Day 7: Albuquerque, NM to Winslow, AZ
We got a bit of a late start Sunday, waiting for the temperature to get out of the twenties in Albuquerque; it was as low as 10° along our route in the morning, although later in the day we saw some high 40s.
We've been paralleling old Route 66 for some time now:
Crossing the Arizona state line:
Some scenes from the petrified forest and painted desert, where we had a late picnic lunch by the Agate Bridge
(a petrified fallen tree
There were vast petrified forests, all the fallen and petrified trees had cracked under their own weight, making it look as though someone had come along and chopped it into firewood!
We found a cool hotel, La Posada, in Winslow AZ ('standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona'
). La Posada is an old railroad hotel in the process of being restored. We stayed in the Clark Gable room! (Photos will be included in the next post...)
We continually overestimate how far we'll progress in a given day; the distances here are so much more vast than we're used to at home, that we've become pretty bad at time/distance estimation. But, today, we think we'll spend some time at Meteor Crater, and then continue on to the Grand Canyon.