Texas, New Mexico and Arizona
|Marty at Lighthouse Point|
|Hiking to the Point|
|These ladies rode their horses up here - whoa!|
|This guy was hanging out at Lighthouse Point|
|Sunset at the canyon (not bad for an IPhone camera)|
Here's the information from their website:
Welcome to the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum. The Sisemore’s began restoring and collecting unusual vintage RV’s over 25 years ago. They have built a museum that houses many of the RV’s in their collection. These include the Flxible Bus from the Movie RV, the 1st Itasca motor home ever built. The oldest Fleetwood in existence and many other RV’s from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The museum is free to the public and is open Monday – Saturday 9-5. Step back in time, reminisce and enjoy the progression of the RV industry from its inception till now.
And here's a list of the RV's from their collection:
|Inside the RV from the Robin Williams movie, "RV"|
|Born too late|
|No road trip is complete without a trip to the local drive-in|
We left Palo Duro Canyon State Park and Texas on Monday, 2/21. Next stop was Albuquerque, New Mexico where we spent four nights at another Elks Lodge (our third). It was just your basic parking lot with an electric hook-up and water just a hose length away.
Marty was happy to be in Albuqurque because we were only a two-hour ride from the "Very Large Array". Our drive took us about 50 miles west of Soccoro, NM to the middle of nowhere. You are probably wondering what is the "Very Large Array" and since I really don't quite understand it, here's the link to their web site. The one thing I did understand is that this was the location from the movie "Contact" with Jodie Foster and it was the spot where she first observed intelligence from far away galaxies.
|New Mexico's version of "The Bean"|
|Poor Maddie, she wasn't expecting to be snowed on (it didn't stick)|
Here's the link to the story:
|The "miracle staircase", when it was built there were no railings - yikes!|
|San Miguel Church|
We said goodbye to Albuqurque on Friday, 2/26 and continued our westward trek. Holbrook, Arizona was our next stop and again we spent four nights. We have a space in Mesa for the month of March so it's been nice to taking our time getting there.
Holbrook, Arizona is right on Route 66 (or what's left of it) and is also an easy drive to the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert National Park. We visited both parks and have the photos to prove it.
|Taking a break on the trail at the Petrified Forest|
|Note the "flat bed Ford" in the background. The flowers are a memorial for Glenn Frey|
Even though we've already spent two weeks in Mesa I'm ending this post here. Mesa in March deserves it's own post - one whole month of sunshine and warm temperatures before heading back to Washington for the summer. See you later!