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I needed a mellow day of pleasant driving after many consecutive enjoyable but full days throughout Arizona; today would be that day.
My day started on a couple of "up" notes near my accommodations near the Grand Canyon: First, while filling up gas, another nearby customer spotted a nice-sized buck across and along the side of the road, so there was an immediate photo op at hand.
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... us know that we were missing an amazing view. I'm so glad we got the truck that we did, because it handled the road very well. I feel like it's a real heavy duty truck now, driving throught a mountain 'road' like it did!
Anyway, I could tell you about a lot more stuff, but this has been a pretty long entry. Just know that we had a pretty adventurous President's Day...just as George Washington would have wanted.
... Durango, we went to the Bar D Wranglers Chuckwagon! We used to go at least once a summer, but we haven't been for several years. It was great to be back! The food is absolutely delicious, and the show is also great! Before the show, everyone gets in line to get beef or chicken, beans, baked potato, applesauce, biscuit, and spice cake piled on their plates, with a cup of lemonade or water to drink. If ...
... As night fell, Andrew decided he had to go potty. We stopped in Monument Valley next to a formation called "Baby Rocks" for Andrew to relieve himself. As Andrew worked on his task, I admired the heat if the desert night and the hoodoos and rocks before us. It was desolate. Thus is the land that inspired John Ford. It was easy to see why it was so inspiring.
The darkness did not help. Headlights came and went. There was nothing but driving and dark. It took forever to pass ...
... plains. It was a guide post for early pioneers in the area. You could see it right as you left Farmington almost 30 miles away. I drove as close as you could at 5 miles away. This is on Indian ranch land and for some reason is not a park or something. It must be a religious place for the Natives. I then drove back to town after I took a few pics. Then I did a little shopping at Wal Mart and got some diesel.
Back at the RV, I picked up Quique and Pooh to go on ...