Days Inn - Holbrook - Gateway To Petrified Forest
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... of the muddy puddles we already forged across. So naturally we decide to push and rock this giant dead tree which was still somewhat connected to the stump and after much branch breaking and pushing, we move this monster to the side allowing a clear path for us to continue on our awful bumpy and wet journey through the forest with only a few cut up hands.
Finally we reached a real paved road and headed east to Canyon Diablo and 2 Guns which is in ...
... leaving Albuquerque the satnav said "turn right in 223 miles, we tuned the radio into some country music, settled into the two lane blacktop and shuttled off west.
As we crossed the western side of the New Mexican rift valley near Grants lava was clearly visible by the either side of the interstate. The lave flows came from small volcanoes 20-30 miles southwest of the highway, in the El Malpais National Monument. The youngest flow is less than 1000 years old, and may ...
"Breaker! Breaker! Someone call a Smokey. We got a six-foot road
alligator in the number two of the northbound double-nickle just south
of the I-5! That sucker'll kill a two wheeler!"
Courtesy of Green Bear, Urban Dictionary
While we were keen to see plenty of local wildlife on this trip, we had a list of things we didn't want to see (well Chelle did anyway). Number 1: snakes of any kind. Not a long list, I'll grant you, but a list ...
... of the canyon, then decided to take the "Red Shuttle" tour (free). We could ride the blue shuttle to get there, or drive over to the transfer point and hope to get parking. We drove, and found parking (it was getting scarce; there's not much parking in that particular area).
The Red Shuttle takes you on a (closed to private vehicles) road that runs along the rim west of ...
After our early morning balloon ride we checked out of our Albuquerque hotel around noon with my parents and we started our caravan towards Arizona and the Grand Canyon.
Along the way we made a stop at the Petrified Forest National Park along I-40 in Arizona. It's location made for a convenient stop on our journey. The scenic 28 mile drive took us nearly hour to ...