Howard Johnson Holbrook
Travel Blogs from Holbrook
... complete with all the memorabilia and paraphernalia, it was a step back in time. Even the waitresses were all looking suitably 'period' - the only thing missing was roller skates! We both chose what we thought was a quintessential 50's staple - strawberry half-malt milkshake. Impossibly thick, teeth-jarringly sweet but nonetheless delicious, although Chelle barely made a dent on hers. So we both left substantial amounts of our morning food! Our waitress ...
... town just north of Williams on the road to the Grand Canyon). I like rocks! I bought a couple new specimens, then we were off to Holbrook, AZ. We had dinner at a passable Chinese restaurant (not run by Chinese, but Hispanics). The egg foo yong was very good, and I'd never had chicken corn egg drop soup before.
Tomorrow is the Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert!
... Most of the time you have to stay on the trails, so you don’t have the opportunity to see them up close. Finally, at Jasper Forest the logs were close to the trails, so we got to look at them closely. The rock hound that I am loved having the chance to check them out closely.
We stopped at a couple other lookouts, and as it was getting late, decided to head back to town where we ended the day with Dairy Queen ...
... Back on the road Route 66 passes through the small towns of Defiance and Manuelito before climbing a hill from which there is a fantastic view of Route 66, the railroad, the interstate and the Rio Puerco "river" squeezing between mesa's on the way into Arizona. I put "" around river because there is not much water in the riverbed and in many places it appears to be completely dry. At the state line there are many gift shops which ...
... train track and the busy road, for variety. Someone had valiantly tried to mend their gas heater by sticking it up with sellotape, but unfortunately it still didn't work.
Annie laughed and opened the gin, offering me a swig.
"I think it's going to be a memorable night" muttered HH in his usual wry way.
I think he could be right.
But we had a birthday to celebrate! So it was all off to the nearest eatery which was the Butterfield Stage ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed