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On my way to St Johns, I stopped and had lunch at Chick-Fil-A, which is my favorite place to eat and it cost me $5.95. As I was almost to my hotel I stopped for gas at Speedys for $40.48 and then went to check in at Days Inn. I was not very hungry so I had a Clif Bar that I brought from home and then went to sleep. ...
I enjoyed the scenery as we drove Highway 60 from Phoenix and Springerville. With our 60 ft. in length truck & RV. The highway goes through some mountains with great switchbacks. We had checked out the road on Google maps street level before deciding on the route. We had to make sure the curves weren't too tight & that Chuck could maneuver our rig around them.
There was one section of road, see picture, that ...
... br> the park so we had to head for the lake Lyman State Park about an hour South
West of the Park. Had ourselves a nice
camp fire but we only had a bit of wood so decided to have an early night and
make an early start the next morning to see the Petrified ...
... shocking! We saw bucking bronchos, bull riding, barrell racing, team roping and tie down roping. It was an experience, although when a kind American explained how they got the horses to buck I wasn't very happy. It involved a strap around a delicate area of the horses anatomy...ouch!
Because of the rain we didn't stay for the dance party afterwards, much to Abigail and Oliver's relief, no embarrassing parent moments...phew. However Charles did finally buy his cowboy ...
... I went to meet the other guests for cocktails at 5pm with Dean playing the guitar and singing to entertain us ( I could just see Ian Carley doing the same at Shepfest). Abi & Oli joined us a little later and we all had a go at throwing horseshoes round a metal stake.
At 6pm we all went to the hot tub, hoping to soothe our aching bodies after the long ride. Abi didn't take a dip but took photos instead.
Another spectacular three course meal later and it was time for ...