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... very flat. You have to go 5 miles off of Hwy 40 to get to the meteor crater which you see in the distance. The edges of the crater are completely different color than the rest of the countryside. Basically the meteor turned the sediments upside down when it impacted with the Earth. The meteor itself disintegrated on impact, leaving behind a crater nearly one ...
... to keep bad dreams away.
Then we carried on down the road and pulled into Mesa Verde National Park around 3pm. This arrival time is pretty much unheard of for the Heidmanns on Tour. We tend to show up between 6-8pm and in a mad panic, pitch the tent, cook our dinner and try to get the kids unwound and into bed. We certainly enjoyed the experience of pitching the tent and setting up our base and then having the late afternoon to go for ...
... only a horse for company. And then there were the trains, they did "just keep on comin", sometimes two containers high and with four or five engines to pull the massive load, they were a sight to behold.
We had another small diversion when we pulled into the town of Santa Rosa where we had read about an 80 foot wide, 240 foot deep artisian well filled with crystal clear water at a constant temperature of 61f. Alan had ...
... with the occasional mesa off in the distance. While flat, it is quite high and we cross the continental divide between Gallup and Albuquerque at about 7000 feet.
Breakfast choices were omelet of the day, french toast, traditional eggs, continental, and daily special (egg and cheese sandwich).
We made up time after Gallup and arrived at our Albuquerque service stop 10 minutes early. Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a population of 420,000 and an elevation ...
... Elvis milk shake (Peanut butter & banana of course!) and a big slice of blueberry pie. That's getting your kicks on Route 66!
I mostly chilled out at their house and caught up on sleep and got to watch TV for the first time since I left Cape Town!!
I visited nearby Sante Fe on the Rail Runner train which was really cool as at every stop it made beep beep noises like the Road Runner!!! At Santa Fe I saw Loretta's Chapel, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking