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"Breaker! Breaker! Someone call a Smokey. We got a six-foot road
alligator in the number two of the northbound double-nickle just south
of the I-5! That sucker'll kill a two wheeler!"
Courtesy of Green Bear, Urban Dictionary
While we were keen to see plenty of local wildlife on this trip, we had a list of things we didn't want to see (well Chelle did anyway). Number 1: snakes of any kind. Not a long list, I'll grant you, but a list ...
... of the canyon, then decided to take the "Red Shuttle" tour (free). We could ride the blue shuttle to get there, or drive over to the transfer point and hope to get parking. We drove, and found parking (it was getting scarce; there's not much parking in that particular area).
The Red Shuttle takes you on a (closed to private vehicles) road that runs along the rim west of ...
... ever heard of the dinosaurs that were mentioned, which surprised me because I taught second grade where I had to learn more about dinosaurs than I thought possible to teach science! They were vicious looking creatures.
We enjoyed touring the Painted Desert Inn Museum that was built by Herbert David Lore in 1920 and served as a respite for travelers along Route 66. In 1935 the National Park Service purchased the inn ...
... we hiked for a 1/2 mile up to the crater of an old volcano, just one of 25 in the area, many of which we could see from the trail.
Right after leaving the simple complex we crossed the Continental Divide (guess it's truly downhill from here).
The afternoon was spent driving the 28-mile road thru the Painted Desert (pastel colored badlands rocks) and Petrified Forest (logs ...
... everywhere. Tiny shards right up to huge tree trunks, lying exactly where they had fallen.
As we drove into the park, the wizened ranger had questioned us very firmly.
"Have you any petrified wood with you today?"
Well, oddly, I left mine at home, so the answer was no.
Strict rules about not picking up any pieces while we were there... and as I am now trying not to commit any other crimes in case they refuse to let me go home again, I really ...