Published: May 31, 2012

The end of the road with Pipes & Sticks on Route 66

We said our goodbyes to Mike Stuckey and it was off on the drive to Seligman, where we were to spend the night at the Stagecoach Motel. Pizza was on pre- order (John McDonald went on ahead as he hasn’t been well the last couple of days).

Mike was starting to feel the strain of the driving and has been absolutely brilliant with it all, having done almost all the driving. We really appreciate him and we’re all feeling pretty tired with the thin air for the last few days.

We arrive at Stagecoach Motel to a surprise. Each room we have is themed. Stuart gets John Wayne, Jim gets Harley Davidson, and I get Marilyn Monroe . . . result!

After the pizza, it’s a couple of beers and the last four survivors have a game of shuffleboard. Stuart and me against Jim and Stuart from the crew. “The Argyllshire Highlanders” win out . . .

Stuart has been growing a wee bit of a beard as he is to get shaved by Angel in the morning. I’m up for it too, providing he isn’t too shaky. He’s 86 and it’s my birthday tomorrow . . .

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