Knights Inn Gallup
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... to say that anything is worth an 11 hour white knuckle drive but, the El Rancho was way cool; lots of history and movie star stuff. We got to stay in a movie starlet's room - Irene Manning, a singing bombshell from the golden age of cinema. Dad thought that was cool; I was just happy to get a good night's sleep.
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Smell Ya Later,
... had a coffee and a piece of pecan pie before taking a couple of pictures of the half way marker on the road outside.
We got back in the car and made our way west. The piece of Route 66 between Adrian and the border of New Mexico is basically a dust track. It was nothing but desert in front of us and a huge cloud of dust in the rear view mirror. The only other road user was a biker we'd seen in the cafe who stopped to tell us he was giving up and ...
We left and continued on to Gallup to book into our hotel, America’s Best Value Inn. We’ll see – we’ve now twice heard train whistles, so it may be a night for earplugs! Gallup is on Route 66, with motel upon motel, jewellery stores, pawn shops, native Indian shops, etc., along the Route for a few miles. There’s a whole other area to the town on the other side of the train tracks, ...
... As we crossed the boarder we gained another hour with another time zone change, but still missed the opening time of the Arizona visitor centre by a couple of minutes after 6pm. Luckily they had brochures and booklets available outside. The road here also runs alongside the train tracks and some of the trains we have seen are amazing. Double-decker trains that go for more than two kilometres long! We rolled into Holbrook, Arizona after 7pm and found a place ...
Woke up and the rain had gone yey! Still only about 25 degrees so I was feeling a bit chilly. Only had to do about 100 miles today so just took it easy up the road. Stopped off in Grants and visited a mining museum. Sounds boring but was actually pretty cool. We went down into a mock up of a mine and it explained about each room and what they did there. Most of the area we drive through seems to be owed by Native ...