Published: July 26th 2012July 26th 2012
We've been off line the last couple of days as we've been in pretty remote areas with old hotels and no wi fi.
We've done so much: visited the cadillac ranch with all the cars embedded in the ground, Madrid where the movie Wild Hogs was made (another t shirt!) then stayed in Gallup at a old hotel where movie stars from the 50's stayed. We were in the Susan Hayward room. Very basic, but lovely character.
Temps have varied by up to 40 degrees farenhiet, we've had three relatively comfortable days in terms heat (early to mid 30's Celsius).
We then had the best day so far, from New Mexico into the Arizona desert. Amazing riding, and just amazing landscape.Then on to Monument Valley which is absolutely mind blowing. I just can't describe how insignificant these great rock structures make you feel. It was just like being in a cowboy and Indian movie. We drove into Utah for a handful of miles and saw the best of the structures. Just unbelievable.
We then rode into Navajo country and got rained on for about ten minutes - at least the wet weather gear got a test run! We drove through the middle of a thunder storm - no rain, but spectacular lightening! We rode 372 miles yesterday, 12 hours in the saddle, but an awesome day. We had an hour of washing to do at the laundry mat across the road, so a very long day.
Today was a short day in terms of miles (220) and a little boring to be honest. We went to the painted desert and petrified forest (I wouldn't recommend it).
More t shirts purchased though, David reckons he's up to double numbers now!
Another long day, and a time change. Ready for a beer!
Grand Canyon tomorrow, so expecting temps to be up again.
Hi to all!