Penny and Bob's Great Adventure - 2012 travel blog

Along the way. Cholla Power Plant.

Some beautiful rock formations and colors


Can you tell I love rocks!!

A different one

Even another


They have neat stuff in New Mexico, too!

Lava rocks

These are 3 our "traveling companions". I've had the mouse for over...

Just some driving along scenes

More driving scenery

Out in the middle of nowhere

Camp site at High Desert RV Park

He guards the campground property

Albuquerque in the distance










Lava rocks from the extinct volcano


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.


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.

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