274 miles today from Winslow, AZ to Albuquerque, NM. It was a long ride for us, about 4 1/2 hours before we finally pulled into the High Desert RV Park
just west of Albuquerque.
Such absolutely beautiful scenery along the route with ever changing topography, from rocky mountains to grassland that stretches forever. Over the Continental Divide at 7200 feet and then the slow descent in altitude towards Albuquerque.
As we passed through Grants, New Mexico, we started seeing what looked like lava flows along the highway. Indeed they were, from the now extinct Bandera Volcano
. Had we known about that and the ice caves, we might have stopped there for the night instead of going on to Albuquerque. But we're running well behind schedule for our East Coast trip so ..... maybe next year.8/17/12
We were scheduled to stay at High Desert RV Park for just one night but decided to stay another day and visit the Petroglyph National Monument
. While it was very nice, I think the petroglyphs at the Valley of Fire in Nevada were better. But then again, we didn't do the long walks into the canyons and such so I imagine we missed most of the neat ones.
Of course, we did some geocaching both days and just plain driving around. We didn't get into the historic part of Albuquerque though. It rained while we were driving around looking for a gas station our GPS wanted to send us to and it was unbelievable how the roads flooded and the water just ran off. Of course, she (Ms. GPS) took us the long scenic route to the gas station!
Tomorrow, it's onward to Tucumcari, NM.