It was a really long driving day today and not the most comfortable overnight accommodations…….but thank you Cracker Barrel for opening your doors to us!
We left this morning at 0730 and arrived in Albuquerque, NM around 5 pm. That’s 9 1/2 hours on the road – we were all pretty worn out by the time we got here. Howie and I ran to Walmart for a few supplies, then we grabbed a quick dinner inside the Cracker Barrel.
Along the way, we went through the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. I thought I’d share a few pictures. Very interesting, but once again, a very stark landscape. I remember being at the Petrified Forest as a kid….my dad bought a HUGE piece of petrified wood (about the size of a bowling ball) from one of the stores and now I’m lucky enough to have it in my home.
Interstate 40 runs alongside the historic Route 66 – kind of sad that such an important road running from Chicago to Los Angeles exists about 85% only in interrupted sections now.
We hope to be on the road again around 0900 in the morning for the 2 1/2 hours to Taos where we will stay for three days. See you all there – happy trails!!