Sunday, August 14, 2005

Texas Adventure - Day Two - desert southwest

Turret Arch - Arches NP
Originally uploaded by Southworth Sailor.
We were wakened by Walmart employees coming to work at 7am. Hit the road and drove for an hour or so and freshened up at a rest area, then on to Moab and the Arches National Park. We enjoyed all the red rock formations and arches. We even took a couple of short hikes. Lunch was at a funky cafe with internet in Moab. The town is very much a destination and has some real nice gift shops and services. We noticed a lot Europeans vacatiioning there. We drove through southeast Utah and into southwest Colorado, going through Cortez, Shiprock and Gallup. The Navajo reservation was interesting to see. There were many thundershowers on the horizons and by the time we got to Albuquerque we were in the middle of a downpour. We took old route 66 through the city and ate at a route 66 diner. We ordered ‘the pile up’, which is roasted potatoes and green chilies covered with eggs and rancheros sauce. It was very good. We ended the day by driving several more hours, stopping at a rest area near Las Cruces. Only 750 miles today

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

VERY COOL! Those arches sure are amazing. Be sure to check out the basement of the Alamo when you get there.