Motel 6 Central Albuquerque
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Today we went into the Peublo Indian cultural centre, a huge museum and based on the site of the old "American Indian School". The first level was a brief history of the "Indian" school system. Despite the unfortunate beginnings of the schools, the museum itself is not about that. It shows a slice of life for the students at the school. Many photos are on display of students at work and at play.
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We left the hotel about 9am for our drive to Show Low AZ. We stopped at Sonic Burger in Gallup NM for lunch where we got 2 cheese burgers and a grilled cheese. This is not a chain we have at home, so it was interesting to try it.
Along our drive we stopped at the Petrified Forest National Park and enjoyed all the view points. The Painted Desert area was especially pretty with all the shades of pink. The park has a fairly diverse landscape ...
Up again at 4 am and off to the Balloon Park. Temperature this am 31 degrees and once again, Krispy Kremes at the Balloon Park. We watched the Dawn Patrol launch five balloons to determine whether anyone else could launch this am. Lucky for us, it was a go and we were off to photograph many of the six to eight hundred balloons launching this am. Since you can stand on the launch field, ...
... a flatbed Ford parked near the corner! We all got out and laughed with delight, Shell and I got up onto the Ford and we took lots of pics of the statue on the corner and the giant Route 66 shield painted on the road.
On, to the Grand Canyon! We didn't get there until 11pm and we were all pretty knackered, but the room was lovely. When Shell asked the guy on the desk how close we were to the rim he said: " 27 paces, and if you walk 28, see ya later"
... this sleepy little town and enjoyed ourselves immensely. After that soak we found out about "Essence of Tranquility Hot Springs" a few miles south of Safford, AZ. Cool and funky little place with 5 private pools that were all deep and hot!! Each one had it's own theme so to speak. There was a "Budda"pool, "Grecian" pool, a heart shaped pool and two big waterfall pools! They also had a community kitchen. The accommodation we slept in was a renovated "bully barn". ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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