One of the fun things about belonging to a club is doing things together. We
try to have a poker run or other type of outing every month with the exception
of October, when we are busy planning and hosting our Run to the Sun car show.
Below are the details about one of our poker runs to Peach Springs, AZ. See
our club activities page to read about some of our other activities.
June 16, 2001
Destination: Peach Springs, AZ
a clear Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, we met at the "North Orange Ball"
and drew the first card for our poker hands. There were 11 cars and 22 people
playing from one to three hands each. Our group included members of the Havasu
Classics and the Over The Hill Gang car clubs. Our hosts for this run were Jack
and Ethel Carpenter and Ethel had made everyone a delicious treat to eat on the
first leg of our adventure.
After getting everyone loaded up, we proceeded north on Highway 95 to
eastbound I-40 and made our first pit stop at the rest area where our second
cards were drawn.
into our cars and onto I-40 heading for Kingman, we exited at the Historic Route
66 turnoff on the way to our next stop at the "Power House" in
Kingman. This facility has been converted into a tourist stop with some small
vendors and a nice snack bar where you can order a sandwich and drink. The Power
House is also the home of the Route 66 Museum, located on the second floor.
After a cool drink and some ice cream cones, our third cards were drawn and it
was time to hit the "Mother Road" again.
Next stop on Route 66 was in Hackberry, AZ at the old General Store. Lots of
interesting stuff inside and out and home of the most photographed restroom in
Arizona. The fourth card was drawn for our hands and after a lot of poking
around the Route 66 souvenirs and interesting items on display inside the store,
and looking at the old cars and interesting items outside, it was time for our
fearless leaders to lead us to the final stop. One little problem, our fearless
leader male forgot to turn off his headlights and had to get a jump start to get
going again, and he blamed it on our fearless leader female for not reminding
him to turn the lights off.
foursome drove the whole way with the top down and it was getting a little on
the warm side at noontime, even at the higher elevation. As we approached our
final destination at Peach Springs, we were all getting a little hungry and
thirsty. The lodge on the Hualapai Indian Reservation was our lunch stop. The
fifth cards were drawn and prizes were distributed to the winners. The lucky
first place winner, Don King, will determine when and where the next poker run
will be. He should be getting good at it because this will be his second
After lunch, some of the cruisers headed back for Lake Havasu
City while others continued east on Route 66 to the Grand Canyon Caverns, a
famous old Route 66 tourist trap, between Peach Springs and Seligman, AZ. There
they went underground to enjoy some cool weather and to hike and view the
When the cavern tour was over, and the tour participants were
done catching their breaths from the hike, the group headed for Seligman and the
famous Snow Cap Drive-in for an ice cream cone, and they got the full treatment.
If you have never been, it's worth the trip and it's right off Interstate 40 in
downtown Seligman, Arizona. The return trip was a leisurely cruise back on Route
66 for one more look at things from the other direction and the people who
weren't eating ice cream all day stopped for dinner in Kingman. It was a
wonderful day and we are already looking forward to our next poker run.
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