Saturday, October 9, 2010

SEGMENT 5--Winslow, AZ to Albuquerque, NM

There is something about driving along the Interstate, listening to the Eagles "Take it Easy",  and watching a chain of locomotives haul its endless string of assorted colored railcars down the track with the Arizona landscape of red rock plateaus rising out of the desert as the backdrop. This is profoundly America.

Heading into Holbrook, AZ on Historical Route 66 we checked out the Wigwam Motel. It reminds me of a scene straight out of the Disney movie "Cars". I think Lightning McQueen stayed the night in a place similar to this in the town of Radiator Springs. You can actually stay the night in one of these Wigwams and park your old 1954 Buick out front.

We also went to the Petrified Forest. Totally worth missing. Grandpa is a lifetime member of the National Parks Association which allows us to enter without paying the park fee. Totally worth it in my opinion. OK to skip Petrified Forest unless you're into rocks.

Arrived in Albuquerque. Looks similar to Reno. Stayed in the RV parking lot at the Balloon Fiesta. Need to get up early tomorrow for Dawn Patrol. :)


  1. I have been to many places worth missing. How was dawn patrol? Albuquerque is a much bigger balloon event than Reno.

  2. Ahh, girls in flat-bed Fords.