Kingman, Arizona

Every year, my family spends Christmas away from home. This year, my family traveled to Kingman, Arizona – a historic city located right in the heart of Route 66. If you didn’t know, Route 66 is known as the Main Street of America as it was one of the original highways in the US Highway System. Route 66 begins in Santa Monica, California on the west and reaches Chicago, Illinois.

My family has only driven through Arizona once when we traveled to Utah so it was pretty exciting to finally stop by here and enjoy the sights. Even better, we had family from Canada who were town and joined us on this trip! We arrived at one in the morning and went straight for bed. On our first day, we went to an alpaca farm and got to pet these adorable animals.

After our little tour at the alpaca farm, we had debated on driving straight to the Grand Canyon but decided to do it another day; instead, we enjoyed some of the little shops along Route 66. Our first stop was the Route 66 Museum. I bought some postcards for my collection and Postcrossing (I ended up buying over 30 postcards because they were so cheap!!) and got to learn about the history of the highway.

After exploring the museum and taking pictures, we grabbed a very late lunch at Floyd & Co. Real Pit BBQ and Wood Fired Pizza. It served as a double restaurant, barbecue on one side and pizza on the either. While my dad and uncle were at the brewery nearby, the rest of us decided to have some pizza. When they returned, we walked over to the other side of the restaurant where they ordered some BBQ sandwiches. Their food was really good! I encourage my family to eat locally when we travel so we really get to enjoy tastes that aren’t in California!


  • Annie
    February 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Wow, sounds like a really fun trip! It’s always nice when you have other family joining you. That picture of you with the alpaca is so cute!! Eating locally is always what I try get my family to do when we’re on holiday as well. It’s good to experience foods that you can’t always get back home.

  • Simone
    February 17, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    It’s always nice to get some family time. I haven’t done the Route 66 tour yet, it looks very amazing! It’s definitely on my list now.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Anaïs
    February 17, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Omg, I love that picture with the alpaca!!! so cute Xx

  • Deborah Kos
    February 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    I love historic cities. I wasn’t aware that there was one in Kingman Arizona. I love sightseeing when we go on trips.

    I have never been to an alpaca farm but I would like to see an alpaca up close.

  • Nancy
    February 17, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    I love that your family has a bonding tradition every year! It is cool that route 66 reaches from Santa Monica to Chicago! Fun facts!! You and the alpaca are so cute! hehe, it’s great that you got to spend some time out. Good lord, it was COLD out there!! Glad you and the fam bam enjoyed your time in Kingman!! I LOVE your family dynamic!!

    Nancy ♥

  • Soph
    February 17, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Oh my goodness it looks like you had such a fun trip! Driving route 66 has always been on my bucket list as I’d love to see more of America. I love that your family go away for the holidays too- we’ve done Florida for a couple of Christmases and they’ve been the best festive memories by far!

    Soph – x

  • Life Travel Soul
    February 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Aww……that alpaca is sooo cute! Love the photo! I’ve been around Arizona and Utah before, but I haven’t stopped by the Route 66 Museum. That’s one place I need to check out next time. BBQ and wood-fired pizza sound really good. Glad you had a great time with the fam!

  • Sophie Wentworth
    February 17, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    This sounds like a fun trip! I’ve never had Christmas away from home so I think that would feel a little strange for me x


  • Alice
    February 18, 2019 at 1:46 AM

    A bbq and pizza place sounds like a dream! And alpacas are so damn cute, I wish I could pet one they’re such funny animals. I would absolutely love to visit the Grand Canyon one day, it looks bloody incredible!
    Alice Xx

  • Bexa
    February 18, 2019 at 3:46 AM

    This sounds like such a fun place to explore! He he, that is such an awesome photo with the alpaca, you both look so happy! 🙂 I always enjoy picking up a few postcards every time I visit a new place, I’m impressed that you picked up over 30! Fab post Eena, really enjoy reading about your adventures! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    February 18, 2019 at 4:54 AM

    This looks like a fun trip! What a cool way to spend Christmas with family.

  • Kristin Harris
    February 18, 2019 at 7:25 AM

    This seems like such a neat way to spend the holiday season and a really lovely place to visit!

  • Andrew Comte
    February 18, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Route 66 and BBQ sandwiches just belong together! I’ve seen a few stops along Route 66 and enjoyed each. I haven’t made it out to Arizona yet, but your pictures look amazing.

  • R Petersen
    February 18, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Nice post! Like the pictures! When I visited Arizona, the landscape was far more diverse than I had assumed. Thanks for sharing.

  • Christine Kong
    February 18, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    What a fun adventure! I love that you guys got to see the alpaca too! I’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with one. And such a cute pic with the train. Looks like you made some amazing memories.

    Christine |

  • Amber
    February 18, 2019 at 10:26 AM

    You had me at alpaca farm! It looks amazing and I’m glad you had so much fun!!!

    Amber x |

  • Alexx
    February 18, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    What an awesome holiday tradition! These photos really capture your destination!

    💗 Alexx | Aesthetics by Alexx

  • Baby Boomer Super Saver
    February 18, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Great photos, looks like you had a wonderful time! One of my dreams is to take a road trip from one end of Route 66 to the other! The Route 66 Museum sounds like a good place to stop for some relevant history & postcards, thanks for mentioning that (my daughter has a postcard collection, too).

  • Sharrisse
    February 18, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    You and your family looked like you had a blast! It’s funny, but I never considered going to Arizona until I read this. Thank you for sharing!

  • Payton
    February 18, 2019 at 7:31 PM

    I collect postcards too! Kingman looks so cute and quaint. Seems like you had a lot of fun! (:

  • Jessica
    February 18, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Looks like such a fun trip!! Your photos are super exciting!! ❤️ Great share !!

  • Elen Mai
    February 19, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    I’m SO jealous – Route 66 is one of the big ones on my travel bucket list. It looks like you all had the best time! x
    El | Welsh Wanderer

  • Savannah
    February 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    This is so perfect! I have only been to Arizona once when I was little, and I’m about to travel there with my husband in a few weeks; I’m def thinking that a selfie with an alpaca is in order. Hahaha I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Mercy
    February 19, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Sounds like a fun family trip, good on you to make it a tradition. And nice to know more about Route 66, I hope I can travel through it one day.


  • Maria
    February 19, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Seems like so much fun! I haven’t done the route 66 but I definitely plan to.

    xo, Maria

  • Aditi oberoi malhotra
    February 19, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Very nice pictures. Loved the place.
    Adi xx |

  • Jade
    February 19, 2019 at 11:44 PM

    Omg your blog is stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing this post


  • Jessica
    February 20, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Such a fun trip! Loving your photos dear!
    Jessica |

  • Chynna
    February 22, 2019 at 3:09 AM

    I would love to do Route 66, one day! I’d have to pass my driving test first, I guess 😂 Omg, I don’t know anyone that does Postcrossing – I think you’re the first blogger I’ve come across that does Postcrossing. I used to do it a lot a few years back 🙂

    Also, I would love to visit an alpaca farm! Cute photos 🙂

  • Mica
    February 22, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    What fun pictures! Looks like such a good place to visit, you had a great time there 🙂

    Hope that your weekend is off to a great start! The cyclone that may have impacted us has moved further offshore which is good news, but we will still have a quiet weekend in case it comes back!


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