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|Day 12 Thurs 4/17 Gallup - Holbrook|
|Written by Judy|
|Monday, 21 April 2008 08:28|
Today we went from Gallop New Mexico to Holbrook Arizona, a total of 100 miles.
The weather is still cold and windy but at least it's sunny. In that 100 miles we
spent hours driving and walking through the Petrified Forest National Park
which includes both the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest.
It was so beautiful the pictures I took don't do it justice. The drive through
takes us across an abondoned section of old Route 66. The telephone
poles are still standing. I can't imagine being one of the early settlers to have
traveled this stretch of road. It get's unbearably hot here during the summer
months. We checked into the Wigwam Motel, built in 1950 and still owned
by the same family. The TeePee's really are very nice, more roomy than you
would think. The walls are angled so if you're tall you'll have to sort of bend
backwards to take a shower. They have both heat (which we used) and
air conditioning. Well, we're leaving at 6:00 in the morning to catch the
train to the Grand Canyon. Until next time, hope your day is warm and sunny.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 21 April 2008 09:02 )|