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
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... 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, ...
... rusting and cars in disrepair. You can get a motel here for as little as $26 per night if you're game to stay in it. After driving over the border into Arizona the landscape changes and becomes flatter and more scrubby with the large pipe cacti arriving en mass. Extraordinary how there are none in New Mexico. We left the highway soon after and drove into the lower reaches of the Painted Desert. Out of the flat countryside ...
... too slow. Perhaps we should've invested in that bumper sticker which read 'horn is broken, watch for finger' after all!
As we approached Bernallio a billboard read "If you care, don't feed bears", whilst another one enquired "who is Jesus?". Still puzzled and wondering whether Jesus would feed bears we approached Albuquerque and turned west. As we merged into a five lane freeway we carefully positioned ourselves in the middle, closed our eyes and hoped for the best! ...
... 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 ...
... ever heard of the dinosaurs that were mentioned, which surprised me because I taught second grade where I had to learn more about dinosaurs than I thought possible to teach science! They were vicious looking creatures.
We enjoyed touring the Painted Desert Inn Museum that was built by Herbert David Lore in 1920 and served as a respite for travelers along Route 66. In 1935 the National Park Service purchased the inn ...