We got started late today, after a bite to eat at our favorite breakfast spot in Flagstaff, Miz Zip’s on Route 66. They really do have the best breakfast in town. Didn’t leave the KOA until about 10:00 a.m
This is one of my favorite signs in Flagstaff–either way you go, you’ll get to the Grand Canyon. Which way do you go??? We were headed east on I-40 towards Albuquerque, New Mexico, about 325 miles away. This is what we saw for the first three or so hours on the road:
Seriously, the scenery didn’t vary much from that. Occasionally there was a little hill, or some scrubby looking trees, but if you blinked, or even slept for an hour, you wouldn’t miss much. Things began to change as we got closer to New Mexico.
This is the Rio Puerco, or Pig River, in western New Mexico. There was actually a little water in it today because they had some rain yesterday.
I always love to see these old lava flows along the side of I-40 in Lavaland, New Mexico. Read more about them here.
Come and ride down the highway with us for a minute in New Mexico. I know you’ll enjoy the scenery: (the conversation in the truck at that time was about a guy at the fuel stop. I was looking at “authentic” Navajo blankets that all had labels on them that said “Made in India”. The guy said, I have some more that I haven’t put out yet if you want to see them, I’ll get them. I told him I was not interested in “Made in India” blankets. He replied “If they were real Navajo blankets you wouldn’t be able to afford them. I wanted to ask him, “How do you know if I could afford them or not?”)
WE finally got into Albuquerque around 6:30 p.m as the sun was going down. It was a long day, so we were glad to see the campground when we got here. This isn’t a very good picture, but the best one that I had of the mountains in Albuquerque as the sun was going down–just gorgeous!
So, the third day is over with, and we are only 550 miles down the road. We have about 1200 or so more to go. See ya tomorrow.