Trains All Night Long
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
39Trip End Oct 26, 2010
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Where I stayed
Red Rock Park
Leaving Sedona and the gorgeous scenery behind, we drove across eastern Arizona with unremarkable landscape as far as we could see, bringing to mind our journey across the middle of west Texas only without the oil wells.
Our goal was to make it into New Mexico which we did. Gallup, 20 miles from the New Mexico, border and spread out like a ribbon across the desert rimmed by railroad tracks, more about that in a minute.
For tonight we found a city park at the base of an enormous red rock thus it's name "Red Rock Park. It was a strange little park, mostly sand, a few trees, a few motor homes but not a soul in sight. The office was closed with no direction so we drove to one of the motor homes, one from Washington state no less. The owner had also just pulled in for the night and had been told by one of the other tenants to just pick a site someone would be around between 6 and 9 p.m. to collect and hand out keys to the restroom, so no restroom available for possibly 4 hours hmmmm. We have found that in such arid country our bodies retain most of the liquids we take in, a good thing in this case.
We settled in and soon after dark the trains began to rumble by, long, long trains across the flat desert floor. They rumbled through all night long.