Days Inn - Holbrook - Gateway To Petrified Forest
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Days Inn - Holbrook - Gateway To Petrified Forest
Travel Blogs from Holbrook
... we hopped back onto I-40 to Holbrook, arriving a little too early to check in to Wigwam Motel #6 so we checked our AAA app and Trip Advisor and decided to have lunch at Joe and Aggie's Mexican American down the street. Joe and Aggie's is genuine Route 66 and genuinely authentic Mexican food. Also, it's cheap!
After we checked into Wigwam Motel #6, unit #9, we headed back out for our planned visit to the Petrified Forest National Park, ...
... and the carried on to Holbrook our stop for the night. Holbrook is another Route 66 town and our motel no exception. Although run lovingly by an Austrian couple it still retained its charm. The room featuring interesting kitsch things including bedspreads with giant big rigs. We walked around the small town early evening. It's full of interesting dusty shops many of which are closed down , and seedy bars and dubious restaurants. ...
... contain abundant iron and manganese compounds which provide the pigments for the various colours of the region.
We arrived at the Painted Desert and to our delight found that the National Park was practically empty. After a short look around the visitors centre we hopped back into the car and started our scenic drive around the park.
The scenic drive is about 28 miles long; as you enter the park through the north entrance you travel through the Painted Desert ...
... is massive. The rock formations come in strange bubble shapes and the shades of pink, mauve and reds flow constantly across this almost un-earthly landscape.
Once we left the Painted Desert, we hit the I40 interstate & I25 and headed for Santa Fe, after a few conversations with fellow H-D rider convinced us that Santa Fe was a much better option than Albuquerque. We cruised at between 80-90 mph (140-150 k) and still being overtaken by other cars. ...
... We now have a second species to add to our 'avoid-at-all-costs' list: Road alligators. More on those later.
The day had started quite well. Still trying to sample local cuisine, I made an effort to incorporate New Mexican food into breakfast by steering clear of my standard 'bagel-and-OJ' and instead had a breakfast burrito. Chelle was sensible and went for an omelette. Unknowingly I had elected to go for a semi Man v Food challenge as my burrito was ...