Days without rain gear - 12
Our stop in Holbrook last night was for the specific purpose of visiting The combined Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. I urge you to click on the highlighted words in the previous sentence to learn more about this fascinating place.
About a 25-minute ride from the hotel, this was one of the most interesting parks we've seen. This is another one of those days when the photos will do more to tell the story than words.
So here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
On the subsequent ride to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Route 66 paralleled Interstate 40 for much of the time and frequently it joined I-40 for long stretches. The Historic Route 66 sections yielded some classic businesses like motels, gas stations, and eateries. But, most enjoyable are the Burma Shave Signs. Spaced a few hundred yards apart, they are whimsical bits just to amuse you and, in it's hey-day, sell Burma Shave shave cream, since the last sign was always the familiar company logo. Examples seen today: Slow down Pa...sakes alive...Ma just missed...signs four and five...Burma Shave. Don't loose your head...to save a minute...you need your head...your brains are in it...Burma Shave
Having been in Albuquerque before, one thing we were not going to miss was having sopapillas at Little Anita's Restaurant in the Old Town section.
|Like eating a cloud...with honey drizzled on it!|