Price, Utah to Albuquerque, New Mexico 10/06/2013

OCTOBER 6, 2013 (Sunday)

 

Had a cinnamon type roll and tea at our hotel and then we hit the road. We didn’t spend a lot of time looking around Price, Utah, as there is not a lot to look at. Pretty small place. We left around 9:00 AM. The weather continued to be great. In the afternoon it was 72 degrees.

We drove and drove. We were so sad because we would have stopped at Arches National Park if it had been open, but alas the government said otherwise. I feel so bad for all the foreigners who came so far and don’t get to see it. We did get a taste of it with the drive. Lovely. Lots of majestic rock formations.

Dramatic countryside after leaving Price.

Dramatic countryside after leaving Price.

Majestic views.

Majestic views.

Wilson Window.

Wilson window.

Arch in the making.

Arch in the making.

We cut through the southwest corner.

We cut through the southwest corner.

 

The mighty pillar standing in it's own rubble.

The mighty pillar standing in it’s own rubble.

We entered from the North.

We entered from the North.

Shiprock in the distance.

Shiprock in the distance.

The carnival was in town, traffic was terrible, but lots of food and fun going on everywhere.

The carnival was in town, traffic was terrible, but lots of food and fun going on everywhere.

Distant Mesa's.

Distant mesa’s.

What force pushed this pile of rock upward?  How small we are.

What force pushed this pile of rock upward? How small we are.

We stopped for lunch near Moab at a Burger King, then on the road again. We drove approximately 500 miles today and ended up in Albuquerque. We had dinner at a Cracker Barrel, very good and reasonable prices. After dinner we drove to a nearby McDonald’s and got a cheap room that was relatively close. The room cost about $65.00 for the night. When driving down the hill into Albuquerque, we did get to see a bunch of balloons up in the air. Their big balloon fest is going on now.

Pulling into Albuquerque we spotted hot air balloons.

Pulling into Albuquerque we spotted hot air balloons.

Dinner at the Cracker Barrel.

Dinner at the Cracker Barrel.

Cracker Barrel fireplace.

Cracker Barrel fireplace.

Edie had Chicken Breasts, dumplings and fried apples.

Edie had chicken breasts, dumplings and fried apples.

Lex had chicken and dumplings with mixed vegetables and fried apples.

Lex had chicken and dumplings with mixed vegetables and fried apples.

Two Queens, not too much more tonight.

Two queens, not too much more tonight.

Our bedroom.

Our bedroom.

Indoor pool accessed through a glass door at the back of our bedroom.  Heavy curtains give privacy.

Indoor pool accessed through a glass door at the back of our bedroom. Heavy curtains give privacy.

The room is too funny. It’s one of the oddest we’ve been in. It’s clean (I hope), but the sheets are not fitted, the bathroom is so tiny, and the funniest part is that there is a glass door that has a little curtain over it that goes out into the pool area that is enclosed. Nothing like we’ve ever seen before.

Anyway, our tummies are full and we’re tired. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

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