Monday, August 22, 2005

Texas Adventure - Day Ten - the cool desert

We had a wonderful nights sleep at a rest area in Santa Fe. The temperature was cool and a quiet spot. This morning we drove into town (Santa Fe) and joined the crowds at the Indian Market Festival, a once a year event where native American artists from around the country come to display and sell their work. There was some very nice stuff there. They estimate that about 100 thousand people come for the weekend festival. Esther paticularly enjoyed herself as Santa Fe is a favorite city and she loved all the silversmith art. The city is very unique with almost all buildings in adobe architecture. In the afternoon, we drove to Flagstaff, Arizona and enjoyed a few hours with our friends, Doug and Nancy Peake. We got to see their house and take a long walk on a trail that runs next to their house. It was refreshing to feel the cool mountain air and smell the pine. We left around 9:00 and drove to Kingman where we spent the night at a truck stop.

2 comments:

My Fair Lady said...

I didn't know you could stay overnight in Wal-Mart parking lots until your blog a few days ago. I told my brother about it because he and whitney love Wal-Mart, and now they want to spend the night there when traveling. Jeff was even thinking of the next trip with his youth group, having them all sent up camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot!! Look at what you've started! :) The Texas adventure sounds like a lot of fun and very interesting.

My Fair Lady said...

I didn't know you could stay overnight in Wal-Mart parking lots until your blog a few days ago. I told my brother about it because he and whitney love Wal-Mart, and now they want to spend the night there when traveling. Jeff was even thinking of the next trip with his youth group, having them all sent up camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot!! Look at what you've started! :) The Texas adventure sounds like a lot of fun and very interesting.