June 21, 2002: Our Honeymoon on Route 66 (Day 8)
Williams, Arizona to Adrian, Texas
We enjoyed a great stay at the El Rancho Motel in Williams, Arizona on the eastbound side of Route 66, on the east end of town. We highly recommend this motel. It’s independently owned, friendly service, clean, nicely furnished, and has great amenities – our room had a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker…all at a reasonable price! This is a perfect example of a place which makes you want to support Mom & Pop.
We had breakfast at Goldie’s Route 66 diner and walked around Williams for a bit and visited a few gift shops.
We had to take the Evil I, and continued east. As we neared Holbrook, we had limited visibility due to smoke from the wildfire about 30 – 40 miles south, near Show Low.
We made decent time through New Mexico until Albuquerque, where we hit both rush hour and construction traffic. Unfortunately, taking Route 66 in this area would not have been a viable option, since it’s the very busy Central Avenue through town!
We did turn off in Santa Rosa and take the route there, to grab a quick bite to eat. We finally pulled into Adrian at about 8:30, and were very happy to see the Midpoint Cafe was still open! We had two slices of Joann’s chocolate peanut butter pie, and were able to meet yet another fellow e-group member, Fran, the owner of the Midpoint Cafe. We talked outside for a bit, and when we said good bye, we had planned on continuing to Vega. Instead, we decided to stay next door at the Fabulous 40 Motel, owned by an 85 year old woman.
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