When I was asked to follow up Weird Texas by gathering offbeat reconnaissance from the Grand Canyon State, I grabbed the wheel of the first rental car I could find and stepped on the gas. With a sack full of clean T-shirts and aerosol cheese, I zig-zagged my way from city to suburb, to high desert and back again, recording all my peculiar encounters along the way.
I saw dinosaurs, found long-forgotten tombs, met eccentric characters and tip-toed through haunted relics. I uncovered century-old photographs of vigilantes giving a corpse his last drink of whiskey, dug up the history on a cave of death turned into a tourist attraction, and sat at the controls of a Cold War ICBM. And it's all here in this full-color, hardbound roadside travel guide.