WE left the rest area outside of Amarillo after getting ourselves ready and having breakfast. I didn't burn the bacon, because I put ham in Ken's egg burrito :)
Ken went inside the rest area to see about filling a couple of water bottles. I told him that the drinking fountain would be turned off and it was. The janitor saw him and offered to fill them. We have plenty, but you never know if there will be any available down the road.
Jumped in the truck and off we went. No stopping except for gas and potty stops. We pulled over at a "picnic area" that was actually the dump. Yes, garbage was piled high and blowing all over. Just so weird. Lots of trucks on the road, but few cars. Definitely lots of RVs heading east!
|Love to see the silos!|
|Windmill with cattle..this is Texas!|
|Advertisements for this place for miles|
|Nearing Gallup, NM..Love the scenery changing!|
|The sky looked threatening..but only a few raindrops|
Tummies full, we carried on across Arizona. We thought we'd stay at the rest area that's at the 3 mile marker. Uh no, CLOSED. We found only 2 rest areas open all across Arizona. Shame on them, the poor truckers! Looking back, Alabama rest areas had closed their visitor centers but all up and down I 65 every one was open and well kept. Texas too.
Luckily next to this rest area is a truck stop so we pulled in and that's where we are now! We'll be pulling out shortly and we'll see where we end up tonight.
|Our spot for the night..|
Even though America (along with others) is crazy now, America is still beautiful, so we'll enjoy the ride!
I thought I'd post this before we left, but it didn't happen. Posting this Tuesday evening...
We left and had a beautiful drive through Arizona. Trucks are plentiful on the interstate, which I know we need them but is also why we avoid interstates when we can!
We made a few potty stops and then a drive through Joseph City..not much of one but a nice few minutes. We stopped in Holbrook and visited the Safeway, figure might as well stock up on a few things since we don't know what Raley's at home will have. No paper products though, all gone!
|When we were kids we always wanted to sleep in a Wigwam!|
|Love how they have the old vehicles in front of the WigWams :)|
|I love the old motels!!|
|Nice park at the beginning of town, put away our groceries..No overnight|
|Old building for the Meteor Crater|
We went to the Passport America campground in Williams to check in once we got to Williams, AZ. Another family with a fifth wheel were there too. Turns out they had reservations, never heard from the park..but it's closed. Williams is a ghost town. Sad to see as normally it would be hopping with families during Spring Break. Williams claim to fame is "Gateway to the Grand Canyon". You can normally catch the Grand Canyon Railway from here, but it's shut down too. Sad, sad.
|You could see this beautiful mountain from way off..near Flagstaff, AZ|
|This is why we try to avoid I 40..oh well..|
|My mom loved coming into Flagstaff, AZ. She loved the pine trees :)|
|Our spot in Williams, AZ|
|Williams, AZ a very patriotic town! We like that!|
|Sorry about the dirty windshield. Another time we would have visited|
Historic Brewing Company and Grand Canyon Brewing :(
|This is just to show you..a ghost town. :(|
|Old Route 66 motels!|
|No one :(|
|Same here..just so sad..|
We found another RV park, Canyon Gateway RV Park. Nice park a little $$. $42.00 for the night. We figure the last two nights have been free so $14.00 a night (like that figuring don't ya lol) .. Anyway, it is what it is.
Once we parked we toured the town and found another Safeway. No paper products either but I did find some wine LOL. Not my good stuff, but it'll get me through. haha.
Back to the park and I got some chicken thighs started for Ken and a breast for me. Not sure exactly how the oven will do so wanted to get them done early.
Tomorrow we'll head for Armagosa Valley about 300 miles and the next day a little less than that and we'll be home. It's too bad the country is shut down, but we have a great little place to go home to! Cold from what I'm seeing but that's ok.
Enjoy your evening it's Happy Hour time!