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I researched Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, my destination today, last night. I found out that you can only visit the quarries on a ranger-led tour, which is by reservation only. I called first thing in the morning and made a reservation for 2:00.
I drove to the Visitor Center and found it closed. The …
... moved to the historic section. An example of how complete the museum is: the barb wire display has 1300 different barb wire specimens chosen from 8000 submitted. Saddle examples were over 30. Exhibits for cattle drives, Indians, military, are all covered in fine detail.
We spent about 5 hours-so plan to spend the better part of a day and don't worry about food-they have a ...
... that Mac and Josie are good travelers, both via car and in the air. It’s not fun for any of us, but they do a pretty good job of dealing with it.
Our first stop was for gas was in Gallup, and we got to see our beloved El Rancho Hotel when we got off the highway. In 2009, we had enjoyed stopping here for the night. Gallup still looks vibrant and has some wonderful neon signs, for those who crave the Route 66 experience. And all of ...
... to cover today!
Very few of those miles passed before we crossed another state line, into Oklahoma. This is considered to be the most Route 66-friendly state, with copious signage and lots of attention paid to their remaining sights and attractions. The signage, particularly, was much better than in Michigan or Missouri (Kansas can't really be judged either way on its 13 miles), and in another league to that in Texas which, we would come to find, ...
... can happen.
We grab a late lunch back in the gardens and we share a rotisserie chicken with salad and chicken noodle soup. We chill in the balcony and enjoy chatting while people watching.
Downtown is super quiet and we wonder where everyone is. They must work super hard cause no one is on the streets at all. Since its pretty quiet we end up watching a movie in the afternoon - Transformers Age of Extinction. I liked Marky Mark in ...
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