Travel Blogs from Holbrook
... with their signed pictures. The hotel announces itself as having "the charm of yesterday, the convenience of tomorrow" and the interior backs up that claim. A very ornate interior that somehow combines both Wild West saloon with top-class hotel, it is most certainly unique!
Our stopover for the night was in Holbrook, AZ, before which we were going to head to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest national parks. However, the weather was rather ...
... 200 plus mile journey. Once again the landscape changed as very quickly we were driving into the desert. We've taken a pic to show how long and straight the roads are and if you look to the right you will see the 'old' Route 66 running parallel into the distance. We have now clocked over 1700 miles in 6 days but the van just keeps on chugging along! We crossed into Arizona this afternoon and ...
The ‘pull’ out of Phoenix area and into Payson was made more difficult due to the fact the coach was loaded heavy, we were pulling the heavier Explorer (rather than the Jeep Wrangler), we had a steep increase in elevation from Phoenix floor to Payson, AND it was HOTTER THAN HELL. The old Alfa has a top end of 220 degrees for water temp until the warning bell goes off and the ...
... norm. We did get to go downhill some and the weather was great (around 74 when we started out) so we got to save gas by not running the generator.
First stop was the continental divide. If it wasn't for the Indian Trading Post located at the same exit, we would have missed the sign. The divide itself is pretty uneventful. We didn't spill anything to see which ocean the stream headed, so I can't confirm or deny that ...
... yr old stretch his legs & hike like a "big" boy. (As he often tells us he is!)
We enjoyed the 28 mile drive through the park & then hit I-40 to continue to our drive to Flagstaff & our home for the next 3 nights, Drury Inn & Suites. Our plan for the weekend is to explore Flagstaff & to get some tired kiddos & parents some extra rest.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed