Motel 6 Holbrook
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... of a small cow, and as if that wasn't enough, was accompanied by a mound of fried potatoes. No way I was finishing all of that! I sheepishly scooped the scrambled eggs and sausage meat from the tortilla and tried to creatively hide the mass of tortilla that was left. Poor effort :-(
Still, it was good preparation for the day. We further topped up with our energy levels by visiting the Route 66 diner, back towards Nob Hill. A real old-fashioned 50's ...
... I had to ask him to slow down a bit. I also found walking along the rim of the Grand Canyon with no rail a bit unnerving in spots. It didn't bother Dan any, though. It was a beautiful walk, and we took many more photos. We only went to 5 of the overlooks; we had already taken hundreds of pictures and didn't feel the need for hundreds more.
We stopped at the Red Lake Rock Shop ...
... a museum after major renovation that restored it to the look of the original inn.
As we drove south across Interstate 40, the first place we stopped was Puerco Pueblo, a large archeological site that once had 100 rooms. Petroglyphs are still visible and some were quite sophisticated compared to most you see. After that we drove to Blue Mesa, where we saw gigantic segments of petrified wood, many that had slid down ...
Before I left Gallup this morning me and my camera took a tour of the El Rancho Hotel to see which movie star had stayed in which room and who had left their autographs in the gallery. It really was a who's who of classic film stars. I managed to take pictures of most of the rooms which had the most famous stars above the door but I managed to forget the presidential suite which was Ronald Reagan's room, although I did see his photo in ...
... round the office and outside each one were parked old cars. Fun!
Having checked in, we had a look inside our home for the night. Wigwam number 5, conveniently placed in the corner, nearest the train track.
I gather that the trains run all night, and for safety reasons, have to sound their horns to alert people as they whoosh through.
Annie and Rob having checked in went to explore their wigwam. Theirs was half way ...