Motel 6 Flagstaff East - Lucky Lane
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... too bad, but she was a little worried about getting turned around up there on the ladder to come back down. I had to just close my eyes when it came time for her to come down. Mama Anita got a picture of her up there that you can see.
Now we are in Flagstaff and it is beautiful and so much cooler. Mama Anita took a great picture of some of the scenery we saw on our way. I feel like I'm in heaven. In addition to being in the forest (such ...
... guide Tiffany saying she is ill and has had to pull out. Dylan will now be our guide.
Over the 2 1/2 hour drive from Pheonix to Flagstaff we climb from 1500 to 7000ft. The landscape continued to change as we climbed and the odd palm tree was replaced by multiple cacti. The views were amazing and my ears would pop every 20 mins reminding me of the altitude gain.
We arrive in Flagstaff and I walk the 45 mins to the hotel. It's a horrible ...
... the lads their due there was no panic just sound advice such as 'Slow Down' and 'Don't touch the brakes' Easing off on the speed and 'Feathering' the brakes sorted the problem. I had forgotten that 1) We were in 2 wheel drive mode and 2) You had to switch on the 4 wheel drive mode manually. This just shows how far behind some US manufacturers are with car design.
The good bit about it was that for once JR was not taking videos of his feet and he caught all of it ...
... back onto the interstate we should do a small detour and go to Oatman which is a small town on Route 66 that is stuck in the times of the wild west and has wild donkeys or Burros as the locals call them wondering about in it which visitors can buy feed to give them. Didnt realise it but the campground was right on Route 66, so without knowing we had already drove on it. This was proper wild west roads we were driving on, really cool. First off we need breakfast, ...
... which necessitated my using 1st gear to traverse back. We finally found the nearest parking lot and got changed to walk to the falls. After what seemed like 30 minutes, we happened upon the falls and the smallish swimming hole at the base. Only 3-4 feet deep, the water was very cooling on this again, 103 degree day. We were all so excited to have found it. It was a great relief and while we were there, another group of three folks happened upon it, too. We drove back into ...