As you can probably tell from the name the Roadkill Café is a dining adventure.
The Roadkill is famous for its charbroiled burgers. What can we say, it’s well known that our burgers, steaks and ribs are the best to be found along Route 66.
But, seriously, our menu caters to those looking for a hearty meal to a light salad from our “all you can eat” salad bar.
We are proud to feature something for everyone.
Where else can you have as much fun ordering your meal as you can eating it?
Splatter Platter – Swirl of Squirrel – Big Bagged Stag – Highway Hash
Offering Daily Specials!