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Written by Judy   
Monday, 21 April 2008 08:28

Hi all

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.

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