We woke up in Flagstaff when one of Fabgrandpa’s many weather devices started beeping at 4:00 a.m. It apparently didn’t get packed away before we pulled out yesterday morning, and fell off the shelf during travel. It has an alarm clock on it that somehow set itself to go off at Oh. Dear. God. thirty. After scrambling around looking for it to turn off the annoying beep beep beep beeeeeeeep, we decided to just get up.
We had a cup of coffee and read emails and facebook stuff, then went out to breakfast at Miz Zips, our favorite breakfast place on Route 66 in Flagstaff. That didn’t take long, and we went straight back to the KOA to hook up the truck and get on our way.
We didn’t get very far down the road, just to Holbrook, Arizona before our first stop of the day. The Painted Desert Indian Center there had some of the most gorgeous Native American crafts. I told Fabgrandpa before we left yesterday that I wanted to buy a piece of pottery for our new house. You know, the one we don’t have yet.
When we lived in the house that we sold in 2000, we collected pottery. As a matter of fact, we collected pottery individually before we met. So, just the fact that we both collected pottery was one of the things that brought us together. When we sold the house and all of our stuff, we sold most of the pottery. But we still have about six of the best pieces in the RV, but there is no place to display it.
We looked at some at Jacob Lake, and then again at Cameron Trading Post but nothing just jumped out at me. Then today, there it was! This one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever owned! I love kokopeli, too.
Kokopeli is a fertility god, and seducer of women. But he also plays the flute and brings joy to the home. I know this pottery piece will certainly bring me joy!
Here are some more pictures from Painted Desert Indian Center:
This Storyteller Doll, about 2 feet high, was sooo impressive. It had two faces, Grandma on one side, and Grandpa on the other side, and dozens of babies on each side. Storytellers are basically a figure of a storyteller, usually a man or a woman and its mouth is always open. It is surrounded by figures of children and other things, who represent those who are listening to the storyteller. This one was made by Caroline Santos and was priced at $7,000! wow!
Last but not least, here is Fabgrandpa’s new ring–as my friend Geogypsy said, ” It’s an Effie” Silver and coral with a serpent motif.
If you are ever in the area of Holbrook, Arizona on I-40, you need to stop in there and look around. I bet you won’t be able to leave empty handed either. And if you go in there, tell Lita and Freddie, the owners, I said hello!
We got on our way again and got to our destination, Lavaland RV Park in Grants, New Mexico, about 3:30 p.m. Here is today’s RV Minute, a look at the diverse landscape along I-40 between Gallup and Grants, New Mexico. (OH< and don’t forget to turn the sound down a bit because this is loud)