Another neon sign I found on my last trip to Arizona, made quite a bit earlier in the evening, and a better illustration about the “blue light special” than the previous post.
Everyone knows about Rte 66, but not Hwy 89. It is great fun to talk with the people I meet about all the reasons that 89 is the greatest western road trip imaginable. I’ll do the list another time – today’s interesting fact is that the two highways actually merged together in Arizona for about 50 miles, from Ashfork to Flagstaff.
We are in Livingston, Montana, in a cafe called the Coffee Crossing on Park Street. R has rated the latte a 9 on the R scale, 1-10 (only one latte has ever “gone to eleven”). Very comfortable spot, with wi-fi. We have done our half dozen errands, from finding a notary for some last minute SLC paperwork to visiting the flyfishing museum. Next we head off into the Gallatin National Forest to the north, brand new territory. And when I reach Great Falls, I will have traveled every last mile of US89, a milestone I am greatly looking forward to.