Sunday, December 21, 2008

Amarillo to Holbrook

You know it's cold when the door knob to your room is frosted. It was in the teens when we woke up this morning. After breakfast we headed west. Just out of Amarillo is the Cadillac Ranch. We stopped to take a few pictures. It was incredibly cold so we didn't stay too long.

Just past the line of cars, I took this picture of the flatness of Texas.

Once we got farther along, we could tell that it had snowed recently.

We stopped in Albuquerque at a Wal-Mart for some lunch supplies. There was a retired Raiders football player signing photos. His number was #53, but I don't know who he was.

Our main goal for today was to get to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest before dark. We got there at 4 and they closed at 5, so we did the quick tour. This picture is of the Agate Bridge. It is a petrified log. There is a concrete reinforcement under it to keep it from falling apart. Pretty cool.
There are some really big petrified logs towards the end of the park drive. Here's the family sitting on one. I have no idea what Mr. H was saying.

Our search for a good place to eat didn't work out so well tonight. L thought everything we saw was creepy looking. She had us in stitches. Hopefully she'll recover when we leave what she considers the Bates Motel in the morning.

Tomorrow is Winslow, AZ and the meteor crater.

1 comment:

  1. Super cool pictures! I am loving the road blog! :) Glad the girls are all getting along well, too! Hope yall have a good time.