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Day Two Hundred and Twenty One - Monday 15th April 2013
We left our friends' house in the morning and drove down past Santa Fe to the Tent Rocks National Park on an Indian reservation. The Tent Rocks are strange volcanic rock formations left behind from violent eruptions many thousands of years ago and are so-called because they resemble …
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, takes place each October, when you’ll see hundreds of balloons in the sky at a time. This magical hot air balloon festival is considered to be the most photographed event in the world, drawing a huge international crowd of balloonists and …
... and dust swirling across the road, I imagine Ennio Morricone's theme tune for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly playing in the background. I'm sure you get the picture, but New Mexico is probably the most beautiful state I have been through on this trip so far.
I arrive at the Mauger Estate bed & breakfast in Albuquerque at exactly the right time, when the owner, Tammy, lays on cheese and ...
...miles. Driving down Hwy 89 from St. George in southwest Utah towards Flagstaff, AZ, the trip counter passed the 10,000 miles mark (see the photo), while I was driving in the Kaibab National Forest just north of the north rim of the Grand Canyon (which Rita and I visited back in May). Some more statistics: Rita and I went to a total of 13 states beginning in Illinois ...
... to share these wonderful people, my family, with my daughter. To walk into a room and see my grandpa kneeling down helping Kaitlyn with her shoes, to watch her run and hug her great-grandma. To pass on this relationship I have to her and watch it grow on its own.
If for no other reason, this trip will be worth every exhausting day that we may spend, every mile that we drive, every flat tire and detour, just to have spent this one week with them.
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility