Holbrook Gateway Inn
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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The Petrified Forest was a surprise! We didn't know what to expect - were there trees standing up as ************e? Actually no, they are pretty much just in pieces all thrown around the landscape but what's amazing is how many of them have crystallized. The different minerals have hardened within the wood, that many pieces still have their bark on them. My mother in law said she read the silica in the ...
... cool museum with movies of how the impact would have looked.
Next we arrived at the petrified forest & painted desert. Amazing to see all these trees petrified into stone boulders. Newspaper Rock was pretty cool too to see the petroglyphs. However, the time of day was not on our side for the painted desert but I did get a few decent ...
... Diner. The food was quite good, I had another Steak and Emma had a really good sized Salad.
Not feeling as though we wanted to sleep yet we found a little bar called Holy Cow. Randomly the bar staff that served us was a Liverpool fan and this being on the day before Aston Villa play Liverpool in the FA Cup Semi Final. We stayed for a few drinks and then headed back.
In the morning we headed for the last town stop in New Mexico, ...
... It was old and dated, and unfortunately she did not have any vacancies, other than one of the not so attractive apartments behind the teepee setting. Next door was the Magnuson Adobe Inn, so we checked in there as they could accommodate us. We unloaded and headed straight to the pool, as it had really heated up through the day and now in Arizona the clocks had gone back an hour again, so we had arrived 4pm instead of 5 as expected. Having checked the ...
... but was once a real town and then several attempts at a tourist trap but it is still a site (believed to be cursed) with a rich history involving Indian battles and local folklore. The remaining structures were very cool. One building in particular read "Mountain Lions" on the front and was once the sites zoo. It held Arizona native creatures like bobcats, mountain lions and various reptiles but the animal pens were composed of chicken wire and wood. I ...