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Route 66

When last we left our wanderings, we had just left the Albuquerque Balloon Fest.  Wait a minute.  That was October 2018.  Last Year!  And here it is the middle of January 2019, and I am finally getting around to this post.  Can’t explain it, just have to take responsibility for it, and get it done.  Don’t want to start the 2019 travels without finishing up 2018….besides, the question continues to linger as to whether of not this blog is ever going to

fulfill its original intent.  The answer is yes.  And so we must begin…..

About 20 miles west of Albuquerque, in Rio Puerco, we stayed at the Route 66 RV Resort, part of the Route 66 Casino complex.  Nice new facilities, big spaces, friendly staff.  And as long as you did not spend too much time inside, in the smoke, it was a great place to stay.

Across the highway, a short evening walk from our site, were some of the best burgers we have experienced.  At a place called Route 66 Pit Stop…home of the Laguna Burger.  Guess there are a couple of them scattered along this stretch of highway.

Laguna Burger

And right across the street is this….

A beautiful bridge, on a road to nowhere….

Along the Mother Road we traveled West, stopping in Holbrook.  And in Holbrook we found one of my happy places….the Cozy Cone Motel from Cars….well at least the inspiration for it….

                                                    

Out of town we ventured to the Petrified Forest ( will be another post ), but it wasn’t until the end of our day, at the Northern Entrance to the part that we again encountered Route 66 again…

It rained the next couple of days, but one afternoon we bundled up and headed down the road a  bit, to a town I remember from an old Eagles song…

Standin’ on the corner in Winslow AZ

 

It’s a girl my lord in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And our last tourist stop along this portion of Route 66…in Gallup, NM….the El Rancho….if you like old Hollywood, then this is the place for you….

Much more to see…more road to travel…but along Route 66 you get an idea of days gone past…gone past too fast.  Don’t miss the tourist attractions…that is why you went in the first place!

 

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