My whole trip today was on I-40. I must say, the road is pretty good and scenery is awesome! Since the 2+ years that we have traveled the west, today was the first time I have ever seen water in the washes! Mike has always said he wanted to see it, well I did! The narrow washes were actually flowing, the big washes were just starting to fill. For those who don't know, a wash is like a bone dry riverbed. People drive their 4x4s in them and they are just sandy. Anyway, the rain just stayed with me today and the winds started whipping. I had decisions to make because, a) I had a late start, b) I lost an hour since I left AZ and now I'm in mountain time, c) if I went an hour further, I was going to be in a stretch of land with no campgrounds - so I decided to quit early (4pm) in Acoma, NM at the Sky City Casino RV park. Paid $20 for a full hookup, pull thru site (can't beat that!). I had skipped lunch, so I went to the casino and enjoyed their seafood buffet and made a small donation to the casino - that's my nice way of saying I lost a small amount on the slots! Came back home, had a nice shower and I'm relaxing and typing up my blog entry.
By the way, the casino is owned/run by the Acoma Pueblo people. Yesterday I forgot to mention that I had traveled through an Apache reservation and last night I stayed in and today traveled through the Navajo nation.
|Back of the jeep for the trip home! My plants survived my 5 weeks absence due to my wonderful neighbor who took care of them through the 90+ weather! Thanks Wade!|
|This was stamped into the sidewalk in Holbrook. My campground was by the historical Route 66!|
|Traveling down I-40 and heading into this!|
|A little of the landscape and the weather in Arizona|
|And yes, I was keeping an eye out for funnel clouds. Even though there was no forecast for tornadoes!!|
|And then I get to the campground in New Mexico, and I get this!!!|
|But we did have a pretty sunset!|