|We left for Arizona on the morning of 4/30/10 after a windy day on a mountain top in Tijeras NM at 6300 feet in elevation. Wash is done, journal entries posted, minus the pictures. Hopefully I have internet at the next campground so I can take the time to add pictures to the trip journal. We woke up early to a snow covered car and a blizzard like January in Pennsylvania. No kidding, we listened to the weather and there were accidents on I-40 and the snow was piling up. We quickly gathered our things and after phoning a friend in Albuquerque to find out the temperatures down there at a lower altitude we decided to roll to our next stop on our trip West.
The drive was amazing, through Western New Mexico. The terrain is massive flat plains with random hills popping up from nowhere and snow capped mountain tops in the distance. The closer we got to the Arizona line, an obvious indication of the rise in elevation was when watching the snow squalls in the distance became watching them accumulate on the windshield and then on the shoulders of the road. We decided it was time to stop at our restaurant of choice, Cracker Barrel, and confirmation of our decision was sliding into the intersection at the end of the off ramp. We enjoyed our breakfast and shopping for sidewalk sale buys. Soon the sun was out and the sky was bright and blue as we made our way to our Walmart stop in Winslow Arizona.
On arrival at our overnight stop in Winslow we soon realized that we weren't alone. The good kind of not alone I might add. We always like seeing other RV'rs in the parking lot near us and we enjoy the camaraderie, often striking up conversations about where they're from, where they're headed and of course, recently, how their rig handled in those Rocky Mountains. It was a cold night in Winslow Arizona, waking up the next morning to 28*. A short walk to the Subway in Walmart for coffee and breakfast and we were again on our way to our destination we set out for the beginning of April. Sedona and the Grand Canyon National Park.