Days Inn - Holbrook - Gateway To Petrified Forest
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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So long ago trees fell into a river flowed down and ended up buried in a silt bed where they where slowly petrified. The rock crystals growing in the cells of the tree slowly replacing organic with rock. Then after eons passed the rock above eroded away and left the petrified forest in its ...
... came across signs for Meteor Crater - ONLY 5 MILES off the highway. The billboard advertises the best preserved meteor crater on earth. This could be interesting we thought, let's go!
So we exited off I-40 on - did you guess - Meteor Crater Road. Along the way a series of smaller round billboards (inspired by Burma Shave?) tease us with astrophysical tidbits. We paid the $18 admission and climbed the stairs. At the top is a courtyard, and ...
... to describe so I would advise to check out the photos of this. It is quite truely stunning. Whats quite annoying is that our guide actually puts it down saying that it isn't that impressive, the guide could not be further wrong! It's honestly breathtaking. I'm worried about how I am going to feel about the Grand Canyon now.
So we've arrived in Holbrook and we are staying in a Wig Wam Motel, time for tea and more sight seeing adventures tomorrow.
Wow what a busy day. We stopped at a couple of Rt 66 landmark Indian Trading Posts and also a motel in Holbrook that had 10 Teepees that you could stay in. House keeping was cleaning one of the rooms so we stuck our nose in to see it. It's about the same size as regular motel room but the walls are angled in. Plenty of room and the bath is in the back.
Then off to the Petrified Forest National Park. Tons (literally) of petrified wood and ...
... seeing the Petrified Forest!
We were assured the spare wheel would be fine for plenty of miles so we ventured back into the car to the other end of Holbrook to see the famous Wigwam Village motel, a series of rooms each built into a concrete wigwam. Looks amazing, but right next to a freight train line and apparently they go by every half hour all through the night, so not the best for a good night's sleep! A very friendly biker called Bill ...