Red Lion Hotel Gallup
Travel Blogs from Gallup
- Straight shot to Gallup, New Mexico. Tori had her first experience with a monsoon storm. She was amazed, thrilled and completely terrified. For those of you who know how I feel about thunder and lightning, I was as stoic as can be but my fingers were white on the steeringwheel. I had to pry them off afterwards.
- We should make it to four corners before noon tomorrow.
... New Mexico, Mark saw a sign for Meteor Crater. We didn't plan for this, but decided to visit it. Some 50,000 years ago a meteor slammed a hole in Arizona, which is still well preserved. The circumference of the crater is about 2.5 miles and the depth about 550 feet. To put it in World Cup Football parlance: you could put 20 football fields ...
... towns’ that I know you ‘can’t tell a book by its cover’. The three of us finally convinced Pete we should at LEAST look inside and if it was ‘scary’ we would leave. Once inside we found 50’s era tables and chairs, LOTS of red/white/blue bunting and flags, and dozens upon dozens of ‘chicken’ related items. We had great food and enjoyed the setting.
Friday, June 27, 2014
... to the North, probably Utah. Set off again but only a few miles as we wanted to go to Winslow, Arizona to stand on the corner! They've even put a statue there for people to take their photos, it's on Route 66 too. Then on to real Indian country to visit the petrified forest, quite a drive off the highway and pay €10 entrance and you drive through the most a amazing desert landscape that is littered with logs. But ...
... 1906 this area was designated as a National Park so it will be preserved for future generations. The petrified wood was, prior to this, being collected as souvenirs and also taken out and used in many commercial ventures. It's now illegal to remove it from within the park but there are deposits outside of the park so its quite easy to by samples or jewelry or furniture made from it. The story of Fred Harvey is an interesting one and quite significant to this area as there ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool