Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Route 66

Friday we visited Santa Fe in New Mexico and the Georgia O'Keeffe museum which was excellent. No photos were allowed in the museum so here is a photo of the cathedral! Santa Fe is very upmarket but had a fantastic market selling turquoise jewellery (of course I bought some!)
Saturday we were in Alberquerque and this is the diner where we had lunch. Had a great day shopping here - I bought another quilt - a lone star this time - photos will not follow until my return home as it is securely packed!

On Saturday afternoon we drove to Gallup still in New Mexico and stayed here in the El Rancho hotel which is very old fashioned but very authentic regarding Route 66 charm.

Sunday we visited the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Parks which were very scenic but the weather had turned cold and windy.

On Sunday night we slept in a wigwam - this motel is a famous Route 66 landmark and featured in the Disney film 'Cars '.

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