Day 5 - 6/28/2004 - Monday
- Drove around historic Albuquerque
(Alas, no we did not stay at the world famouse Albuquerque Holiday Inn).
Kristina's family lived here once upon a time.
Here's a picture of a mission church there:
- We were driving around on the old Route 66.
- We visited Petroglyph National Monument.
Here's a picture of a Petroglyph:
- We almost went to Sky City at
Acoma, but decided not to go.
- We visited a mock-up of a Uranium mine at the
New Mexico Mining Museum in Grants, NM.
- We went to
El Malpais National Monument.
We climbed to the top of an old volcano crater. We came down
the hard way, the steep slope seen here:
- There are caves in the area that are old volcano tubes. One goes
under the roadway, then keep going. Some of us went down into one
of those, here's the view looking back:
- Crossed continental divide, 7882 ft high.
- Visited El Morro National Monument.
This was the lone watering hole for miles, and people have carved their
name onto the rock dating back over 300 years. Here you can see
the black stripe on the rock that is a waterfall when it rains.
- Arrive Arizona (3210 Miles)
- Now in the Arizona time zone, as they don't honor Daylight Savings.
More or less the same as Pacific Daylight Time.
- Narrowly missed staying at an old motel on Route 66 where your rooms
are shaped like teepees and there's a classic car parked outside.
- Stayed in Holbrook Arizona (3303 miles)
317 Miles traveled on Day 5
On to Day 6