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Travel Blogs from Snowflake
... the brakes to turn right on a dusty track to investigate it. We were going to run out of time today if we weren't careful and so we got back on the Interstate. We wouldn't miss much of Route 66 as it was on the frontage road alternating left and right. We would be able to do quite a distance at 75 m.p.h. (thank goodness for cruise control) and get to Arizona in just over an hour. We came off briefly at I-40 New Mexico exit 8 (eight, miles from the State Line) to see if I could ...
From Albuquerque, we head to Gallup where we find El Rancho, a famous old hotel that used to be frequented by Hollywood movie stars and the like.
A short time after leaving Gallup and we are crossing the state line again, this time into Arizona and again we lose another hour, and now back onto LA time. Last time zone change until we get back to New Zealand.
It's another few hours before we finally arrive ...
... off oxygen and slowed the logs' decay. Silica-laden groundwater seeped through the logs and replaced the original wood tissues with silica deposits. Eventually the silica crystallized into quartz, and the logs were preserved as petrified wood. The logs literally turned into rocks with amazing colors and designs. A sight to behold! We hope the photographs will capture the magnificence. Dinosaur fossils were also excavated on the site, ...
... turn this site into a public tourist place. Bit rugged to get there on the bike, but all good and well worth it, free!!
After the Petroglyphs, we headed back to town and found a little bar called the 'Empty Pockets Saloon'. What a gem of a place. Met lots of nice people (especially Jimmy, Tommy and Bob) and had a few drinkies. Bought a T-shirt. Pic is of Bob (the owner, and also the town Chaplain ??) and Ed.
Ordered Pizza in for dinner, early ...
... who is of the tribe Zuni, a beautiful
woman with stunning eyes, she tells me of her tribes culture and says she is
from a place about 4 hours from here.
Really interesting stories about her mother and grandmother and how they
get by on selling jewellery and woven tapestries to make a living, I tried on a
piece that she made, a bracelet, quite beautiful then I asked the price, she
said I like you so you can have it for $400, well blimey I thought, I do ...