Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On the Road Again...

me posing in a stagecoach at Apacheland Old West Town
and Movie set near Mesa AZ
I got up early today and this is my last day of long driving for a while...so with a cup of what tastes like cowboy coffee--I will update again. AZ was fun I love the desert landscape..the plants, the reptiles, the water but the heat..WOW it was intense there for a couple of days...

but lucky us it cooled off for our camping and we got an amazing spot by the water so that was super...I left AZ yesterday and drove up Hwy 87 to Peyson where there was an amazing tourist trap with all sorts of stuff!! I needed to use the facilites so I browsed around..found some neat things to look at and acutally purchased 2 postcards!!! Big Spender right? oh well I have no room back home to showcase "things" so no reason to buy them..I photograph them instead..like this shot of my favorite cowboy--the Duke

Back on Hwy 87 N to Winslow AZ and the high winds & blowing sands closed the I-40 and the Meteor Crater National Landmark. SO I found a VERY OLD motel on the old Rt. 66. Rt. 66 goes right thru Winslow...and although its pretty run down it still has nostalgic charm. I visited the Standing on the Corner site of interest a dedication to the Eagles and the Song that put Winslow on the Map...Take it Easy..

Then I drove west toward Flagstaff and the San Francisco Peaks to Meteor Crater--a privately owned wonder!! The crater is about 50,000 yrs old a baby by crater standards..but the best preserved in the world due to the arid climate---its HUGE..the $15 entry fee is well worth it, there is a gift shop, a subway sandwich shop inside, a picnic area, a mesuem, a theater showing a short movie of the history of the crater, various observation decks out back, a 1 hr guided rim tour..all inclusive!! I spent about 3 hrs there

Then I backtraced to head east then North on Hwy 77 into the Navajo Res again...then on Navajo 15 then Hwy 191 to take me into Utah...

This morning asa pack up Im headed to Moab Utah where I will do a bit of site seeing and look for the woman under the bridge...hmm and then off to CO where my sis lives and where I hear it snowed and maybe snowing today...oh well!!
We plan leave for Zion on Fridaymy sis is working 1/2 day then away we go for the long weekend..sort of more backtracking but its the best way to really get to know a place--

1 comment:

  1. I have heard of the woman under the bridge, but never seen her. Did you get a tshirt from Winslow?


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