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Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2006.


After a memorable month in San Diego, we set off for Flagstaff, AZ. About four hours into our journey, just North of the Mexico border in the Arizona desert, we came across an intriguing place surrounded by a cluster of palm trees: "Dateland." We decided to pull over and investigate.

Dateland has been a reststop for weary travelers since the 1920s. It’s also home to "The World’s Most Delicious Date Shake" featured at the Dateland Cafe. Not only does the cafe offer Date Shakes, but also Date Oatmeal Squares, Date Nut Bread, Date Muffins, Date Cake, and Date Cream Pie.

Located above the cash register is a mileage chart that tells you exactly how far you have to travel to get to your destination. Flagstaff is 259 miles away. New York is 2647.

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