Ramada Limited Holbrook
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Left Ashley sleeping and went down to the internet cafe to do mail and banking. Finally found the server working. Drove to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Parks via Winslow, Arizona, where we did some "standing on the corner" listening to Eagles songs, then had some coffee. Painted Desert was OK, and Petrified Forest unusual. Very …
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction... Albuquerque to Holbrook Due to the rain (mentioned previously), we decided to play it safe and stick to the interstate from ABQ to Holbrook shortening our driving time considerably as we would be avoiding the long and winding roads of route 66. This allowed us a detour! Off to the Ice Caves and Bandera Volcano for us. ...
... on walls (newspapers) and HUGE Mountains of purple crystals and layers of different coloured rock!
The admission fee also allowed us to go into the Painted Desert. The colours of the mountains were so vast and extensive. The range of colours was magical and was so interesting to see. We continued to drive around to different viewing points but we were out of water and soon began to feel the heat.
We headed back to our hotel, which was lovely ...
... today there are none left to see in the park. It is the neatest thing to see what looks like a log lying on the ground, and to touch it, and feel smooth stone under your hand. And the colors....how there can be so many colors swirled together is mind boggling.
The last thing we saw on our way out was the Puerco Pueblo...built above the Puerco River that winds its way through the desert, surrounded ...
... was carved out in the 1920's as Route 66 made its way west. The best view of it is from the top and we had a few goes at trying to find the course of the original Route 66 from the western edge of Santa Fe. Our map said there were power lines along the route (an easy line to follow if you are twisting left and right off the route trying to find your way), but we couldn't see them. After a while we thought we knew exactly where we needed to go, but someone had bought the land over ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed