Sands Motel

112 McArthur St, Grants, New Mexico, United States | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Grants

Sedona, AZ

A travel blog entry by abe_feuerstein


... for Abe that there were problems in the front end by saying, "that thing drives like ****, you know that, right?") As we investigated where we could get a new truck, we became aware that the options were incredibly limited. We needed a big truck -- at least an 8 liter engine -- and while lots of trucks look big, their engines are often rather puny. Research on-line suggested that there was one truck in Mesa AZ that might work. A Chevy suburban at a used lot. I called ...

Safe at the hotel & ready to ring iin the new year

A travel blog entry by frankadventures


... bad thing...and for you who know my record...we were hit by something and it cracked the windshield right in front of the driver's line of vision! I hope this is not a sign!

Oh case you are wondering, Richard drove all the way here. Hmmmmmm. Gas prices are not bad. We paid $3.19 in IL, $2.95 in OK City and $2.99 in Santa Rosa, NM. ...

"Land of Enchantment" ... So True!

A travel blog entry by 2pcgrads


... cities of gold", supposedly in the area, as well as Spanish Catholic friars, in the late 1500's until the mid-1700's; Westward expansion by Emigrants to California; Army exploration and railroad-survey expeditions in the mid-1850's; and an Army experimentation with camels for desert transportation traveled through the area in 1857. What made the visit so spectacular was each of these cultures, living or passing through the area, left ...

New Mexico is just as cool as I imagined

A travel blog entry by wickedtravelers


... at scaling things, especially downward. A small dog, a little chihuahua, decided to join us on the way down, however. She brazenly took a flying leap off one rise that as I was attempting to lower myself down. She skittered away, apparently unaffected by her fall. I thought she was going to try to jump into someone's car, either ours or another tourists, the way she kept trotting after all of us, all the way back to the visitor's center. Alas, no extra dog right now.

First day of driving

A travel blog entry by wickedtravelers


... stay, but it was kitschy good fun for a little photo tour and dinner. The hotel is on 'historic' Route 66 and apparently hosted a number of early movie stars. I took pictures of some I knew (including the great Katherine Hepburn). My favorite are the head shots of the actors which include their six-shooters. I love a good ole'-fashioned western. See especially John Wayne, looking a little chunky in his picture.

Our final resting place for today is a KOA in Grants, ...

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This hotel, located on 112 McArthur St, Grants, is near El Malpais National Monument and New Mexico Museum of Mining.
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