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Published: November 10th 2017
Geo: 35.0841, -106.649
Bet you thought I forgot to blog, huh? Well the place we stayed at in Sedona advertised internet service, but it was only up by the office and not down by the river where we were. Also, we didn't have any cell service there either. Double whammy. Then, the hotel in Grants, NM had internet, but I couldn't get it to work. Bummer.
So, on Saturday we got up and went hiking on Soldiers Pass Trail. It was supposed to be an easy trail, but turned out to be a little more than Stacy wanted. We walked 3.4 miles. It was very scenic. There was a sink hole along the trail that was about 60 feet deep and a hundred feet across. The trail also took us to the 7 pools, which turned out to be the 7 puddles!
After that we went back to the Heritage Museum and finished the tour. We drove up to the airport to see the sunset. There was a huge line of traffic in Sedona and we got to the parking lot about 2 minutes before the sun set. It was pretty nice.
Sunday morning we left Sedona and headed east toward
Grants, NM. We stopped at the Meteor Crater, which is the best preserved meteor crater on the planet. It was about 550 feet deep and a mile across. It is about 50,000 years old. Then on to Winslow, AZ. All you old folks should remember Winslow, AZ. "Well I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona and such a fine sight to see. There's a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford slowin down to take a look at me", By the Eagles. There is a bronze statue of a guy on the corner and a mural of a girl in a flat bed Ford on the wall behind him. We had lunch at a café across the street and watched about 50 people stop and take pictures with the statue. That is about all there is in Winslow, AZ.
We left Winslow and stopped at the Petrified Forest National Park. There are hundreds of petrified trees lying about and sticking out of the ground. Also, there was an area called the painted desert to see. We also saw some really neat petroglyphs from the Pueblo Indians.
We finally pulled in to our hotel in Grants at about
8:30PM, a long day.
The next morning, we headed out for Albuquerque and visited old town and went on a trolley tour of the town. We checked in to our hotel and had a well deserved nap. We took a tram to the top of the nearest mountain to see the sunset and the town lit up at night. After that, dinner and then to bed. Tomorrow we head out to Santa Fe for a 3 day stay.
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