Hey guys, Just made it to Santa Fe, NM. This will be our home for the next week until we start the drive back home for Thanksgiving. It's feels nice knowing in a few weeks we'll be back home for a little break. We are at just about 10,000 miles driven since we left almost two months ago so our butts will thank us for the break. Quick little photo from Flagstaff. We checked out the Wupatki Ruins for a few days and managed to have a pretty little sunset one night. I did leave my sweatshirt in the car though and was kicking myself in the ass as I sat here for 45 minutes waiting for the light to get going.
|Got lucky with some great skies|
We went to Oak Creek Canyon trail which is supposed to be one of the best in the country. It was nice but we both agreed that while it was very nice, I would say that there are a lot more hikes out there we've enjoyed much more. The sun was pretty harsh all day so photos were a bust but it was still a great way to work up an appetite.
|Best wieners ever|
|House made of petrified wood. A wolf will not be blowing this down|
|Old car along historic Route 66|
We also hiked The Painted Desert wilderness trail which was the only trail in the park that you could actually go off freely and explore. We hiked out about 3 miles and ended up finding some petroglyphs along the way. It was a good hike and the climb back up at the end pretty much destroyed us. After Petrified Forest we made our way into New Mexico. Our first stop was Farmington where we stayed at Mom and Pop's RV camp. It was pretty dumpy but we were only there for a couple days.
|Do not stay here....EVER|
While adventuring this park the best way to navigate was to look for these two large red mounds as one landmark and then two black topped mounds called "Black Boobs" as your other landmark. They are big enough to see from just about anywhere you are. The place is just massive though. I think in our 20 hours of being there we probably saw a 1/4 of what is inside the park. We did flounder about the first day until we realized how deep we had to get into the park before the really crazy shit started to reveal itself. Just can't say enough about this place. Endless photo and exploring opportunities.
|Getting ready to head out|
|Waiting for the sun to go down for the shot above|
|Really cool area that looked like huge dinosaur bones. I'd like to revisit this area since there is some great photo potential|
|More odd things|
|Middle of Nowhere|
|Starting an early morning hike|