Red Lion Hotel Farmington
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Another leisurely morning in the beautiful Durango campsite (yes, part of it spent watching and 'illegally' (per Holly) feeding the chipmunks). Then pack up and hit the road. We stop at a few condo viewing sites (pays to be prepared in case we do retire here) and then head south to meet up with Holly’s dad Reese in a small town in New Mexico …
Tastes like sweet magnoila wine, honey drippin' from your mouth
And that sweet little gal of mine, she's the finest in the south
Now the days are getting longer, nights are getting colder
I just want to come back home, lay my head down on your shoulder.
-The Amazing Rhythm Aces.
This will likely be my final entry …
Pulled out of Sedona early with Jo driving..got a good run through the Canyon and Flagstaff, the scenery changed from the Evergreen forests to red earth to undulating hills white hills then back to Red.. amazing really. Turned off at Kayenta and headed to Monument Valley..Navajo land .....everything is Indian owned.. $5.00 a head to enter and WOW …
... which she uses to make a chokecherry pancake syrup for her restaurant. I helped her pick some berries as I chatted with her. Raw chokecherries aren't very good to eat so I didn't bother trying any.
A little further down the road I came across a roadside stand where someone was selling jerky and pinyon pine nuts. I've been curious what pinyon pine nuts taste like so I stopped to get some. He was selling them raw and ...
The longer story about today and really, for large chunks of the past few days will have to wait until I can use a real computer. Tablet and phone screens are just too tiny and lose charge very quickly, and can't download photos until we find a town large enough to have a real electronics store.
Anyway, this AM we left Del Norte and headed west. Going anywhere north from there was impossible...wild fires large and small blocked our way. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Located among many other two star hotels in Farmington. Not a great first impression upon arrival. Landscaping not the best and some trash outside. Nice lobby but with the sun shining on a lobby table you could see there was a lot of dust on it. Second floor hallway had windows open at the end letting in 95 degree heat. Room was missing a light bulb and one of the other lights didn't work. Room was otherwise clean and in good order. $65 pre-tax seems an appropriate rate for this hotel.
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