Monday, December 30, 2019

Day 50, 51 - Oatman and Kingman

Sunday (50) - Wow! Fifty days have passed since returning from my trip to Fairbanks. I can’t believe how quickly the days go by. Almost time to head back north again.

Trying something new with the sous vide. Yellowfin tuna rubbed with salt and sugar and cooked at 120°F for 30 min. This will top a salad. Butter lettuce, small potatoes, kalamata olives, eggs, tomatoes, and broccoli with a rice vinegar-dijon herb dressing. Tuna, potatoes, broccoli, and eggs are all cooked in the sous vide.

Monday (51) - We visited Oatman again for a while as it’s on the way, via a scenic route, to Kingman, AZ. The train museum that Bridget wanted to visit was closed today  but other places were open. We went through most of the shops in Oatman but I only picked up a couple of stickers.

Upstairs of one of the shops was a small motorcycle museum. Maybe a dozen vintage bikes. Mostly HD but a few Indians and a Cleveland. Pretty nice.

“Cool Junk” would be a good way to describe a lot of the stores in Oatman. Most of the stuff was overpriced especially the antique stuff. I remember using a lot of the stuff being passed off as “antique”.

This is the electric vehicle museum in Kingman. There is also a Route 66 museum. The entry fee for these museums plus two others was $3 (senior) for lifetime admission. That’s a pretty good deal.

This Santa Fe steam engine (originally coal but converted to oil in the 1940s) is parked in front of the visitors center. Below is one of the murals and a Studebaker inside of the Route 66 museum. It was a pretty nice museum.

Today’s dinner was wonderful home-made pork tamales from the local Mexican grocery store. Very tasty! But then again, I haven’t had tamales for quite a while. We used to make them around Christmas after friends of my sister showed us how.


  1. Finally some familiar places for me, Richard. I haven been to Santa Fe and also visited the Route 66 museum back in 2001. Can't believe has almost been twenty years ago... Thanks for the memories.

    1. I was pleasantly surprised by the museum in Kingman. Pretty nice...

  2. Looks like I have to add Kingman to my list of destinations!

    Happy New Year to you and Bridget!

    1. The road from Oatman to Kingman would be a great motorcycle road...