Day 3 of Route 66

We started off today in Holbrook Arizona and decieded to drive to the Navajo Court house in town to take a few pictures admiring the architecture. After that we stopped by this lot that had a few abandoned vehicles, that I had spotted yesterday. Most of them had been vandalized, and the 1950 Dodge was extremely cancerous, and would be only good for the radio that was somehow still there.

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Once we had finished there we decided that since there was not much in between Holbrook and Albuquerque, so we decided we would to visit the Petrified Forest. Granted it is not on 66, but it was fairly close, so we took a detour.

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Essentially the Petrified Forest is a large area where 200 million year old fallen tress became buried in floodplains. According to the flyer all of the dirt and sediment that buried the logs , “cut off oxygen and slowed the logs’ decay”. Since the logs weren’t decaying the sediment and volcanic ash over the years began to be absorbed by the wood. This pretty much turned the trees into stone.

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We meandered around the Petrified forest for about two hours looking at all sorts of sights, such as petrified trees, beautiful overlooks, Indian Petroglyphs, and mysterious cars which cannot name what they are. If you know what it is please feel free to identify it.

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After that we made the drive to Albuquerque making only one stop in Gallup to have lunch in the Sante Fe train station paring lot.  Gallup had a few interesting building we photographed, then we moved on.

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We drove through this little town called Grants, which had some really neat cars stashed in a business yard. Honestly today wasn’t too eventful, but all days can’t be.

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Good Night From Alburqureqe

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About mecklin21

I'm a Southern California kid who ended up in the middle of McPherson Kansas pursuing a degree in Automotive Restoration at McPherson College. I own a 1940 Plymouth Pickup, which I am restoring, and enjoy adventures, writing, & photography.
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