Twenty five miles down I-40 we took exit 139 to Seligman, and in doing so began our journey down one of the last remaining stretches of historic Route 66, the "Mother Road" od America.
Seligman is a quirky little town that is cashing in BIG time on Route 66 tourism.
We didn't stop there. but rather just cruised through slowly before pressing on to Peach Springs where we planned to get petrol. That was pretty much a ghost town, with no services. We were able to fill up in Truxton, but apart from the service station, there was nothing much there either.
We took our lunch break at Mr D's Route 66 Diner in Kingman AZ.
This was a mining town, but the ore ran out. The miners then released their donkeys, used to pull carts of ore out of the mines, into the wild, and they bred as furry animals with long ears usually do. Now they wander the main street looking for tourists with carrots or other food, all of which are in plentiful supply.
Every building in Oatman is given over to selling t shirts/handbags/carrots/junk food/beer/all manner of tacky souvenirs. We couldn't resist stopping, wandering around and feeding some of the donkeys.