Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The cars around it were fun too. The kids particularly liked this little green bug!
Route 66 did go right through the Painted Desert. Here we all are at the place where the old road used to run...apparently the road bed was taken up and you can't even tell there was a road there now...except for the line of short electric poles.
Then on to the Petrified Forest end of the loop. This was truly amazing. We stayed until the moon rose over the hills and we wouldn't be able to see anymore before we finally headed out for Holbrook.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Santa Rosa was charming! We left Santa Rosa on the old allignment. Apparently in 1937 Route 66 moved. It went through Sante Fe pre-1937 and straight across skipping Sante Fe after 1937. We decided to take the old Route and see Sante Fe...since Stephen informed it was the capital! So we headed out...the scenery was amazing!
We wandered around downtown Sante Fe...it was fun, the food at the Burrito Company was good and spicy! We saw more old churches....lots and lots of adobe....McDonald's in adobe, Border's in adobe, Thai food.... you name it Sante Fe has it in adobe.
We drove on to Albuquerque and stopped for supper--ok we ate mozzarella sticks and chili fries so we would all have room for the super deserts at 66 Diner...where the service was fab and the neon was to die for...